Although Hermès is typically associated with luxurious couture, the high-end brand is showing off its diverse set of design skills with the introduction of its Foosball Table, taking the classic manual gaming console from Levittown to uptown Manhattan.
Ideal for the luxury man cave, Foosball Table from Hermès elevates the table-top game from a bar activity to a functional art piece, making referencing the game itself a fashionable installation.
For those who are surprised that the luxury company has taken a foray into unknown territory, the company actually has a history of elevating everyday items into the rarefied ether. The new Foosball Table could also mark the beginning of a greater focus on homeware objects.
The classic game has been updated with high-end materials like Maple and Swift calfskin, in addition to presenting the players as jockeys in honor of the brand’s equestrian connections. Details like handcrafted upholstery, beautiful polishing, and saddle stitching make the $68,300 Foosball table truly unique, and, potentially, as aristocratically associated as billiards, if Hermès has anything to say about it.