Busto Arsizio, Italy
Enrico Azzimonti with BLM SpA to present the new Point Foosball Table that has given a new shape and a new expression to the classic foosball table
The project has been awarded a 2020 Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies for its design and techniques
There are different types of game tables, but the most exciting, fun one for people to enjoy together is table football.
As popular as football itself, it’s something that’s part of everyone’s memories.
Point is taking it up to the next level as a technical and style icon, using the most advanced tube engineering techniques.
Curving and laser cutting turn a tube into a finished product with a sophisticated industrial design.
Point teams tradition with innovation, giving the table a high-performance mechanical structure derived from the most advanced, innovative tube mechanical engineering.
The fully visible structure is developed on a suspended ring that takes its inspiration from the architectural structure of stadiums, comprising a perfect football field with its roots in the technical skills of the games table.
Materials used: stainless steel, aluminum, multi-layer veneered wood, tempered glass, ABS, Moplen, nylon
Technologies used: handling of the entire tube engineering process (laser cutting on a straight tube, CNC carving, laser cutting on tubes already curved using a 5-axis laser-cutting system).
Central optimization of the entire process and single management of all the machine settings using BLM GROUP proprietary software (importation of the 3D model of the tubular elements, both curved and laser-cut).
Automatic generation of part-programs for the individual technologies involved (laser cutting, curving).
Calculation of the combined effects of the laser cutting and curving, automatic correction of the programs of all the technologies involved, and automatic optimization of the effects on the material (lengthening, elastic returns, etc.) at the different stages of engineering, to guarantee the geometric characteristics of the finished part.
Laser cutting of flat stainless steel sheet, CNC carving of stainless steel wires.
Cutting, removal, and perforation of solid aluminum bars.
Injection printing, manual, and industrial carpentry processes.
Project: Point Foosball Table
Designers: Enrico Azzimonti, Enrico Azzimonti Design Studio
Manufacturer: BLM SpA.