Supersmash found its roots back in the noughties, with the friendship of two guys playing ping-pong in the parks and bars of Berlin and Geneva. Since we both are graphic designers, we started to think how cool it would be to have paddles that actually look good, rather than are just functional. We also wanted them to be diverse for everyone to find a pattern that fit their style.
With this in mind we designed an intentionally ambivalent object, and let you decide whether Supersmash is a functional item, or a decorative one. So, are you going to hit the ping-pong square or just display your racket next to your dog picture?
: Don’t get fooled by the warm pink colour. Dazzle, disenchant and confuse your opponent by design. With its unbending stripes – mimicking an animalistic camouflage, Dazzle creates tricky illusions and obliterates all your opponents’ possible expectations of victory. Dazzle has been designed for the sharp player – be prepared to command considerable attention.
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Dragonfly: The Dragonfly… constantly controlling the opportune approach, the deadly angle. Adapting amplitude and frequency at each move, twisting and changing its flight flow, ready to hit with surgical precision. Dragonfly is a silent killer, a ninja of the air – be prepared to command considerable attention.
Hofmann: Your opponent may think that you’re just casually playing… but the Hofmann distorts the reality of your hits. Its hypnotic swirls confuse and con any players into an alternate world. Hofmann will not only lead you to success – be also prepared to command considerable attention.
French Kiss of Death: Imagine a table along Canal Saint Martin, a hot summer's late afternoon, without the laziness: grab your French Kiss (of Death) and show them what is hidden underneath your sophisticated paddle. It is not about fashion, it is about action – be prepared to command considerable attention.