The Congo Quares Bench by Atelier Astúa looks like an attractive, but fairly ordinary bench most of the time. But when you want to play chess, you just have to hit the switch and all the pieces will appear beside the board.
Once they're on the board, you can continue sitting at either side of the bench until the game is over and cleanup is as easy as putting the pieces back in their respective holes in the bench.
The bench is not only a great way to store your chess set when it's not in use, it's also a great way to avoid losing your pieces since it is so easy to put them away and keep track of them all.
Check out more pictures over at Homes and Hues: A Stylish Bench and Chess Set In One