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The icon of the space-age architecture and design of the late 1960s

The utopian plastic house known as Futuro, designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen (1933–2013) was first exhibited on television and to the press at the Polykem plant in Hiekkaharju in Vantaa, Finland, at the end of March 1968. The house made its international breakthrough in October 1968 when the third Futuro (no. 002) was displayed at the Finnfocus Export Fair in London.

The Futuro house, a vision of its time, still fascinates people. The exhibitions offer visitors a comprehensive view into the experimental forms and optimistic ideas of modernism.

 
FUTURO EXPERIENCE

Experience an iconic housing utopia and a unique collection of design and architecture with all your senses.

Every summer, the Exhibition Centre WeeGee is the place to go if you wish to experience the first ever mass-produced Futuro house, designed in the 1960s by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. Manufactured from plastic, this example of modernist housing utopias is a work of art renowned across the globe.

 
The Exhibition Centre WeeGee also includes four museums, namely EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, the Espoo City Museum, the Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä and the Finnish Museum of Horology, not forgetting the EMMA Shop and Café WeeGee. 


WeeGee attracts some 340,000 visitors every year.


A joint ticket to WeeGee costs EUR 12 and includes entrance to all WeeGee museums.


The Exhibition Centre WeeGee is located about 700 metres from the Tapiola metro station.


Matti Suuronen: Futuro, from 14 May to 15 September 2019, Exhibition Centre WeeGee

The Exhibition Centre WeeGee has acquired the first ever mass-produced Futuro house (no. 001), which was owned by Matti Kuusla from summer 1968 to autumn 2011 and located in Hirvensalmi in Finland. After being carefully restored, the house opened in WeeGee’s yard in 2012. The Futuro house will be open to public from mid-May to mid-September during WeeGee’s regular opening hours.

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