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Royal System® - Desk-shelf

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  • Description

    Poul Cadovius' unique shelving system ROYAL SYSTEM® was on everyone's lips in the 1950s and 60s. dk3 has now acquired the rights to revive the legendary furniture classic.
    ROYAL SYSTEM® shelving system was designed in 1948 by legendary Danish designer and manufacturer Poul Cadovius. It was one of the world's first wall-hung furniture systems, and the idea that furniture should not use floor space was innovative: "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" was the mantra of Paul Cadovius. ROYAL SYSTEM® was then ground breaking because of the wall-mounted concept, its light styling and the many individual combinations and the furniture system therefore went from success to success both in and outside Denmark.
    There have been made many attempts to copy this famous design, but ROYAL SYSTEM® is and remains the original.

    Build your own Royal System system

    The DK3 Royal System parts are sold individually.
    Complete your configuration finding more components here

  • Technical Info

    Measurements: W: 80 x D: 60 x H: 1.9 cm

    Material: MDF veneer or HPL

    Material: Walnut or Oiled oak

    Includes 2 special hangers (brass or stainless steel)
    Does not include the rails or shelves (these can be ordered separately).

    Please note: new dk3 parts are not compatible with old parts (before 1985).

  • 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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    • Oiled Oak
    • Walnut

    • Brass hangers
    • Stainless steel hangers

  • Delivery

    6-8 weeks
    Made to order item

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