Of course not! Especially since the chess set in question has a particularly remarkable property. But that, in a moment. First, here's a link to Yasmin's chess-set site, and below is a picture of the chess-set in question (that currently exists only as a design, although I am told discussions about its production are on-going):
Btw, it's worth clicking the picture for a larger version.
As for the remarkable property? It's that once a piece is removed from the board, it completely disappears. Yasmin explains that the set is "inspired by the novel Alice through the Looking Glass where the pieces magically turn transparent when they touch the board," going on to say:
In ‘Alice through the Looking Glass’ by Lewis Carroll, Alice falls through a mirror and on the other side of the mirror, she becomes a piece in a game of chess. Inspired by this, the chess pieces have an opaque mirror finish, when they touch the surface of the board they magically turn transparent and reveal the identity of the piece contained inside them. When removed from the board they revert to being opaque, hiding the identity of the piece.You've got to like that, haven't you? Well, let us know. Better still, let Yasmin know. Your feedback is wanted.
This is a comment on how a chess piece has no value unless it is in play on the board. If removed from the board, a pawn and a queen are equal, in that neither have any value.
The theme of 'Alice through the Looking Glass' is the difference between the real world and the world behind the mirror. In keeping with this theme there is a contrast between the unlit mirrored piece and the clear glass piece. Each unlit mirrored piece is a smooth and modern shape. Each lit piece is clear glass, with the negative shape of a traditional, delicate Staunton chess piece enclosed within it. In the book the White Knight talks about how he thinks better when he is upside down. In a reference, the White Knights in the set only work when they are placed upside down. This joke is hidden to all but those who know the background of the chess set.