benedetto bufalino turns a car into a playable ping pong table




at maison salvan — a platform for contemporary and visual art in labège, france — artist benedetto bufalino has added an engaging and interactive work to the center’s outdoor grounds. in continuation of his playful creative practice that reconsiders the use of ordinary objects, bufalino has turned an old car into a fully-functional ping pong table. bufalino’s prior artistic interpretations of vehicles include a sedan-turned-jacuzzi; a police car as a chicken coop; and cardboard faux-ferrari

the installation is sited at maison salvan, a platform for contemporary and visual art in labège




for this latest project in france, bufalino has flipped a white sedan on its head, slicing off its windows and roof. a wood ‘table top’ has been carefully carved to fit the shape of the car’s underside, meandering around its four wheels. placed at the center of the table, a rectangular ‘net’ serves as a divider between competitors. painted all blue with white markings, the ping-pong surface allows space for both double and single player matches and provides a dynamic and engaging place of play for visitors to maison salvan.

an engaging and interactive work has been added to the center’s outdoor grounds

bufalino has turned an old car into a fully-functional ping pong table

a white sedan has been flipped on its head, with it windows and roof sliced off 

a wood ‘table top’ has been carefully carved to fit the shape of the car’s underside

a rectangular wooden ‘net’ serves as a divider between competitors

the table top has been painted all blue with white markings

the ping-pong surface allows space for both double and single player matches

the project continues the artist’s playful resuse of cars 

  • Solo serve a dimostrare che il mondo dell’arte sta totalmente a testa in giù.

    Sérgio Werneck de Figueiredo says:
  • eccellente sergio 🙂

    rich says:
  • What a nonsense… I like the idea generally, but this is unplayable.
    What do You do when a ball hits the wheels? Or when You hit the wheel with the racquet?

    Filip says:

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