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Prototype of the Futuro

Matti Suuronen (in 1968)

The Finnish architect Matti Suuronen designed this UFO-like house in 1968. It implies an optimistic view of the future. It is light, cheap and easily transportable and would be the ideal holiday house that could be set down anywhere in the world. It suits a new type of person, who has more spare time than ever before. The house is furnished and can hold up to eight people. The prototype of Futuro was acquired in 2005 by Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, with the support of the BankGiroloterij and was subsequently carefully restored.


Specifications

Title Prototype of the Futuro
Material and technique Glass fibre reinforced (GRP) polyester and various other materials
Object type Home
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions (general) Height : 4 m
Diameter : 8 m
Makers Designer: Matti Suuronen
Accession number BEK 1766 a 1-c 7 (MK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with support of: BankGiro Loterij 2007
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 15-05-2007
Age maker About 35 years old
Exhibitions Futuro, utopie in constructie (2011)
Onderzeebootloods - Sarkis. Ballads (2012)
Research Digitising Contemporary Art
Material Porcelain > Ceramics > Inorganic material > Material > Material and technique
Rubber > Gum resin > Worked resin > Resin > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Iron > Common metal > Metal > Inorganic material > Material > Material and technique
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Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Textile > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Glassfibre reinforced polyester (GRP) > Polyester > Artificial synthetic > Synthetic > Material > Material and technique
Synthetic > Material > Material and technique
Object Home > Three-dimensional object > Art object

All about the maker

Matti Suuronen

Finland, Lammi 1933