Gallery: 25,000 Ping Pong Balls Line the Walls of Daniel Arsham’s Tiny ...

What do you do with 25,000 ping pong balls that have lost their bounce? As part of an accelerated design experiment, Snarkitecture partner Daniel Arsham decided to use them as wallpaper for a tiny Brooklyn apartment! While not overly bright or colorful, the up-cycled balls create mesmerizing patterns for an inspiring 90 square foot living space. And here's the amazing part: it cost less than $100 per square foot of wall space to complete this incredible minimalist apartment, and it took only two months to put together.

Daniel Arsham uses the calm monochrome room for sleeping, dressing, studying, and storage, as it is part of a larger 2,500 square foot collaborative workspace that he shares with other artists and designers. So, while the “Box/Box” might not be the ideal home, it is a fascinating study in what can be achieved using alternative materials with a view towards cost efficiency, creative reuse, and accelerated design. We’re not sure about the thermal properties of ping pong balls, but we doubt this experiment was intended to be replicated, which basically means that this incredible project is and will remain one of a kind!

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  1. Solženjicin Ivan December 6, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Obviously, it would take too much effort just to clean the dust.

  2. Shane Benson December 5, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    um yea, do you know how flammable ping pong balls are???

  3. rixturey September 14, 2011 at 11:34 am

    It looks really cool, but as an ex-New Yorker, the design looks like a lot of dirt and critters could hide in ht crevices.