Snarkitecture's Ping-Pong Projects

Ping-Pong Apartment by Snarkitecture Daniel Arsham has a fascination with ping-pong balls. It shows in several of the projects he's created with his Snarkitecture partner Alex Mustonen. The two collaborators take on projects that investigate structure, material and program  to serve new and imaginative purposes. Case in point: Arsham's living quarters in Brooklyn, New York are a mere 90 sq. ft. but presented the designer/artist an opportunity to experiment with 25,000 ping-pong balls, presumably remainders from other projects. There is only a bed and shelves in the room, so the owner can have a place of rest and contemplation. Colors gradate from dark to light and illumination on the ceiling and counter mirrors on opposite walls allow the space to visually expand. The interior design project was completed into two months at a cost of just under $9000, making it a cool $100/square foot.

Ping-Pong Apartment by Daniel Arsham

Ping-Pong Apartment by Daniel Arsham

Safety note: the creatives at Snarkitecture had the good sense to ditch the hot plate and treat the balls with a fire-retardant intumescent coating. Smart play, since these little decorative spheres are highly flammable.

Pixel Clouds by Daniel Arsham

Above: Arsham shown with an earlier (2010) work "Pixel Clouds," from his solo exhibition at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris.

via Fast Company and Colossal; source Snarkitecture posted by: Nancy H.

James Perse Ltd Edition Ping-Pong Table

JAMES PERSE LIMITED EDITION PING PONG TABLE James Perse, the West Coast master of perfect-fit tees and jersey dresses, has created his own Limited Edition Ping-Pong Table that's influenced by the same LA outdoor living aesthetic as his sleek, sporty staples.

Hand-crafted from environmentally farmed solid teak, it possesses the same lines as his other furniture collections. The regulation-size tennis table combines ultimate playability with functionality, converting from game room to dining room with the addition of an optional teak table top. Four custom handmade paddles and JP branded ping-pong balls are housed in their own upholstered and formed drawer. Price upon request.

JAMES PERSE LIMITED EDITION PING PONG TABLE

source: James Perse posted by: Nancy H.

Table Tennis Accessories

Table Tennis Accessories 1) Puma's table tennis collaboration with design team Aruliden netted this award-winning packaging for paddle and balls. It prompted us to round-up similarly stylish accessories for the serious or social player.

2) Jonathan Adler brings preppy chic to the basement with this 100% wool blue chevron needlepoint paddle cover. $72 USD, including paddle.

3) Fashion designer Trina Turk collaborated with Alice Supply Co for a limited edition paddle set in her signature graphic pattern. $54 buys you two paddles and four balls.

4) Battle your opponents in style with a Jack Spade camo-print paddle cover. Holds two paddles and three balls. Alas, you'll have to round one up on eBay, as the cover is not current available at retail.

written by: Nancy H.

Puma x Aruliden BLACKOUT Table Tennis Table

Fall is that transitional season of wool sweaters and first frost mixed with unexpected days of Indian summer. Surfing has ended (for all but the intrepid) and we eagerly wait the accumulation of snowflakes, signaling the start of ski season. Don't sit idly by squandering that hard-won summer body. Now is a perfect time to have a go at an indoor sport, like table tennis. Puma x Aruliden Blackout Table TennisPuma x Aruliden Blackout Table Tennis

We guarantee you'll look swinging with Puma's BLACKOUT table in your space. Designed by New York–based Aruliden, the firm teamed up with the athletic brand to create products, strategy and marketing around the rec room pastime, effectively elevating it to penthouse status. The overall graphic impact, marked by the distinctive silhouette, matte-black finish and angular black ash wood legs, lends sophistication to the table and makes for a striking conversation piece. Available at The Conran Shop, $1,900.

For another spin on the game, see Aruliden's first table design, CHALK, under the Puma collaboration (pictured below).

Puma x Aruliden Chalk Table Tennis

If you love these tables, be sure to check back each day this week for more inspiration and gear to get you tournament-ready.

via Gear Patrol, source Aruliden written by: Nancy H.