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 3 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 a large cabinet with drop down door with woven veneer pattern and two interior drawers, suitable as secretary desk, bar cabinet or simply storage. Suitable for both living room and home office. This set consists of: 4 Uprights in stained beech, length 198 cm. 1 Cabinet with drop down door and two drawers, 40 x 80 x 51.5 cm 1 Console with two drawers, 30 x 80 x 24.5 cm. 1 Large shelf/desk leaf, 37.5 x 80 cm. 2 Shelves, 30 x 80 cm. 2 Shelves, 24 x 80 cm. 5 Shelves, 20 x 80 cm. 2 Teak bookends. Stamped "Made in Denmark" on the back. Patinated brass brackets. This item can be disassembled for transport. Good original condition with a few light nicks and scratches. Nicks and bruises on the uprights. Original lock is a bit unreliable, but door is held by a magnetic bracket (later addition). Patina consistent with age and use. All parts have been checked and all surfaces has been cleaned and polished. Ready for use. Reference : 271576

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244 cm
198 cm
40 cm
Poul Cadovius
Mid Century
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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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