Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc backgammon board
Alexandra Llewellyn's love of backgammon comes from the wonderful universality of the game, its ability to transcend language, culture, and generations. Her handcrafted boards are also objects of exceptional beauty, borne of collaborations with expert artisans and acting as canvases for meticulous marquetry, delicate hand-painting, and bewitching prints.
A limited edition of ten, this design captures the sunlight, blue sky and sea of Antibes that has entranced so many artists, from Picasso to Matisse. It also evokes deliciously carefree days at the swish Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc retreat. Green palms and cedars strike up to the sky, while counters are placed on blue isosceles, shimmering with Mediterranean ripples. The quality of the board is exceptional, hand made by London artisans. Playing pieces are real mother-of-pearl and lapis lazuli, encased in a gold finish. The board comes encased in an olive wood box.