Stylish and functional, this is the classic Staples Ladderax mid century shelving system. The white 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 full height bays of Ladderax, with four shelves, separated by white metal ladders. The cabinetry consists of a tall glass fronted cabinet with height-adjustable glass shelves, a cabinet with built in dividers for vinyl records or general filing, and a drop-front drinks cabinet which could also be used as a bureau or lap-top desk. All three 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.
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. 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. As you’d expect, Ladderax systems always show signs of use. Please ask if you’d like any further information re condition.
Ladder Height 201cm – Length 277cm – Depth(at deepest point) 41cm