Gaston Louis Vuitton, grandson of the founder of the famous fashion house, was passionate about sports and games - a tradition that Louis Vuitton keeps alive by designing special board games, such as chess pieces or backgammon with poker or croquet trunks.
This time, Louis Vuitton offers a table football, revisiting the game whose invention has never been attributed to a certain person or country, but whose origins date back to the end of the 18th century and early 19th century in Europe.
Vuitton's luxurious table football comes in many variations, made in the emblematic fabrics of the house: Monogram, Monogram Eclipse and Damier Graphite. It is also available in several shimmering colours of Epi leathers - cyan, pistachio or even fuchsia - as well as in a two-tone version in smooth caramel and white leather.
The wavy Epi leather adorns the edges of the table, elegantly emphasizing its lines while the playing field is lined with smooth leather. The wooden structure of table football is wrapped in exclusive fabrics or leathers. Each corner of the table is enhanced with several layers of edge stain, applied by hand.
But - and that's where all the quirky charm of this table football resides -, the players wear the red or white livery of the Groom, the famous mascot of the Louis Vuitton advertising campaigns of 1921.
Molded in aluminum using traditional techniques, each character is painstakingly hand painted in the colors of his team - assorted to the canvas or custom leather of the table - by expert craftsmen.
Another reference to the history of the house is the jewellery-like point counter that has been adorned with a fascinating hand-painted Monogram flower.
Adding a touch of sophistication to foosball, the gold or silver metallic elements contrast with the natural leather handles embellished with the iconic yellow stitching of Louis Vuitton.