Large Danish design wall system or shelving unit by Poul Cadovius for Royal System, designed in Denmark in 1948.
When you ask someone to think of an European mid-century wall unit, most will probably think of Poul Cadovius and his shelving system. It is without doubt the most famous wall unit of the Danish modern era. Cadovius started his own company Royal System in 1945 and came up with the idea for his “Royal System Shelving Unit” in 1948. It was this idea of building a storage solution with maximized floor space and a modular construction that made him one of the most recognized designers of Danish mid-century modern design. His shelving system is still a very popular item today.
The wall system can be hung to the wall with wooden risers. Cadovius made a lot of different components such as a shelf, desk, chest of drawers, bar cabinet, bookcase, credenza and a cupboard with glass or teak door. Those components are attached to the wooden risers with metal hooks. The system is completely modular so you can place the components to your wishes.
Our wall unit is a large set consisting of 25 components:
Total width: 564 cm
Total height: 225 cm
Total depth: 37,5 cm
5x riser: 225 cm
3 x riser: 200 cm
1 x cabinet 80cm x 37,5cm x 43 cm ( WxDxH)
1 x cabinet with sliding doors 80cm x 37,5cm x 43 cm ( WxDxH)
1 x cabinet with sliding doors 80cm x 30cm x 33,5 cm ( WxDxH)
1 x cabinet with drawers 80cm x 30cm x 24,5 cm ( WxDxH)
1 x cabinet with glass doors 80cm x 28cm x 33,5 cm ( WxDxH)
2x shelf: 80cm x 37,5 cm (WxD)
6x shelf: 80cm x 20 cm (WxD)
3x shelf: 80cm x 24 cm (WxD)
1x shelf: 80cm x 30 cm (WxD)
The wall system is in good vintage condition. It is made of wood with teak veneer. Some elements have some traces of use. Mainly scratches to the veneer and some discolouration. The glass door has a small chip. All consistent with age and use.