• Short Summary

    THE LARGEST EXHIBITION OF FINNISH DESIGNS AND MERCHANDISE EVER STAGED OUTSIDE FINLAND WENT ON SHOW TODAY (MONDAY) ABOARD A 10,000-TON CAR FERRY ANCHORED IN THE THAMES, NEAR LONDON'S TOWER BRIDGE.

  • Description

    THE LARGEST EXHIBITION OF FINNISH DESIGNS AND MERCHANDISE EVER STAGED OUTSIDE FINLAND WENT ON SHOW TODAY (MONDAY) ABOARD A 10,000-TON CAR FERRY ANCHORED IN THE THAMES, NEAR LONDON'S TOWER BRIDGE. THE TRADE FAIR, NAMED FINNFOCUS 68, FEATURES A WIDE RANGE OF FINNISH PRODUCTS, FROM JEWELLERY TO FOODSTUFFS, FURNISHINGS AND EVEN A WEEKEND COTTAGE.

    THE SHOW HAS BEEN PLANNED, DESIGNED, FINANCED AND ORGANISED BY STUDENTS FROM THE HELSINKI SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, AND IS OFFICIALLY BACKED BY THE FINNISH GOVERNMENT.

    IT IS BEING STAGED ABOARD THE M.S. FINNPARTNER, A MODERN LUXURY CAR FERRY LINER, WHICH HAS BEEN ADAPTED SPECIALLY FOR THE FAIR.

    A HIGHLIGHT OF THE DISPLAYS IS A GLASS-FIBRE WEEKEND COTTAGE, CALLED "CASA FUTURA", OR HOUSE OF THE FUTURE. THE SHELL IS COMPOSED OF 16 SECTIONS, JOINED TOGETHER.

    DESIGNED FOR QUICK ERECTION AND LITTLE MAINTENANCE, IT'S PRE-FABRICATED ROOF AND FLOOR SECTIONS CAN BE VARIED TO SUIT REQUIREMENTS. THE HOUSE IS FULLY SELF-CONTAINED.

    DURING THE FIVE DAYS THE FAIR WILL BE IN LONDON, FASHION SHOWS WILL BE FEATURED, WITH MODELS SHOWING A WIDE RANGE OF FINNISH SPRING FASHIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD4FUYNR9DTV914F8UWESVIAOY
    Media URN:
    VLVAD4FUYNR9DTV914F8UWESVIAOY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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