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The Tournament by Jaime Hayón

London Design Festival 09: The Tournament, a giant chess set by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón, opened in Trafalgar Square in London today.

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The installation is the centrepiece of this year's London Design Festival, which officially starts tomorrow.

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Hayón's chess set represents the Battle of Trafalgar, a key naval battle between the British fleet and the combined French and Spanish fleets, which took place off the Atlantic coast of Spain in 1805.

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More info on this project, including text, renderings and drawings, in our earlier story.

See all our stories on London Design Festival 2009 in our special category.

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Photos are by Susan Smart Photography.