US Open – and tennis inspired design

September 3, 2009 Katja Presnal

US Open – and tennis inspired design

I was at US Open yesterday and was inspired by the great game of tennis. Would you be ready to bring tennis balls into your home decor – or rather keep them at the tennis court?

The Tennis Ball Benches in the Digital Depot of the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam offer a great alternative for normal museum benches. Designed by Tejo Remy and René Veenhuizen. “Ball Boy Stool” by Charles O’Toole for Charles Furniture was already designed in 2003 as a limited version, but gained so much popularity that it is now sold for consumers in Ireland.

Hugh Hayden’s FUNATURE Tennis Ball Chair was the winner of Inhabitat’s BKLYN Designs Most Innovative Use of Materials Award.

StudioMold makes several cool items from recycled materials, including these chairs from rejected tennis balls. While these absolutely are a design statement, and also a green statement to reuse tennis balls, I’d still rather keep the balls on the tennis court..


Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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