Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow (1998) Futuro – tulevaisuuden olotila

Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow is a journey back in time to our recent futuristic past. It’s a documentary about the rise and fall of the plastic Futuro house, the story of a “Space Age” utopia that almost came true. The Futuro house, designed by architect Matti Suuronen, was first introduced in 1968. It is both a reflection of the time and a utopian vision of “a new stance for tomorrow.” Its Flying Saucer-like elliptic shape reflects the late-60s optimism about the forthcoming conquest of Space. It was believed that mankind was about to enter a New Era in which technology would solve all imaginable problems. Futuro – A New Stance for Tomorrow turns the history of this forgotten milestone in Finnish design into a story full of international colour and drama. It traces the development of Suuronen’s “purely mathematical idea” into a multipurpose commodity which is eventually destroyed by time. Director Mika Taanila and Marko Home did extensive research to trace Futuro’s story step by step. Unique amateur film and other archive footage highlight the enthusiasm and ardour that followed Futuro around the world. The soundtrack of the multilingual film features futuristic production music and Moog music from the late 1960s as well as electronic film music by the Finnish experimental group Ektroverde.

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