Lily Sokol, travelled and wanted to take her favourite backgammon game with her. When she couldn’t find a lightweight travel set she wanted so she set about making her own.

She indulged her obsession with detail to get every element of the set just right, in particular taking six whole months just to perfect the way the board unfurls to lie perfectly flat.

Her friends were amazed by the quality of her work and asked her to make them sets as well. A Londoner born and bred, Lily set up a studio in Hackney Wick and has been hand making beautiful boards for discerning explorers ever since.

Lily still travels extensively and takes a board with her wherever she goes.