chloe ruchon: 'barbie foot' at DMY berlin design festival 09 chloe ruchon: 'barbie foot' at DMY berlin design festival 09
jun 11, 2009

chloe ruchon: 'barbie foot' at DMY berlin design festival 09

‘barbie foot’ by chloe ruchon image © designboom

‘barbiefoot’ by french designer chloe ruchon combines the iconic doll with table football. on one side it uses barbie’s pink, frilly world and on the other its uses the predominantly male world of table soccer, the one that is traditionally called ‘babyfoot’ in france. barbie became a symbol of ideal femininity, with exacerbated body proportions and a vast landscape of fantasies surrounding this cliche.

by bringing the two worlds together ‘barbiefoot’ wishes to stimulate thoughts about different mentalities and the pre- digested everyday ideas we commonly face.

the product was created in partnership with mattel brands consumer products and babyfoot bonzini.

‘barbiefoot’ was part of the DMY youngsters exhibition at DMY berlin design festival 09.

‘barbie foot’ image © designboom

‘barbie foot’ image © designboom

‘barbie foot’ image © designboom

‘barbie foot’ image © designboom

‘barbie foot’ image © designboom

  • ahh boy – that is one creative creation !

    carrie @ bloomacious says:
  • AKA – glamour model footie

    darkstar says:
  • Hottest group of foosball players I’ve ever seen.

    @ericfickes says:
  • I don’t know… there’s something creepy/snuff-film-ish about dolls with missing feet and arms. Reminds me of a rotisserie.

    Miss B says:
  • oh my god

    i want my own!

    nate s. says:
  • very creepy

    safelypinned says:
  • I love this. Cheerleaders that play a sport.

    artgirl17 says:
  • it coud have been even more fun to keep the original moving legs and feet and play for real… moreover i’d have stuck the bar through the hip to make the moves more high-society-like.

    Very niche project though…

    steve bnc, switzerland says:
  • My granddaughter has over a dozen Barbies. I sent the link to her Dad, suggesting that he build her one of these. His reply? “Are you crazy? She would KILL me!”

    NetGeek says:
  • the worst thing i’ve seen at the DMY.
    this is the biggest waste of material.

    s. mux says:
  • Me lo pidoooo… XD

    BarbOli says:
  • cute !

    Med'Amine says:
  • LOL

    Nice but creepy.

    Cookiemonstermel says:
  • Great idea. Half Barbie half regular foosball men would be cool too.

    purelindsay says:
  • sooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!! I want!!!!

    Erica G says:

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