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Midcentury 1960s Ladderax Two Bay Modular Shelf System

Truly versatile pieces of furniture, British maker, Staples, made modular Ladderax storage systems, incorporating shelves, desks, bookcases, corner units, drawers and more. These different elements can be configured in whatever way suits. This two-bay shelving system is in very good order indeed. It incorporates three cabinets, including the rarely seen, three drawer unit, and four separate shelves. Move the shelves and cabinets around to suit your requirements and use this for books, plants and storage, showing off your favourite homewares and more. This piece of classic, vintage midcentury furniture would work in any room in the modern home from lounge to bedroom to kitchen, creating a high-impact, statement feature. More often than not, the component parts of original Ladderax systems are bashed and scratched with use but this particular set is in superb, vintage order.


SKU: M201


This is an original, vintage modular piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in very good, used condition. It has been cleaned and the teak shelves and cabinets polished with natural beeswax polish. The full inventory for this modular shelving system is:

3 x Tall Black Ladder Uprights (H: 201cm / D: 36cm)
1 x Glass Front Cabinet (W: 59cm / H: 47.5cm / D: 35cm)
1 x Drop Down Cabinet (W: 59cm / H: 40cm / D: 35cm)
1 x Three Drawer Unit (W: 59cm / H: 47.5cm / D: 41cm)
1 x Shallow Shelf (W: 59cm / H: 2cm / D: 20cm)
3 x Shelves (W: 59cm / H: 2cm / D: 35cm)
14 x Metal Support Rods plus screw fittings to secure cabinets onto ladders

In our experience Ladderax systems are often quite heavily knocked, partly because of their age and partly because of their function as a multi-purpose, high-use piece of furniture. This set however is in fantastic condition. There are some light surface marks, scratches and scuffs here and there but these are minor and in line with its age and role. The sliding glass doors and internal glass shelf are original and in excellent order, and the doors slide with ease in their runners. The drop-down cabinet is clean and tidy, inside and out as well. This cabinet comes with a working lock and key, and the drop-down hinges slide with ease. The three drawer unit is in great order inside and out, and this can be locked with the same key. There is a small filled chip on one of the drawers fronts which we’ve shown in our pictures but overall it’s not very noticeable. Please do browse all our photos for an accurate sense of condition. The nature of this modular system means it can be configured in all manner of ways – we would recommend that there are two people on hand during assembly. The uprights are designed to lean against the wall (it’s not freestanding) but you don’t need to secure it to the wall.

If you’ve any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

H: 201cm /  W: 124cm / D: 35.5cm