The view from bed
Built in lights in armrests
Interesting paint job
The roll out bed seats
The living area
Door to bathroom
Seats in hallway
Shelf in hallway
The entrance hallway
I wouldn't want to cook in it as it is, but then neither would I have been able to as there wasn't anything remaining that made it resemble a kitchen. Evidently the counter unit to the left of the photo was pretty original, and made of various types of reconstituted wood chip finished in different types of laminate. It would have had additional fittings to the counter top judging by the holes in the laminate, and sliding doors to the shelves inside. A perfect spot for mixing up a martini once upon a time! Its best feature is the wonderful semi elliptical partition wall that separates the kitchen from the banquette seating. There is a curtain track on the edge of this piece, presumably so you could veil the area whilst preparing your dinner for visiting guests.
At the other end of the bedroom was this odd shaped cupboard and rail. I'm pretty sure this wasn't part of the original design concept, but it was done fairly well and followed the curvature of the internal wall. Looking at the bottom edge of the cupboard I think there must have been some kind of wood panelling that hid the lower sections fibreglass shell, which had either degraded or been removed.
This is the window at the head of where the bed would have been. On either side are elliptical voids where bedside lights would have been.
There was evidence from the wooden battening that there used to be a platform here, presumably for sleeping on, and looking at photos of other Futuro's subsequently this would confirm the existence of odd triangular beds! Presumably the lower two sections of the shelves were obscured by the bed but it does provide some of the structure upon which a platform can rest.
When you walk through the doorway you come across the first of two fibreglass stepped built in shelves. To the left of this one is a built in cupboard, to the right, a gap where some more rudimentary wooden shelves had been constructed, and then another set of shelves.
There are lights in each of the armrests, controlled by individual switches, which would have been just next to the light, but this one was missing. Original clear perspex still intact however underneath the purple emulsion however.
Whomever painted the walls in the main room purple didn't do a very good job. In fact the paint roller was still propped up in the corner. A shame, as scrubbed up nicely you can really imagine how amazing the white armrests and white wall would look! The blue paint matched that of the two adjacent banquette seats, also made of fibreglass, each capable of seating three people comfortably, and with two lift up hatches to access storage space in the seat.
Unusually this Futuro features two half arm rests, and one full central one. Presumably this was to maximise the seating space in the room.
Stepping into the living area there are two lengthly seating benches, and to their right, two of the iconic Futuro seat/beds. Well, the fibreglass frames of them at least. The metal frames and woodwork seem to have long since vanished, perhaps taken for their scrap value. There was evidence of more traditional furnishing in the form of a curtain rail all the way round the interior. I sensed the curtains pictured weren't originally made for the Futuro as they are a bit long, and not nearly futuristic enough.
The interior of the bathroom was white, with the inner shell of the structure painted sky blue. Amidst the debris and random bits of laminated wood you can make out the built in sink unit and seat. Although there was clear evidence of a toilet opposite the sink, it wasn't clear whether the room would have had a shower or perhaps even a bath looking by the wooden battening on the wall opposite the door (not pictured).
Check out the elliptical bathroom door! The column next to it served as a conduit for the electrical trunking and fuse board.
From the outside it looked like a wreck. It was missing it's distinctive entrance hatch door, which had been replaced by a basic wooden ladder which we found in the long grass nearby.
Flanking the sides of the door hatch are built in seats where you can sit and strap on your jet-boots. This one is to your left when you first enter. The mechanism for winching up the doorway is still evident. We could tell by the wearing to the surface of the seat that the extreme magnolia colour was a layer of emulsion paint over everything, not the original fibreglass colour which appeared to be white.
A rather natty fibreglass shelf for your space age key fobs and electric umbrella's. Although it appeared to be storing random bits of wood on our visit.
Stepping inside reveals many exciting original features, albeit in varying states of dirtiness and disrepair. The door into the main living space is flanked with these amazing columns with inset elliptical light fittings.