After completing his secondary education and training as a carpenter, Axel Kufus initially cooperated with the sculptors Richard Mühlemeier and Ulrike Holthöfer. Alongside his own free work, he attended Holzfachschule Bad Wildungen and HdK Berlin. He focused on serial production processes for basic furniture in a more experimental prototype workshop, which was received as an example of the new simplicity in international collections. At the end of the 80s he founded Werkstudio Berlin. In 1993 he accepted a professorship at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and in 2004 at the Berlin University of the Arts UdK in the Institute of Product and Process Design. Axel Kufus is on the panel of international juries, on the artistic advisory board of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations and on the scientific advisory board of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. In his capacity as advisor for the committees, he provides council to the Bauhaus University in Weimar and the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in issues relating to Higher Education Development.