Stylish and functional, this is the classic Staples Ladderax mid century shelving system. The metal uprights and easy removable supports, allow the teak cabinetry and shelving to be positioned wherever required. This is a very versatile piece of retro furniture. Ladderax adjustable, modular shelving systems are a true mid century design classic and are very highly sought after today. Ladderax was designed by Robert Heal in 1964 and manufactured by Staples of Cricklewood in London for sale in high end stores like Harrods, Heals, etc. Heal was influenced by the Danish school of design. This mid century Scandinavian design movement was all about reinterpreting simple, linear shapes from earlier design periods and making them ‘simpler’.
This system features four ladders, six shelves and two shelved cabinets with sliding doors. Remember that the cabinets and shelves can be moved around and set at different heights to suit your needs and the bays can be configured in different arrangements too.
The Ladderax system combines upright ‘ladders’ that support shelves and cabinets, which sit on steel rods that hook onto the rungs of the ladders. One of the great benefits of Ladderax over its Scandinavian counterparts is that it doesn’t need to be attached to the wall. The whole set up breaks down easily when it needs to be moved and is so simple to rebuild. You can also be clever and source extra cabinets, rods, shelves and/or ladders to allow you add to and alter your configuration.
This particular system has free-standing, rather than wall-leaning, ladders. This means that, if you wish, it can be deployed in the centre of a room as a room divider. Perhaps worth noting that there is always the possibility of a little movement when the ladders are of the free-standing type.
Ladder Height 201cm – Length of each single bay 94cm cm – Depth 36cm