Hans Gugelot
Hans Gugelot
1920 - 1965
Work 1949 – 1965
Fauteuil 1363 (1948-49)
Chair (1949), horgenglarus
Furniture system M 125 (1950-53 a. 1956)
HfG-stool (1954)
Children’s play furniture system (1954)
Bed GB 1085 (1954)
Double-bed (1954)
Radiogramophone PK-G (1955)
Arrangement of Components (1955)
TV FS-G (1955)
Rollable TV set (1956)
Standardized spectacle frame (1956)
Braun SK 4, Radio-Phono combination (1956)
Tuner Studio 1 (1956)
Radio phono audiotape modular system
Armchair gs1076 (1959)
Sewing machine Pfaff 80 (1959)
Sewing machine Gritzner-Kayser (1959)
Idiophon-System (1959)
Underground, Hamburg (1959-62)
Braun Sixtant 1 (1961)
Photocopier l 250 (1962)
Film camera Movex auto-8 (1962)
Dynamo trouble lamp DT 1 (1963)
Kodak slide projector carousel (1963)
Electrical beater (1963-64)
Flat iron be 10 (1963-64)
Fair stand Weisshaupt GmbH (1963)
Switchboard ws 1 (1963-64)
Oil burner wl 1 (1963-64)
Radial drill (1963-64)
Leather armchair 4065 (1964)
Folding wall unit m125 (1964)
Bottle crate (1965)
Sitting room suite (1965)
Sandwich bottom unit (1963-67)
Sessel 1363 M 125 HFG-Hocker_Spielmöbel Bett 1085_Doppelliege Braun PK-G_G11 Braun SK 4 Braun Studio 1_Baukastensystem Zerlegbarer Sessel gs1076 Pfaff_Gritzner-Kayser Hamburger U-Bahn Braun Sixtant Lumoprint_Agfa_Braun Kodak Carousel Braun Haushaltsgeräte Sessel 4065_GS1076 Bofinger Faltschrankwand Flaschenkiste_Sitzgarnitur Bayer-BMW
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Furniture system M 125
1950/53 and 1956
Hans Gugelot for Wohnbedarf AG, Zurich
Further development 1956 for Wilhelm Bofinger, Ilsfeld



Hans Gugelot started to develop a modular construction system in 1950. The assembly of prefabricated side panels, base panels, back panels, doors and shelves made it possible to piece together as many furniture types as needed and to rebuild and enlarge later if necessary.
M 125 qualifies as one of the most revolutionary modular furniture and had been  produced between 1957 and 1988 largely unchanged.



Initially the modular furniture M 125 had been developed for Wohnbedarf AG in Zurich and was introduced at the Sample Fair of Basel in 1953. The M stands for  (= Maßstab in German), 125 for the scale unit the system is based on. Its multiple gives the measures  of the furniture units. 

To produce industrially at furniture factory Wilhelm Bofinger construction and completion had to be changed essentially. The processing of the wooden elements was simplified, the free standing drawbars were put into notched side panels and became invisible that way. The sides and bases were plastic-coated in a very light off-white. The frontlines in a ready-oiled  Afrormosia were edge-foiled in brown or black.



The complete system is composed of few elements which can be assembled quickly to sideboards, shelves, cabinets and room dividing wall units.    



In 1958, the range was expanded by office-furniture  which can easily be integrated into living areas. 


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