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In the world of luxury, the pursuit of excellence is never ending. And at The Quarry, we are known for our meticulously curated marble, granite, and rare onyx, and we resonate with the quest for perfection. Now, we introduce a partnership that transcends the ordinary, one that unites the genius of India's first chess Grandmaster and World Champion, Viswanathan Anand, with the visionary craftsmanship of Professor Tomaso Schiaffino, Creative Director, Design Qandy.

This series is a celebration of the remarkable outcomes that emerge when "THE BEST OF THE BEST" come together, driven by an unwavering commitment to execute their vision to perfection.

At the heart of this exceptional gathering, among the luminaries of the architecture and design world, stands the Grandmaster. What truly sets the occasion apart is the creation of a masterpiece, The Mountain King chessboard. This exceptional chessboard is meticulously crafted from The Quarry curated pristine white Laas Authentico and majestic black Nero Perla marble. It symbolises precision and strategy, reflecting the art and the craftsmanship of natural stones. It's not just a stunning piece of art; it's also a testament to The Quarry Curators' tireless journey, spanning 179 quarries across the world to find the most exquisite marble. 

Each marble is a masterpiece in its own right, and through generations of Italian craftsmanship, they are transformed to meet world-standard 20mm thickness. The dedication to excellence is not only reflected in this one-of-a-kind masterpiece but is also showcased at The Quarry Gallery in Mumbai, India, where a selection of exquisite natural stones are on stunning display.

The guiding principle of Founder and Chief Curator Rupesh Shinde, which entails never settling for second best, is also manifested in the expansive 12,500+ sq. ft. temperature-controlled gallery and the unique natural stone experience centre with many more inspiring creations, at The Quarry CO:LAB.

On this extraordinary journey, The Quarry and Professor Tomaso Schiaffino have presented us with something truly breathtaking. It is the result of their association, a fusion of their incredible talents, that has left us all amazed. Through this partnership, they have curated a masterpiece, etching a legacy and reminding us of the limitless possibilities that await us. The culmination of their creative efforts is The Mountain King chessboard, exclusively crafted to be gifted to Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand. We invite you to visit The Quarry CO:LAB, where you can witness and experience The majestic Mountain King, a testament to the fusion of art, craft and chess firsthand!