Dr. Jaakko Hiidenkari asked Matti Suuronen to design a ski cabin
Contract for production awarded to Polykem Ltd of Helsinki, Finland
|1968 March ||First one produced #(000) @ plant in Hiekkaharju, Finland |
|1968 October ||#(002) Shown in London, England. Given the name Futuro.|
|1969 ||Polykem Ltd started Casa Finlandia series |
|1969 ||Futuro Corporation (USA) H. Leonard Fruchter Pres. |
|1970 ||Futuro Fiberglass Homes Ltd (Canada) A. Richard (Dick) Shain Pres.|
|1971 October 20||Futuro stamp - 3,000,000,000 issued in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Finnish Plastics Industry|
|1972 ||Futuro Corporation merged with Casa2 Corporation |
|1974 ||Futuro Corporation/Casa2 90 percent of marketing to Venturo |
|1975 December ||Futuro Fiberglass Homes Ltd 1st prototype (chocolate brown in color) |
|1968 – 1978 ||Total of 20 manufactured in Finland, 12 to foreign buyers |
|1998 November 23|
The movie FUTURO – A New Stance for Tomorrow premiers in Helsinki, Finland. Finish Museum of Archttecture small exhibition 30 year annivesary
|1998 December 6 ||International premier of movie |
|2002 ||The book FUTURO – Tomorrow’s House from Yesterday comes out |
|2004 January 22||Futuro-House.net is born|
Between 1969 - 1973 manufacturing rites were sold to approximately 25 countries but only about 10 countries launched production.
Futuro Corporation, later Casa2, H. Leonard Frucher pres., was founded in the US in 1969 and ran production, at least to some degree, thru 1974. They also retained the rites to Central America, The Caribbean and, Israel.
Futuro Fiberglass Homes Ltd, A. Richard (Dick) Shain pres., was founded in Canada in 1970, though did not see production until 1976 and ran thru 1979.
Futuro Enterprises Ltd, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Futuro Homes (NZ) Ltd Christchurch, New Zealand and pacific region
Production figures are not known at this time.
The goal of this site is to find and document the remaining fleet.
For a more in depth history lesson go toooooooo
DESURA Publisher's website, complete 1st chapter of the book Futuro Tomorrow's House from Yesterday A must read, including the footnotes!!