Wandering the streets of Cairo and stopping for an impromptu game Alexandra Llewellyn fell in love with the way backgammon transcends language and culture. She then made the silent conversation more beautiful designing highly decorative boards. Dice roll over colourful feathers, artfully draped ladies and butterflies, playing pieces are semi-precious stones encased in polished brass. In homage to London artisans, Alexandra Llewellyn worked closely with the city’s finest craftsmen to create each board by hand. Llewellyn backgammon sets can be personalised, inspired by the Oetker Collection’s elegant destinations, Eden Being are delighted to have commissioned our own personalised versions.
Alexandra Llewellyn talks about her partnership with Jumby Bay and the creation of some very special pieces.