Most of sport-grounds look cold, sterile, impersonal and made for the only aim of competition and performance. Homesick is a series of nets designed as an enlargement of lace which is turning the unwelcoming sport ambience into an atmosphere like at home. Homesick is a project that can be applied to many types of sports. Tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, ping-pong, hockey, handball… are just a few ball-sports where the net is taking an essential part, as goal or for separating the playing fields. Homesick gives sport equipment a higher value and makes them more individual. Sport is still a game, which is mainly about fun, passion and not only about rivalry and win.
A project with Damien Regamey.

Jury statement:
“This is a very friendly approach to a traditional technical, sterile, nondesign segment. On one hand, it is very ironic and brings in older women clichés. At the same time, it questions the entire mesh product development, which has remained unchanged in various team sports and racquet sports for a very long time. The design provokes and leads to a controversial discussion, but it is a very good starting point to change the paradigm.”

Homesick won the first prize of the Volvo Sportdesign Award 2005 and was exhibited at ISPO Munich and Shanghai 2005.
Homesick was nominated for the Nike Play-Award 2004.
The Homesick soccernet was part of the exhibition “Ball im Kopf” at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg Germany.

A cooperation with Damien Regamey

Year: 2005
Material: plastic yarn, cotton yarn