Klara Ostaniewicz Drawing | Purchased 051314
Klara Ostaniewicz is a polish architect and professional artist who uses pencil to celebrate architectural structures through beautifully crafted drawings.
This drawing is a representation of the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art
and the Futuro (now located in Limni, Corfu
) that was displayed during the Tomorrow Now: When Design Meets Science Fiction
exhibition in 2007.
Other examples of Klara's work can be found on her blog
We thought this drawing was awesome when we first saw it and added it to the "Bits & Pieces
" page. Then our "collector bug" got the better of us and we contacted Klara to see if we could obtain a print from her. Klara obliged and we now have a 20" by 28" print of this fantastic drawing just waiting to be framed and hung.
Idyllwild Futuro By Danny Heller | Purchased 111516
We recently added this drawing of the Idyllwild Futuro
by Danny Heller
to the "Drawings
" section of the "Bits & Pieces
" page after we saw it on Instagram. Then we decided we needed to add it to this collection and so this past week we purchased the drawing. It will look great once it is framed and hung.
Poster - Multiple Futuro Models | Purchased 012717
This poster, produced by the Museum Of Finnish Architecture
, depicts a "fictional" "mock up" (using models) of a group of Futuros on a rocky mountainside. The photo has appeared in multiple books and magazines and can be found on many websites with Futuro related content. The poster is 16½" x 11½" in size.
More information about "The Sandbox", as we like to call the event, and a large gallery of awesome photos can be found here
Museum of Finnish Architecture Poster | Received 062615
This 23¼" by 16½" poster was produced for a small Futuro Exhibition that took place at the Museum of Finnish Architecture
from 081998 through 091398. On one side the poster features an interior photo of a Futuro and on the other text in Finnish along with several photos.
Among the photos are two that we have not seen before. Though not identified one is almost certainly a photo of Futuro #002
early in its days on Lake Lahnajärvi; the other is too small and unclear to positively identify though it is possible it is a photo of Futuro #000
where it served as Matti Suuronen's summer cottage from 1977 until mid-1980s (prior to that it had been in Turenki
Futuro World Exhibit Poster 2020 | Received 100820
In the summer of 2015 the WeeGee Exhibition Center
(home of the fully restored Futuro #001
) launched an exhibition titled "Futuro World
"; it ran from 061615 through 013116. The exhibition was located in "Studio Suuronen" (the old museum shop space - renamed - located in the lobby of the WeeGee Exhibition Center). At the time the WeeGee Exhibition Center website described the exhibition in this way:
"Studio Suuronen will feature the Futuro World exhibition, which showcases the Futuro house, completed in 1968, and its distribution across the globe by means of photographs, captions and map graphics. The exhibition will feature photos of almost 50 Futuro houses from various corners of the world. In addition, there will be some interior photos illustrating their different decoration styles.
"Futuro World" was then relaunched in 2018, the Futuros "50th birthday" as "Futuro World 50 Years
" and was scheduled to run 051518 through 123118 (it is actually still running as of the time of writing).
TheFuturoHouse.com played an active role in the collection of materials for the original "Futuro World" exhibition and the updates made in 2018; this included the collection of the photos used to create the souvenir poster which featured photos of Futuros from around the world.
In 2020 the poster was updated to reflect changes in the location of some Futuros and new discoveries since the poster was first created in 2016 (such as South Africa
). We just received our copy of the updated poster which can be seen below.
At the time of writing the WeeGee Exhibition Center has sent copies of the poster to all contributors EXCEPT those in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as there is currently no mail from Finland to these countries. As soon as mail is flowing again these will be sent.
Livingston Futuro Poster | Purchased 050419
This awesome 13" x 19" poster featuring the Livingston Futuro
is by talented artist Rex Parker. The photo below is of our copy of the poster (which will look even better once we get it framed and hung). Following this link to Rex's online store
or clicking the photo below will give you a look at the digital source image (and a truer representation of the color palette). You can get your copy of this great poster by visiting Rex's online store here
Abstract "Futuro" Painting | Purchased 122317
Though titled "Future Houses" this 16" by 20" abstract framed print on canvas (unknown artist) completely reminds us of the Futuro; hence its inclusion in this collection.
Futuro World Exhibit Poster 2015 | Received 071315
The "Futuro World"
exhibit opened at the WeeGee Exhibition Center
061615 and runs through 012316. WeeGee is of course also home to the fully restored Futuro #001
This is a set of four posters for the exhibit. There are two variations of the poster though both feature the same logo and details on one side. The other side features all the photos (with credits) that are used in the exhibition with one version setting the photos on a white background and the other setting them on a black background. Each poster comes in two sizes; A2 and A3.
Our thanks to Marko Home and the WeeGee Exhibition Center who, by way of a "thank you", sent a copy of this four poster set to all those who contributed photos to the exhibit.
More information about the "Futuro World" exhibit can be found here
Mike Shisler Drawing | Purchased 122817
We recently came across this drawing
of the Pensacola Beach Futuro
by Mike Shisler on Etsy and were in process of adding it to the "Drawings
" section of the "Bits & Pieces
" page when we decided we also needed to add it to this collection. The 8" by 10" print of Mike's pen and ink drawing will look great once it is framed and hung.
Krystle Suzanne Drawing | Gifted 061720
We recently added an awesome Futuro House drawing
by artist thedietofworms
(aka Krystle Suzanne) to the "Bits & Pieces
Shortly after that, and completely out of the blue, Krystal offered to send us her original drawing seen below.
We cannot thank Krystal enough, the photo of her work does not truly do it justice; in particular the reflections in the windows are incredibly detailed. This piece makes it right to the top of the extensive list of art and photos in this collection that we have, at some point, got to get around to framing.
Once again thank you so much Krystal!
Lark Brewer - Home Away From Home | Purchased 040421
We recently came across this Pensacola Beach
inspired work on Instagram
. The work is by the talented Lark Brewer
and we liked it so much we had to add a copy to our collection.