Born in 1900, Hugo Kükelhaus trained in carpentry and joinery after completing his high school certificate and then went on to become a master craftsman. Following this, he studied sociology, mathematics and physiology in Heidelberg, Münster and Königsberg. He worked as a visual artist, writer and publisher and taught architecture and pedagogy. Today there are several schools named after him and there are Kükelhaus foundations in Germany and Switzerland.
Kükelhaus is most well known for his ‘experience field for developing the senses’ which, with the support of famous scientists and educators, was shown for the first time at Expo 1967 in Montreal.
“Life is a perpetual practice”Hugo Kükelhaus
Hugo Kükelhaus and Wolfram Graubner first joined forces in Herrischried/the Black Forest where Graubner had founded a carpentry and joinery workshop. Their intensive collaboration led to the first “play stations for developing the senses” for public areas.