21 May – 9 October 2011
This spring the original prototype of Futuro (1968) will be displayed for the first time in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. following a thorough restoration. The museum has acquired this futuristic holiday home by the Finnish architect Matti Suuronen with the support of the Bank Giro Loterij. Climb aboard this UFO-like house and travel back in time to the 1960s!
The UFO-like Futuro will land in the museum’s large Bodon gallery amid twenty prints and approximately a hundred items of design and applied arts from the collection’s entire time span. The exhibition includes prints by Albrecht Dürer and Pieter Bruegel as well modern design icons such as the famous Fibreglass chair by the American designers Charles and Ray Eames and a wearable radio in the form of a bangle. The theme of the exhibition is the search for the perfectly constructed form, which has played an important role on the history of art and design.
The acquisition and restoration of the prototype of the Futuro has been made possible by the BankGiro Loterij. The BankGiro Loterij is once again supporting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen over the next five years.