Stylish and functional, this is the classic Staples Ladderax mid century shelving system. The black 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 five bays of Ladderax and thirteen shelves separated by black metal ladders. The cabinetry consists of a bureau/desk unit, a record or filing cabinet and a 3 drawer chest of drawers. Each of the units is lockable and there are two keys that lock each unit. Remember that the cabinets 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.
The rods and shelves of the small bay on the left hand side of the photographs were trimmed down by the previous owner and are included free of charge.
Ladder Height 201cm – Length 407cm – Depth(at deepest point) 42cm