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
1950
1955
1960
1965
Hans Gugelot


1920
Born on April 1, 1920 as Johan (called Hans) Gugelot in Makassar on Celebes (Indonesia) of Dutch nationality. His father, Cornelis Gugelot, was a doctor. He attended primary school in Laren and Hilversum (Holland)

1934
The family moves on to Davis (Switzerland) where his father took over the post of senior doctor of the Dutch Sanatorium. Hans Gugelot attends secondary school, graduating in 1940 with the 'Matura' (equivalent to A levels).

1940
Takes up studies in Lausanne (school of engineering), continues at the ETH Zurich, Department I for Architecture. Gradiation in the winter term of 1945/46.

1946
Extensive travels to Italy, plays guitar in jazz orchestras. Gugelot gets married in 1947. Works for a number of architect's offices until 1948.
1948 Between 1948 and 1950 Gugelot works with Max Bill, first furniture designs for e.g. Messrs. Horgen/Glarus, encouraged by Rudolf Garber ("Wohnbedarf", Zurich).

1950
1950 Gugelot works in his own office, first developments of the furniture programme "M125", the first modular furniture system. Works as a freelance for Zurich Wohnungsbau.
 
1954
Receives the call to work at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) (under construction) in Ulm, by Max Bill, initial commission to advance further construction of the building. First meeting with Erwin Braun.

1955
Lecturer of design and later head of the "development group II" of the HfG. Formal development of the first new Braun products. First sensational success on the German Radio, Phono and TVFair in Düsseldorf.
 
Between 1955 and 1958
exemplary design of radio, phono and TV products as a system (for Braun), that was to influence the entire industry world-wide up the last quarter of the 20th century.

1956
System furniture "M 125" improved, manufactured by Messrs. Wilhelm Bofinger. Comprehensive report "Stile industria" dealing with the works of Hans Gugelot at the HfG. Travels to the USA and Italy.

1957
Braun is awared the Grand Prix of the XI. Triennale in Milan for their complete programme range which goes back to designs by Hans Gugelot and Otl Aicher.

1958
 Separation of lecturing and development enforces the foundation of an independent development group.

1959
Gugelot starts working on the Hamburg Underground (concluded in 1962). Countless developments for e.g. Pfaff, Gritzner-Kayser, Bofinger, Sonor, extension of the developing group by admitting new technicians.

1960
Exhibition at the Museum Ulm. Foundation of an independent constructional department. Lecture at the World Design Congress in Tokoy.

1961
Works as a consultant for the development of an Institut of Design in Ahmedabad/India. Head of the RektoratsKollegium of the HfG (until 1962).

1962
Vortrag in der Slade School of Fine Arts in London. Schaffung des Silber/Schwarz-Erscheinungsbildes für Braun, erstmals dokumentiert am Rasierer »sixtant«. Diese Farbgebung machte international Schule. Entwicklungen u. a. f ür Agfa, Braun, Lumoprint. Gründung des »instituts für produktionsentwicklung und design e.v.« in Neu-Ulm.

1963
Travelling exhibition at the HfG, Ulm. Lecture at the "grafiska institutet" in Stockholm. Concepts e.g. for Kodak, Girard, Weishaupt.

1964
Initial development of the world's first sports car with self-suspending chassis made of plastic compound. Concepts for Bofinger, Kill, Design Institutes (Paldi, India).

1965
Guest lecturer a the Institut of Design in Ahmedabad, India. Removal of Gugelot's "institut für produktionsentwicklung und design e.v." to their own rooms in Ulm (13 employees). On September 10, 1965 Hans Gugelot dies in Ulm.
  
Within the short span of ten years he created a revolutionary system design that has opened up possibilities and influenced the second half of the 20th century.




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