The Futuros und Venturos by Matti Suuronen in Taiwan
On view October 13 – November 5, 2022
Finissage Friday, November 4, 2022, 7 pm
… … Spectacular and futuristic morbid …
In the late sixties, Finnish architect Matti Suuronen was commissioned to design a mobile ski lodge. It was a time of technological progress. Visions of the future with new materials emerged, and visionary designs – shaped by confidence in science and technology – conquered the market.
This is how the world’s first houses made of plastic and mass-produced came into being from the pen of Matti Suuronen. The FUTURO house, resembling a “flying saucer”, conquered the hearts of interested parties in no time. No other object embodies the design of that era of awakening better than Suuronen’s design.
The Munich DGPh photographer Michael Nischke discovered these futuristic morbid buildings in a mysterious vacation settlement in Taiwan. It is impossible to reconstruct why the houses appear abandoned in panic.
The exhibition UFO LIVING picks up on the current trend towards Tiny Houses, the return to nature, and the design of the 70s.