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70th Anniversary Royal System® shelf

By dk3


  • Description

    To celebrate the 70th anniversary in 2018, dk3 has launched a smaller ROYAL SYSTEM® version with 70 cm rails. A fine, little shelf with multiple functions that fits perfectly into any kind of interior design.

    The iconic shelving system ROYAL SYSTEM® was designed in 1948 by legendary Danish designer and manufacturer Poul Cadovius, and has been one of the greatest Danish furniture successes in history. It was one of the world's first wall-mounted furniture systems, and the idea behind the design was innovative. Poul Cadovius saw a challenge in the heavy, space-stealing traditional furniture, which occupied too much floor space. With the introduction of the new wall-mounted shelving concept, the furniture was simply moved off the floor onto the walls, leaving more space in the room - as Poul Cadovius expressed it himself: "Most of us live on the bottom of a cube. If we put the walls even with the floor, we get a lot of space to live on".

  • Technical Info

    Material: MDF veneer, oiled oak, smoked oak, walnut or black lacquered oak

    W: 80 x D: 24 x H: 70 cm
    W: 80 x D: 30 x H: 70 cm

  • Designer
    Poul Cadovius

    Poul Cadovius was born in Copenhagen in 1911 and was originally trained as a saddler and upholsterer. He was a colourful and successful designer with a marked influence on the Danish furniture industry and furniture design - both in his own time and later. In 1948, Cadovius designed the shelving system ROYAL SYSTEM®, which through the 50s, 60s and 70s perhaps was the largest furniture success Danish furniture industry has ever had.

    Poul Cadovius is one of the most colourful and successful personalities in Danish furniture industry’s history. “Architect, designer, self-taught inventor, manufacturer, innovator, the furniture industry’s ‘enfant terrible’ - the titles are many”, as the author Henriette Houth writes in her book ”Kassebogen”. Poul Cadovius was an ambitious and constantly seeking person. When he didn’t design or produce furniture, he was driving racing cars or building luxury yachts at his own Saghitta shipyard in Svendborg. And the stories are many: When a sailboat customer claimed bad sailing-performance on a Saghitta 35 from the yard, Poul Cadovius gave the ultimate retort. He borrowed the boat and sailed ”around Zealand” - and won.

    Poul Cadovius managed to take out over 400 patents - the last as a 90-yearold. Both his life and designs testify to a genuine figure that went his own way - to the delight of us all

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    • Black lacquered oak
    • Oiled Oak
    • Smoked oak
    • Walnut

  • Delivery

    6-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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