11 The Beautiful Game of Foosball

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Donn, a former student of mine, and an Intern at Gro Design recently sent me notice of a very cool foosball (link to what is foosball?) project he was part of. Finally someone is sitting up an taking notice!
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As an object, the football table has lacked serious design attention in recent years. While new football stadiums built in recent years have a strong
architectural and sculptural beauty, football tables remain less desirable objects as their cost-driven appearance no longer fits in with the designed
landscape of modern interiors.
‘11’ breaks with this tradition by creating atmosphere through form, colour, material and subtle use of light, bringing a heightened sense of drama
and excitement to the game.

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This design was a collaboration between Gro Design and Tim modelmakers and will be exhibited during the Milan Design Week 2008, 16th – 21st April, Via Forcella 8, Milan, Italy.
Great stuff guys and Donn, thanks for the heads up.
For more information, photos and video of the model, check out the official site: 11thegame.com

5 Comments
  • cati

    April 11, 2008 at 12:13 pm Reply

    That is so cool. Foosball table is such a great platform to work with. Not so much had been done with it. Thank you!

  • DT

    April 11, 2008 at 2:23 pm Reply

    Hi cati,
    so nice to hear from you and thanks for stopping by!

  • Jacob Cass

    April 14, 2008 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Wow I so want that.

  • skolor

    April 14, 2008 at 11:56 pm Reply

    Wow. I haven’t even thought about foosball in months, and now I see this. Amazing what a few pictures can bring up…

  • DT

    April 15, 2008 at 9:20 am Reply

    I think so as well! Playing foosball brings back some errant memories, parties with friends and chasing the ladies…(ok too much information!)
    But it is amazing, such a simple product brings back so many memories? The original product has very little design, but its purpose so clear.

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