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 lacquered 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

(European oak and walnut)

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.