In 2010, Finnish conservator Anna-Maija Kuitunen wrote a thesis on how to repair the damage of the oldest Futuro model, including never-before-seen images of the house’s interior. After an extensive two-year restoration project, the Futuro prototype is now being exhibited for the first time in decades at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Futuro no. 001 is the centerpiece of an exhibition called Futuro — Constructing Utopia, which will focus on the search for the perfectly constructed form. The show includes over 100 cultural pieces from the museum’s permanent collection, from Durer and Bruegel prints to modern fiberglass furniture and recently acquired contemporary art. Though Futuro is certainly the largest piece in the gallery, it is also widely considered one of the best examples of perfect form in design history.
The exhibition will be on display until October 2011.