Nothin’ But Net: 12 Slam Dunk Artistic Basketball Court Designs

The Regal Basketball Court in London by NIKE

What comes to mind when you envision a high-end designer basketball court? For NIKE, it’s damask wallpaper, a press-dried beech floor with a stunning black oil finish with HP sport lacquer overlays and a ‘The Regal’ brand identity in gold, as seen in their permanent custom court for ‘The Regal’ hotel in Vauxhall, London.

LED Gym Floor Boundaries by ASB Glassfloor

Cool looking and practical at the same time, this new system of LED court lines by German firm ASB systembau embeds programmable lighting into a glass surface, including a video output that can render specific programmed messages beneath the panels. Want to switch from basketball to another game? A touch of a button allows you to play badminton, indoor soccer, hockey, volleyball or handball.

Palais de Tokyo Basketball Court by Benedetto Bufalino

Museum goers are unexpectedly dropped into an active basketball game when they descend the stairs of Paris’ Palais de Tokyo into a space normally devoted to contemporary art. The court was temporarily placed on the institution’s ground floor by artist Benedetto Bufalino, forcing passersby to either spontaneously join in on the game or struggle to get around the players to reach the next series of exhibits.