Paul Smith’s technicolor dreamcoat shtick has served him well, and while we’ll never pass up a pair of rainbow cufflinks, he may be getting too reliable for his own good.
For instance, this Paul Smith Ping Pong Table is the most exciting thing we’ve seen from him in some time…only he has nothing to do with it.
The table was made by Korean designer Hunn Wai, inspired by the pattern on his Paul Smith sneakers. The selling point for us is the doily net—which suggests some exciting gameplay possibilities—but the whole concept deserves applause.
Having spent decades playing table tennis in basement rec rooms, it’s easy to forget what a Dandy-ish game it is. Apparently Hunn Wai hasn’t forgotten.
- — Russell Brandom