Design by Poul Cadovius, 1957
In the wake of the launch of the iconic shelving concept ROYAL SYSTEM® in 1948, Poul Cadovius introduced the SYSTEM ULTRA® in 1957. The system was created on a very simple yet genius basic principle. It was developed with the same space-saving, flexible design as ROYAL SYSTEM®, based on the innovative idea of moving the furniture off the floor onto the walls, leaving more space in the room.
After the dk3-relaunch in steel in 2019, SYSTEM ULTRA® was additionally relaunched in wood in the Summer of 2021.
SYSTEM ULTRA® consists of wall-mounted rails, shelves and a cupboard with sliding doors in oiled oak and walnut. The system is characterized by its elegant, ultra-thin molded shelves, with a wave-shaped edge profile, attached to the rails by hangers in either brass or stainless steel. SYSTEM ULTRA® can be customized in multiple individual combinations, and it can also be extended over time according to needs.
SYSTEM ULTRA® in wood will soon be ready for configuration in our Configurator.
In 1957 Poul Cadovius exhibited at the XI Triennale in Milan with the SYSTEM ULTRA®, for which he won a silver medal. A highly treasured prize and an international recognition of an exceptional design idea.
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Rail 3,4 x 1,9 x 70 cm
Rail 3,4 x 1,9 x 100 cm
Rail 3,4 x 1,9 x 200 cm
Shelf 72 x 22 x 7 cm (thickness of the shelf is 6 mm)
Shelf 72 x 35 x 7 cm (thickness of the shelf is 6 mm)
Shelf 72 x 45 x 7 cm (thickness of the shelf is 6 mm)
Cupboard 72 x 35 x 42 cm
Rails: Solid wood
Shelves: Molded veneer
Cupboard: Molded veneer and veneered MDF
Hangers: Untreated brass or stainless steel
In time there may be light deflections on the selves. In order to maintain a straight profile, we recommend a max load of 15 kg. per shelf. For the cupboard we recommend a max load of 25 kilos.
We recommend that the SYSTEM ULTRA® is always installed by professionals. (Please see installation guide below, and installation video).
Tested at DANISH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE EN16121:2017 / EN16122:2012 in 2018.