Simon Purkis and Purling London Create Trendy New Spin on Classic Board Games
Both engineering and finance have formed the professional path of Simon Purkis. But he’s always loved design and contemporary art. So, eight years ago, he founded Purling London, a purveyor of handmade artist- and custom-designed classic games. Soon after, the pieces were named a future trend at Maison&Objet in Paris. Among Purling’s collaborators have been Sophie Matisse, Thierry Noir, and Darren John, who recently adapted one of his street art series into the teal-painted Parallax Intervention 4.0 chess set. New art games are in the works with KHAMAMA, which creates marquetry featuring ethically sourced butterfly wings.