dk3 | System Ultra®


In the wake of the launch of the iconic shelving concept Royal System® in 1948, Poul Cadovius introduced the System Ultra® in 1957. The system was created on a very simple yet genius basic principle. It was developed with the same space-saving, flexible design as Royal System®, based on the innovative idea of moving the furniture off the floor onto the walls, leaving more space in the room.

System Ultra® consists of wall-mounted rails, shelves and hangers in powder coated steel. The system is characterized by its elegant, ultra-thin shelves, with a wave-shaped edge profile, attached to the rails by hangers in either raw brass or coloured steel. The components are available in various colours and sizes, offering the possibility to customize the system in multiple individual combinations, and to extend it over time according to needs.

In 1957 Poul Cadovius exhibited at the XI Triennale in Milan with the System Ultra®, for which he won a silver medal. A highly treasured prize and an international recognition of an exceptional design idea.

About the designer: Poul Cadovius.                                             Poul Cadovius (1911 - 2011) was one of the most colourful and successful persons in the history of Danish furniture industry. He was originally educated as an upholsterer, but became very interested in design at an early stage, and in 1945 he established his own furniture manufacturing company Royal System. A few years later, in 1948, he designed the ground-breaking and award-winning shelving system Royal System®. Followed by System Ultra® in 1957 and System Cado® in 1960. All his life Poul Cadovius was an exceptional entrepreneur and innovator, and he achieved to take more than 400 patents during his long career.

Besides designing furniture Poul Cadovius also owned a boatyard and developed many other different products such as building material and fiberglass components like the wellknown bus shelter. And then he invented the award winning and world-renowned System Abstracta, which was used as exhibition halls at the Cologne Furniture Fair in 1962. Poul Cadovius was indeed a man of the world and the king of furniture. 

Dimensions (W x D x H)
Rail 3 x 2 x 201,3 cm
Shelf 72 x 22 x 7 cm (thickness of the steel plate is 1 mm)
Hanger 0,6 x 22 x 18,5 cm

Rails and shelves: powder coated steel
Hangers: powder coated steel or raw brass
Rail and screws have the same colour
Extra screws in raw brass enclosed with the rails

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