CADOVIUS BUTTERFLY SHELF® is a perfectly executed shelf with a playful contrast between the lightness of the butterfly shape and the natural solid wood.
The decorative, multifunctional shelf has a simple and clean look, with a small delicate detail: a laser-cut engraving on the wing, indicating brand name, designer and design year. The shelf is perfect for storage of small items, such as keys, cell phones, jewelry, etc., but it also works well as an exciting and alternative wall decoration.
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 worldrenowned 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.