When Ford’s designers aren’t perfecting the gorgeous curves on vehicles like the company’s new Ford GT, they’re putting their design chops to good use on more affordable and attainable objects like this magnificent see-through foosball table.
Created by Ford’s global design studios for the Salone Del Mobile show in Milano, Italy, the foosball table is a concept designed to push the boundaries of what table soccer can be. Inspired by real-life open-air soccer stadiums, the table is actually supposed to feature real living grass that thrives inside the table’s closed ecosystem. But the mockup instead uses artificial turf, which is actually still a unique twist on foosball tables, changing the speed of the ball and how the game is played.
Everything on the table, right down to the sleek machined rod-mounted players and the extensive use of clear materials, is designed to be minimal and unobtrusive so as not to take away from the actual gameplay. And that’s why it’s extra heartbreaking to learn that Ford unfortunately doesn’t have any plans to put this table into production anytime soon. But maybe if we asked the company really, really nicely it’d reconsider? [Ford]