Leanne Ford Just Made Pickleball Gear Chic
Shop her latest non-furniture collab.
Published Oct 17, 2022 6:46 PM
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If you feel like everyone is talking about pickleball at the moment, it’s because, well, they are. After being named the fastest-growing sport in the United States, it was only a matter of time before the design community caught on. Just today Leanne Ford announced her collaboration with the sport’s coolest gear brand, Recess.
The Austin-based company, which launched in 2021, was approached by Ford when she couldn’t find a paddle she wouldn’t mind carrying around off the court. As expected, she gave an otherwise mundane product category the classic Ford treatment, designing paddles and balls in a soothing black-and-cream palette with painterly patterns like imperfect checkers, wavy lines, and Pollock-esque splatters. (Yes, we are still talking about sports here.)
A trio of balls comes in at $14, and the paddles are $86, which makes a set the perfect gift for your pickleball-curious friends out there. And if you were thinking about dabbling but haven’t made it out to the courts yet, consider this a sign.