ABOUT BONZINI: OUR PARTNERSHIPS
Unique partnerships and projects
Over many years, Bonzini has cultivated strong partnerships with businesses, craftsmen, artists, and the public sector to develop projects in which a foosball table becomes a marketing device, a cultural or technological icon, or a work of art, bringing new perspectives to the game.
The Centre des Monuments Nationaux
The CNM is a public agency tasked with the preservation, restoration and public presentation of close to one hundred historic monuments and sites and their collections. It hosts over 9 million visitors across its network each year.
- Aquitaine: Château de Cadillac (33410 Cadillac-sur-Garonne)
- Burgundy: Abbaye de Cluny (71250 Cluny)
- Centre: Château d’Azay-le-Rideau (37190 Azay-le-Rideau)
- Champagne-Ardenne: Château La Motte-Tilly (10400 La Motte-Tilly) and Palais du Tau (51100 Reims)
- Paris region: Château de Vincennes (94300 Vincennes) and Villa Savoye (78300 Poissy)
- Languedoc-Roussillon: Carcassonne Castle (11000 Carcassonne) and the Fortress of Salses (66600 Salses-le-Château)
- Les Hauts-de-France: Château de Pierrefonds (60350 Pierrefonds) and Villa Cavrois (59170 Croix)
- Pays-de-la-Loire: Château d’Angers (49100 Angers)
- Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur: Château d’If (13001 Marseille) and Trophée d’Auguste (06320 La Turbie)
In July 2016, the Centre des Monuments Nationaux put Bonzini in the spotlight at 14 major historic sites across France.
Bonzini has been a part of the cultural scene for several decades through its frequent involvement in exhibitions and partnerships with museums. In addition to those initiatives, our games’ widespread presence across France since the 50s have made our brand a part of France’s collective heritage.
An open dialogue between sport and history
In honour of the UEFA Euro 2016, which France hosted from 10 June to 10 July 2016, the Centre des Monuments Nationaux set out to develop cultural events that combined sport and history with an original twist. What better way than table football to do just that?
As a family-owned French company, Bonzini immediately saw the CNM’s invitation to team up for a joint operation on major French historic sites as a natural fit and enthusiastically signed on to this unique partnership.
The program was carried out on a grand scale: 20 specially branded foosball tables were installed across France and 2 one-of-a-kind models were built for 2 renowned Villas – a elegantly modernist B90 for the Villa Savoye and a 3-Metre model that echoed the yellow brick façade of the Villa Cavrois.
The program was made possible by the financial support of the Crédit Agricole bank and by the advertising firm Rosbeef! which created its visual identity.
Promoting historic monuments: « €1 to play = €1 for restoration »
One of the program’s objectives was promoting and protecting national monuments: to get a ball and play, participants had to insert €1 into a ball distributor installed next to the foosball table. They then could keep the balls - white balls with a B90 shown in profile in red and the CNM logo - as a special souvenir of the event.
The money raised was directly allocated to the Centre des Monuments Nationaux’s restoration campaigns.
This fun micro-donation campaign raised public awareness of preservation efforts as players actively supported preservation of France’s greatest monuments by playing a game of table football.
With this innovative and unconventional event, dubbed “Marquez pour le patrimoine : Des babyfoots dans les Monuments” (Scoring for History: Foosball in Monuments), Bonzini and the CNM involved the French athletic and cultural scenes in one of the major events of 2016 with a program steeped in their shared values.
DID YOU KNOW?
Each foosball table has a unique serial number.
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