Vintage modular teak wall unit by Poul Cadovius for Cado, Denmark 1960


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Vintage Danish teak wall unit by Poul Cadovius for Cado, 1960s. Mid-Century Modern 4 bay shelving system model Royal. This is a original vintage floating bookcase designed in 1948 by Danish architect Poul Cadovius. Cadovius had the revolutionary idea to design a floating, modular shelving system that would maximize floor space and signify the end of conformity in shelving. The Royal System shelving unit went on to win the gold medal at the Finland Furniture Fair in 1950 and silver medal at the XI Triennale di Milano 1957 and remained a hallmark of Scandinavian modern design throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Versatile and flexible floating bookcase that allows for continuous rearranging to suit individual needs. This set is configured with a secretary desk with drop down desk leaf with woven veneer pattern. Inside with four small drawers with visible finger joints, and a compartment with four cubby holes. This was the most expensive element of the Cado Royal system, at the time it cost the same as four Wegner Wishbone chairs. Five of the shelves in this system has never been used before and has been kept in the original packing for sixty years. Suitable for both living room and home office. This set consists of: 3 Uprights in stained beech, length 175.5 cm. 2 Uprights in stained beech, length 126 cm. 1 Secretary cabinet with 4 drawers, 38 x 80 x 42.5 cm. 1 Console with two drawers, 30 x 80 x 24.5 cm 5 Shelves, 24 x 80 cm 6 Shelves, 20 x 80 cm. Stamped "Made in Denmark" on the back. Patinated brass brackets. This item can be disassembled for transport Very good original condition with only a few light nicks and scratches. Light patina consistent with age and use. All parts have been checked and all surfaces has been cleaned and polished. Ready for use. Reference : 271574

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324 cm
176 cm
38 cm
Poul Cadovius
Mid Century
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About the designer

Poul Cadovius

1911 - 2011
Poul Cadovius is a Danish architect, designer and furniture producer. He is known to probably be the inventor of the modular system.
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