Iconic Padel Court revolutionises the concept of design for sport: a combination of aesthetics and technology at the highest level for maximum player well-being. Pininfarina expands its sphere of action by bringing its 100 years of expertise in the world of design – from cars to products to architecture – and its unique design approach, a combination of aesthetics and technology, to the world of sports design. The studio, Turin-based by origin and international by vocation, has designed for ICONIC its first padel court that takes the way of designing for sport to a new level, revolutionising the player’s experience and enjoyment of the playing space. Iconic Padel Court is a court with a customisable interface and modular functionality designed for the most demanding players, integrating innovative design with the industry’s most advanced technologies, including the ability to review actions and movements in order to collect useful data to improve game performance.
Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Group says:“Padel has become a global phenomenon, a way of life. Iconic Padel Court combines timeless beauty with the best technology available for players, offering an all-round Pininfarina experience. The design respects nature and embodies sport at the highest level, encapsulating sophistication and innovation in an unparalleled concept. The synergy between Iconic and Pininfarina stems from the intersection of the well-being of sport and the aesthetics of design.” “It is a source of great satisfaction for us to have entered into a partnership with a historic made-in-Italy brand like Pininfarina,” said Leonardo Giangreco Biancheri, CEO of Iconic. “Pininfarina’s design embodies the values of quality, precision and performance that we desired for Iconic Padel Court. We are honoured to be able to work together in creating a court that is unique in style and functionality.” Technology, sport and lifestyle come together in Iconic Padel Court, which optimises the player’s experience and performance through continuous interaction with the court’s components, both physical and remote. Designed in compliance with the standards of the International Padel Federation, the court can be installed anywhere in the world: it can be fixed directly to the ground or freestanding, depending on the customer’s needs. It integrates innovative finishes and materials into its design, including fibreglass cladding, laminated tempered glass with concealed ground fixing, faux leather protection, as well as perfectly integrated LEDs, displays and cameras.
Extremely flexible and modular, the court is equipped with innovative technological systems. The goalposts, for example, are designed as true access hubs to the court. Through the two integrated touch displays orvoice assistant , it is possible, in fact, to manage parameters such as court lighting or glass defrosting, adapting energy consumption while guaranteeing the best possible playing experience. Each post also includes an automatic tensioning system for the game net , for an experience always at the highest level, and a ball pressurisation module, to considerably increase the life of the balls. Also making a difference are the cameras, perfectly integrated into the structure, including four at the 6-metre-high floodlights, which, through theuse of artificial intelligence, analyse all the movements taking place on the court, providing an in-depth analysis of the game. To these are added a further four wide-angle cameras (two at the back of the court and one at each goalpost) for all the shots dedicated solely to entertainment and social sharing. All this is easily managed through two touch displays integrated into the playing glasses through which it is possible to work on practice sessions and change the scores on the scoreboards, which are also integrated into the structure.
To maximise player comfort even in the most extreme weather conditions, the court is also equipped with a cooling and heating system and anti-fog technology for the perimeter windows. Iconic Padel Court is a unique and exclusive offering in the padel universe. We are thrilled to collaborate with Pininfarina and proud to be part of the creation of this masterpiece of sports design, a luxury product that meets the expectations of the most demanding and refined player,” says Miguel Bonilla, Global Sales Director of Iconic. The field is already available for pre-sale and the first deliveries will be made by the end of 2023.
A global icon of Italian design and lifestyle, Pininfarina is recognised for its unparalleled ability to create timeless beauty through its values of elegance, purity and innovation. Pininfarina is headquartered in Italy and has offices around the world, with a design scope that includes transportation, industrial design, architecture/interiors and automotive design. Pininfarina’s most recent architecture and interior design projects span geographic locations such as Turkey (the Air Traffic Control Tower at Istanbul’s New Airport), Brazil (Cyrela, Vitra and Yachthouse, as well as the luxurious twin towers of Balneario Camboriu) and Italy (Juventus Stadium in Turin, The New Stauffer Center for Strings in Cremona, Urban Lounge in Milan, The Cave in Bologna). Pininfarina has won several international architecture awards, most recently the Green Good Design Award 2022 for Urban Lounge, the American Architecture Award 2020 with Yachthouse, the International Architecture Award 2020 for Sixty6 and the Red Dot Award 2019 for Bus Shelter for the city of Miami. Based in Turin, Milan, New York, Miami and Shanghai, Pininfarina Architecture works with a team of 50 professionals trained at the world’s leading academic institutions and research centres – with multidisciplinary backgrounds, including architecture, engineering, social sciences and interaction design, linked through their professional experiences.
New sports design brand founded by Leonardo Giangreco Biancheri, Pierfrancesco Iazeolla and Miguel Bonilla. Iconic marries design and sport, performance and aesthetics by designing latest-generation sports environments with exclusive design and focused on the user’s experience, optimising their lifestyle through technological innovation. Iconic projects are conceived for those who want to experience sport at the highest level in the best possible comfort. pininfarina.it