These days, football stadiums are built to become city landmarks in their own right. Luckily, the good people of Dutch design firm GRO design set out to design an equally spectacular and memorable foosball table. A team of designers (Graham Hinde, Roland Bird, Roger Swales, Paul-Etienne Mélinge and Frank Heijlighen) put their minds together, and gave us 11. Wow. We actually bought a foosball table at our office this very week (true story), but this beauty completely overshadows ours (thx, Lorenzo ;-)
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Piet Hein Eek brings us the simplest fussball table today. The Dutch designer who gained notoriety in 1990 with his ‘scrap wood cupboards’. He works with found wood and salvaged materials and uses them for intricately patchwork tables, chairs, sofas. In an innovative touch, Eek used metal figurines as players for this fussball table. He began with the figure, folded like a clothespin, after which the feet, legs, torso, shoulder blades and head automatically followed. The rest of the game was then produced to match in the same rugged steel and functional style.
Dutch highschool student Maarten Scherpenisse is thinking out loud about minimalist design with his portfolio of design concept visualisations. He has thought up a number of furniture items, but also this supercool foosball table right here. His concepts are all Über-minimalist forms that are not limited by functionality, and I think that’s great!