Poul Cadovius

Poul Cadovius (1911-2011) is a Danish designer. In 1945, he founded his own furniture company, named Royal Systems, which he later renamed Cado. He is famous for having invented a modular shelving system called the Royal System in 1948. This piece had a profound impact on mid-century design in the 1950s and 1960s. Between 1964 and 1967, Poul Cadovius acquired the famous manufacturing company France & Son. Within Cado and France & Son, Cadovius collaborates with big names in Danish design, such as Arne Vodder, Edvard Kindt-Larsen, Finn Juhl, Steen Ostergaard and Ole Wanscher.

Sources: Galerie Møbler, “Cado”, URL: www.galerie-mobler.com; Dybdahl Lars, Furniture Boom mid-century modern danish furniture 1945-75, Strandberg Publishing, 2018, pp. 206-207