Shelving system


Royal System (1948), Poul Cadovius

Designed in 1948 by Danish interior architect Poul Cadovius, the Royal System is considered the world’s first wall-mounted shelving system. It was easy to assemble and offered a lot of combination possibilities. The flexible furnishing of the Royal System was a real breakthrough and the system therefore became a worldwide success. If you happen to stumble upon an affordable vintage system: buy it! As original Royal System parts are usually very scarce and expensive.

In 2009 the Royal system has been lifted into the modern age by DK3, a Danish design agency and furniture manufacturer, who bought the rights to manufacture Cadovius’ design.

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Heritage, design.
Photo credits
© dk3, Vejle, Denmark

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