Danish vintage modular teak wall unit by Poul Cadovius for Cado, 1950s


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Vintage Danish teak wall unit by Poul Cadovius for Cado, 1950s. Mid-Century Modern 5 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 has three short and three longer uprights, and can be configured for both living room and home office. It can also be hanged as two individual 2 bay units. This set consists of: 2 Uprights in stained beech, length 105.5 cm. 1 Upright in stained beech, length 81 cm. 3 Uprights in stained beech, length 49.5 cm. 1 Cabinet with four trays/drawers, 40 x 80 x 51.5 cm 1 Large shelf/desk leaf, 40 x 80 cm. 5 Shelves, 24 x 80 cm. 3 Shelves, 20 x 80 cm. This is an early model with the extra deep teak patina. Stamped "Made in Denmark" on the back. Patinated brass brackets. This item can be disassembled for transport Good vintage condition with nicks and scratches and light corrosion on the metal parts. Patina consistent with age and use. All parts have been checked and all surfaces has been cleaned and polished. Ready for use.

Reference : 280299

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About the designer


1911 - 2011
Poul Cadovius is a Danish architect, designer and furniture publisher. He is probably best known as the inventor of modular systems.
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