Ace, Design Takes to the Field 08.02.2022
With the Ace collection, designed by Patrick Norguet, Ethimo embarks on a new adventure, presenting
a collection of original furniture for outdoor sports, named after the winning serve in tennis.
“With this ambitious project we wanted to offer a new interpretation of both the design and the often
underappreciated comfort which usually characterise athletic stations and seats, creating a high-end
collection of extremely functional solutions designed to ‘accompany’ athletes during competitions
and ensure their utmost well-being,” states Patrick Norguet. “Ace was inspired by the very real need to
create a new and improved sense of comfort for players during international events. Thus, together with
Ethimo, we came up with a ‘system’ that has a clean and elegant design which satisfies the widest range
A passion for sports, alongside a talent for designing contemporary outdoor furniture and experience
in interpreting the most diverse outdoor contexts through innovative and high-end solutions, as
well as the long-standing partnership with Patrick Norguet, led to a special convergence of styles,
materials, shapes, and artistry that resulted in an original project dedicated to athletic environments.
Ace was designed to attractively furnish tennis courts, pools, athletic clubs, and exclusive resorts,
adapting perfectly to the context in which it is placed.
The various configurations that can be created highlight the project’s extraordinary flexibility and
versatility, intended not only for professional circuits and major sporting events, but also for normal
Ace is a modern and designer reinterpretation of the functional furniture usually positioned at the
edge of a field or pool, in spaces reserved for accommodating athletes, guests, or aficionados.
The fulcrum of the collection is an extremely versatile bench which can be configured according
to various requirements and equipped with additional accessories, like the surface made from
Black cork (a natural and 100% ecological material), the shoe rack, the bag holder, and the
container with aluminium bottle rack. For the tennis world, the iconic seat for the chair umpire
is added to the bench.