Stylish and functional, this is the classic Staples Ladderax mid century shelving system. The gold metal uprights and easy removable supports, allow the teak cabinetry 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 three bays of Ladderax, with three cabinets, separated by gold metal ladders. The cabinetry consists of a cupboard space with sliding teak doors and adjustable/removeable shelf, a drinks cabinet and a drop-front bureau or lap-top desk. Two of the cabinets are lockable and the key is present. These systems are great for storing books, vinyl records, stationery, etc or for displaying glassware, ceramics or houseplants. Remember that the cabinets can be moved around and set at different heights to suit your needs.
There is some colour variation between the ladders but this is unnoticeable when the system is in situ. 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 is a stunning set up in nice condition and structurally sound. As you’d expect, Ladderax systems always show some, reasonable, signs of use. Please ask if you’d like any further information re condition.
Chair not included.
Height (As photographed) 141cm – Width 185cm – Depth 36cm