The Futuro House

The Futuro House was conceived by Matti Suuronen in 1968 as a "portable" ski chalet. It is an iconic piece of architecture and this site is devoted to documenting the history of the Futuro and the current status and whereabouts of the remaining examples.





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About "Things Futuro" | TheFuturoHouse.com Collection

Our interest in the Futuro House quickly became our passion for the Futuro House and eventually, perhaps some might say, our obsession with the Futuro House. We collect books, magazines, collectibles and other items that relate to the Futuro House in some way. As is the case with all collections it started off relatively small with easy to obtain pieces but over time it has become quite extensive and worthy of "Futuro Nuts".

The collection contains all manner of items from unique original pieces from the early days of Futuro through contemporary mass-produced items and everything in between. At the time of the latest update to this page the collection comprises 461 physical items plus 158 "digital" items (in particular digital copies of newspaper articles) and these pages are effectively the collection's "catalog".

Additional items can also be found in The Charles Cleworth Futuro House Archive and in several smaller collections and archives.

As is the case with most collectors we are always looking to add to this collection so if you have Futuro related items for sale or know of any Futuro items for sale please let us know.

A Few Notes Relating To This Collection
  • Out Of Date Item Descriptions: Item descriptions were accurate at the time collection items were acquired but may have become outdated since. In the event that information pertaining to an item has changed following the reference links in item descriptions will take you to pages where that updated information can be found.
  • Translation: There are a number of items in this collection in languages other than English. While Google Translate can be a valuable tool it is never as good as a true translation by a bi-lingual person. Such items will display a "Translate" icon. If you are able and would be willing to translate an item please click the "Translate" icon for that item to send an email requesting high res files for the purposes of translation. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. You would receive full attribution for the translation along with a link to your own website (or other website of your choosing) and you would also have the satisfaction of knowing your are contributing to the Futuro knowledge store here on this website.
  • Copyright: These pages contain photographs of various books, magazines and other items in this collection. Many of these items, and certainly the majority of the books and magazines are subject to copyright and the images are deliberately of a fairly low resolution and are used here simply to catalogue this collection and to provide you with a glimpse of what you would be getting if you chose to follow a similar path to us and purchase any of these items for yourself. If you wish to display any of this subject matter on your own website or otherwise use it please respect the publishers copyright and purchase your own copy.
  • Amazon Links: These pages are not aimed at advertising and we are not trying to sell you anything. However, there are expenses with keeping up a website such as this and we spend a great deal of time researching and trying to maintain this site as the most up to date and complete Futuro House resource on the web. So if, and only if, you already intend to purchase for yourself something we have in this collection please consider using the links provided here to do so if the price is right (we strongly suggest exploring other online retailers as well before making a purchase; most of the links here are to Amazon and while their prices are almost always competitive they are not always the cheapest). Doing this will not increase your cost but it will earn us a small (and it is small) commission on the sale that will be put towards our recurring web hosting costs. You know what the proverbial "they" say - every little helps!
  • Item Loans: We have in the past loaned items to institutions for various exhibitions (details here) and, on a case by case basis, are prepared to do so again in the future. If you are interested in such a loan please contact us with details of the Institution and/or Exhibition making the inquiry, the dates the items would be required and which items you are interested in displaying.
Sections Of The Collection

Magazines Digital

This collection is a collection of physical items associated in some way with Futuro. That said there are a several magazines and newspapers that contain articles on Futuro that we have not yet been able to find physical copies of and, in the "digital age" we all now live in, it is not unreasonable where they are available to add "digital versions" of these to this collection until such time as we able to source physical copies. In the event you have, or are aware of, physical copies of any of these publications for sale please let us know.

Listed below are "digital" magazines and magazine articles related to Futuro included in this collection.

Latest Update(s)/Addition(s) ***
  1. Baltimore STYLE Magazine | 2007 | Added 020417
  2. Bâtiment | Volume 47 #10 | October 1972 Issue | French Canadian | Received 081016
  3. Espoo Magazine | 2/2018 Issue | Finnish & English Editions | Added 062418
  4. *** Espoo Magazine | 2/2020 Issue | Finnish & English Editions | Added 060620
  5. La Tekla | December 2011 Issue | Spanish | Added 060416
  6. MuoviPlast | January 2012 Issue | Finnish | Added 080115
  7. Scan Magazine | Issue 31 | July 2011 | Added 122115
  8. TEK | 4/2012 Issue | Finnish | Added 010717

Baltimore STYLE Magazine - 2007 | Added 020417

Baltimore STYLE Magazine 2007 CoverWe received an email recently from Suzin Boddiford with this photo attached.

Suzin told us that back in 2007 she produced a fashion shoot for Baltimore STYLE Magazine at the Milton Futuro.

Right now all we have is this photo which shows the cover of the magazine (which does show the Futuro) and we are hoping to track down a copy of the magazine in the future; it wojuld be nice to be able to see the article and the remaining photographs.

Espoo Magazine - #2/2018 | Added 062418

The City of Espoo publishes Espoo Magazine. Issue 2 of 2018 contains an article that reports on the events planned at the WeeGee Exhibition Center (home of Futuro #001) during 2018 in celebration of Futuro's "50th Birthday".

The magazine is published in Finnish and it is available for download from the City of Espoo website as a PDF file here; there is also an English version here (in the event that either link does not function the Finnish version can also be found here and the English one here).

Espoo Magazine 2/2018 - Cover

Espoo Magazine 2/2018 - Page 23

MuoviPlast - January 2012 | Added 080115

TranslateMuoviPlast is a magazine published by the Finnish Plastics Association. The January 2012 issue of the publication includes an article about Futuro #001 and its restoration prior to being installed at WeeGee Exhibition Center in Espoo, Finland.

The article also references the company Ekin Muovi which was involved (we believe) in the restoration of Futuro #001 (Ekin Muovi was also involved in the 2001 project to restore the Futuro now located in Kauhava and then transport and display it at the 7th International Istanbul Biennial in the grounds of the Ottoman Mint at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey).

Photos accompanying the article include a number of shots of the Futuro during restoration that we imagine would have been taken at the Ekin Muovi shop prior to the unit being moved to WeeGee.

MuoviPlast January 2012

TEK - #4/2012 | Added 010717

TranslateThe 4/2012 issue of Finnish academic publication TEK included a short article on Futuro #001 titled "Ensimmäinen Sarjavalmisteinen Futuro" or, according to Google Translate, "First mass-produced Futuro". The article was accompanied by a single photo.

TEK 4/2012 - Cover

TEK 4/2012 - Page 49

Bâtiment - October 1972 | Added 081016

TranslateThe October 1972 issue (Volume 47 #10) of Montreal based French Canadian publication Bâtiment included an interesting article on Canadian Futuro manufacturing. More information can be found here.

Our thanks to Len at futurohouse.com for finding and sharing this .pdf of the article.

Batiment October 1972 - Cover

Batiment October 1972 - Page 24

Batiment October 1972 - Page 25

Batiment October 1972 - Page 30

La Tekla - December 2011 | Added 060416

TranslateThe December 2011 issue of Spanish language publication La Tekla includes a multi page article entitled "Arquitectura UFO". The article is a "top ten" list with the Nevlunghamn Futuro appearing on page 107 at Number 3 in the list. The publication can be found online on issuu.com or a PDF version can be downloaded here.

La Tekla December 2011 - Cover

La Tekla December 2011 - Cover

Scan - #31/July 2011 | Added 122115

The July 2011 issue (#31) of UK based publication Scan Magazine included a feature on Futuro #000 on page 67.

Specifically the article reports on the display of Futuro #000 at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands and includes comments from Matti Suuronen made during a visit to the exhibition. A PDF version of the magazine can be downloaded here.

Scan Magazine Isue 31 July 2011 - Cover

Scan Magazine Isue 31 July 2011 - Page 67

Espoo Magazine - 2/2020 | Added 060620

The 2/2020 issue of Espoo Magazine carries a brief mention and a single photo of Futuro #001 which is of course located at the WeeGee Exhibition Center.

The Futuro is featured in the "Where To Go" section where it is noted that the Futuro will be open to the public mid May through September 13 in 2020. The magazine can be found (and downloaded) here.

Espoo Magazine 2/2020 - Cover

Espoo Magazine 2/2020 - Page 16

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