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    Futuristic house on show in Copenhagen.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    The House of Tomorrow, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Exterior shot of futuristic "House of Tomorrow". Various shots of interior of house, showing special rooms for hobbies, music and chess played on a very large chess board. CU leading Danish architect Ole Helwig smoking a cigar, he blows the smoke through pan pipes. Various shots woman using odd looking telephone. Zoom in to CU of man seated in wicker chair. MS model picking up ornament and holding it up to her mouth. Various shots of children's nursery: a boy lies on a revolving object, another plays a drum and another is playing brass instrument.

    Date on dope sheet is 16/04/1959.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:25:00 / 01:30:08:00
    UN 3207 E

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  1. kmandix says

    "MS model picking up ornament and holding it up to her mouth."
    That ornament is a one-note ceramic flute (ocarina). She's playing it.
    There is a long tradition for making them in bird or animal shapes.

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  2. kmandix says

    Also, about the whole film: "Huset af i overmorgen" was a design exhibition in the Forum exhibition hall.
    It also features a famous lamp: "The House of the Future". PH-Artichoke with yellow/green and red shades. Made for ultraviolet light bulb. Manufactured by Louis Poulsen in a number of circa 15 for an exhibition in Forum 1959.
    Poul Henningsen often spoke disparagingly of the advent of the neon tube, especially its poor colour presentation. He even went so far as to describe this form of lighting as "light in toothpaste tube".It was thus a welcome opportunity to transform neon tube lighting into something better when Forum in Copenhagen hosted the exhibition "The House of the Day after Tomorrow" in 1959. Here, architect Ole Helweg designed the round plastic house of the future with 15 PH cone chandeliers.

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