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Ace, design Takes to the Field 04.10.2021

2022 collection’s preview

With the Ace collection, designed by Patrick NorguetEthimo 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 of demands.”

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 athletic activities.

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.

The bench’s inviting shape is the product of sophisticated and highly skilled craftsmanship which gives the teak its special curve. This “manufacturing”, which represents the perfect synthesis between manual artistry and industry, lends unexpected volumes to the seats and makes it possible to create an aesthetically pleasing continuity. The modular benches allow for various customised configurations. In particular, the modular bases on which to insert accessories and seats are available in four different lengths: 150 cm, 210 cm, 240 cm, and 300 cm.

The primary materials, which give shape to the various structures, are natural teak (FSC certified) and aluminium, the latter available in four colour variations: Black RedMoss GreenCoffee Brown, and Warm White. The use of environmentally friendly materials that stand up to outdoor use make Ace an athletic collection which is designed to adapt to and respect the environment in which it is placed.

Thus Ace represents a new way of experiencing outdoor sports, with the same feelings of comfort and wellness that define the iconic lounge and dining room collections created by Ethimo and Patrick Norguet.

Ace is design, comfort, functionality, and character, in any athletic environment.

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