Playsam is famous for iconic objects that easily erase the borders between toy and arts object. Now the Swedish manufacturer produced one of the most famous and trend-setting racing cars of the past in a smaller scale. Jonas Forsberg reduced the design into a perfect, simple proportion: The Playsam Mefistofele Racer.
The Fiat SB4 set a velocity record in France in 1924. The reached 235 km/h were unimaginable then and only achieved because a plane’s motor has been installed under the long bonnet. The fire spitting, smoking car, with a motor as bigger part of it, was named “Mefistofele” by journalists and fans later.
This brutality of the Mefistofele was translated into a tranquil, iconic design by Playsam and Forsberg, with proportions that clearly display the famous model. The painted, massive birch wood made Playsam Mefistofele Racer surpasses the borders between children’s and adult’s object with playfull weightlessness.