The House of the Future: Walt Disney, MIT, and Monsanto’s Vision of Tomorrow

The House of the Future:

Walt Disney, MIT, and Monsanto’s Vision of Tomorrow

By David A. Bossert
Foreword by Bob Weis
The Old Mill Press
ISBN: 9781735769189, 184 Pages

Step inside The House of the Future, the iconic Disneyland attraction that captured the imagination of countless visitors during its ten-year run from 1957 to 1967. In this meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated book, readers take a journey through the conception, construction, and ultimate closure of this groundbreaking exhibit. The House of the Future was a pioneering experiment in living that showcased cutting-edge construction techniques and futuristic household appliances. It was a glimpse into a world of endless possibility and unbridled optimism, brought to life through the vision of Walt Disney, his Imagineering team, MIT, and Monsanto. The House of the Future is a testament to the power of imagination, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of progress.

“…Dave Bossert captures for the first time, in great detail, the very beginnings of the thinking that went into this concept home as well as a close examination of all of its furnishings and various updates. This book is an absolute must-have for Disneyland fans, Mid-century aficionados, architects, and engineers alike!”
–Thomas K. Morris, Imagineer

“… And there will be many architects, interior designers, urban planners, and cultural historians, who will see this book as a chronicle of a milestone in design history. It’s an
immersive innovation, one that involved some of the finest residential design thinkers of the time.”
–Bob Weis, Former President Walt Disney Imagineering, Global
Practice Leader, Immersive Experience Design, Gensler