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The Plastic House of the Future 1957 Style


In 1957 the Monsanto house was touted as the new home for the future. It combined large plastic panels into a futuristic radical new design, never before seen in the housing market. 

Monsanto were convinced at the time, that within 10 years, many of the ideas incorporated into this space age design, would become common place in every new home.

The house bulged with man made furnishings and fibres including Rayon, Acrylan, Acetate and Nylon. Plastics and laminates were used to cover walls, stretch fabrics adorned soft furnishings.

Take a tour of the home through the video above and experience the home of the future for yourself.


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