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Poul Cadovius - Royal Shelf

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Manufacturer: Royal Systems

Designer:Poul Cadovios (1911-2011)

Period/style: Mid Century Modern (1948)

Country: Denmark

Material: Teak and brass

Size: H: 198,5 cm [78.1 inches]

Details and Condition:: Beautiful Cado Royal shelf designed by Danish architect and designer Poul Cadovius in 1948, whose company manufactured this system. The shelf includes: A box with two drawers (80 x 30 x 15.5 cm), two shelves (40.5 x 80 cm), a magazine holder (30.5 x 80 cm) all with pins, pins and brackets for hanging on the two wall strips made of solid teak.Poul Cadovius was born in Frederiksberg in 1911. Originally trained as a saddler and upholster, Cadovius became interested in industrial design and established his own furniture manufacturing company under the name of Royal Systems in 1945. Shortly after, 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 (1948) 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 midcentury modern design throughout the 1950s and ‘60s. His minimalistic aesthetic is considered a perfect harmony between form and function—industrial and organic, affordable and elegant. Although the Royal System shelving unit was his main contribution to Danish modernism, Cadovius registered more than 400 patents throughout his long career, leaving behind a legacy that inspired many future designers.