The idea for A00 was born at Pracownia Wschodnia in Warsaw's Praga district, during countless conversations over coffee. The artists Kasia Rysiak and Agnieszka Wach, studying the rules of chess, decided to design their own set.
Its genesis was the desire to have a chess set characterised by elegance, contemporary design and noble materials.
The name A00 comes from the category of irregular chess openings.
Since 2021 the project has been realized and developed by Kasia Rysiak.
Kasia Rysiak- designer and visual artist, for almost a decade associated with Pracownia Wschodnia in Warsaw. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, the Faculty of Textile and Fashion, and the Faculty of Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She ran the Mamapiki clothing brand (2009-2016). Currently works with photography, painting and design. Since 2021, she has been co-founding the Foto Pracownia Wschodnia Department, at Haller Square, where she carries out comprehensive projects based on analogue photography techniques.