French designer Chloe Ruchon, with her creation Barbie Foot, gave the manly game of football a decidedly feminine touch. She replaced the foos men with the iconic Barbie doll.
The “Barbie Foot” gathers two opposed universes in one object. On one side, it is Barbie’s pink, frilly world. On another side, a brutal and male world of table-soccer, the one we traditionally call Baby-Foot.
Barbie became a symbol of ideal femininity, with exacerbated body proportions and the entire landscape of fantasies that surround this cliché. Baby-foot mostly suggests bars and beers. The movements and sounds involved in the game are loud and rather violent. By bringing the two worlds together, Barbie-foot wishes to stimulate thoughts about different mentalities and the pre-digested everyday codes we commonly face.
The Barbie Foot, was made in collaboration with Mattel and foosball manufacturer Baby-foot Bonzini. It was showcased in the DMY Berlin Design Festival 2009. Each table is priced at 10,000 euros!
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