The 100% plastic Futuro House designed by Matti Suuronen in 1968, an egg-shaped, prefabricated portable building, is an icon of space-age design. The film traces the short history of this structure, which symbolizes ‘the dream of the future’ of the late 1960s, examining the utopian ‘Made-In-Finland’ vision and how the oil crisis put an abrupt end to the project in 1974. Today the Futuro House stands for a utopia that almost came true.

Original title
Futuro - tulevaisuuden olotila
Filmmaker
Mika Taanila
Country
Finland
Year
1998
Medium
35mm
Length
30’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Mika Taanila
Production Company
Kinotar Oy
Sales
Kinotar Oy
Writer
Mika Taanila
Cinematography
Jussi Eerola
Editor
Mika Taanila
Production Design
Kari Juusonen
Sound Design
Olli Huhtanen