Midcentury 1960s Staples Ladderax Two Bay Modular Shelf System

Truly versatile pieces of furniture, British maker, Staples, made modular Ladderax wall systems, incorporating shelves, desks, bookcases, corner units, drawers and more. These different elements can be configured in whatever way suits. This two-bay, wall-leaning shelving system is a cracking example of a piece of furniture that delivers on multiple fronts – work station, masses of storage, lots of display surfaces. It incorporates a pull-down writing desk / cabinet and five shelves. Move the shelves and cabinet 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 wall.

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SKU: M220


In stock


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

3 x Mid-height Black Ladder Uprights (H: 162cm / D: 36cm)
1 x Writing Desk Bureau (W: 89cm / H: 40cm / D: 40.5cm)
4 x Shelves (W: 74cm / H: 2cm / D: 20.5cm)
1 x Wider Shelf (W: 89.5cm / H: 2cm / D: 35cm)
12 x Metal Support Rods plus screw fittings to secure cabinets onto ladders
(Note: the Ladderax chair is not included but if you’re interested in acquiring too, please get in touch for a combined price)

In our experience, Ladderax systems are often rather  knocked and bruised, partly because of their age and partly because of their function as a multi-purpose, high-use piece of furniture. This set has faired well though. The component parts here do come with some scuffs and marks but overall we would categorise this wear as minor. The drop-down bureau cabinet is clean and tidy inside with just light marks. It comes with a working lock and key, and the drop-down hinges slide with ease. 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 of this particular set are wall-leaning and it should be noted they are the mid-height model at 162cm. Please do browse all our photos for an accurate sense of condition. If you have any questions, please do get in touch.

H: 162cm /  W: 170cm / D: 40.5cm

We offer free local delivery within a 15 mile radius of CB9 7XU – please get in touch prior to purchase to discuss. Alternatively, we can arrange fast, UK mainland delivery with specialist drivers who cover most of the country (please enquire for Scotland or remote addresses). Our delivery partners are reliable and insured, and we have worked with them for a number of years. We have a weekly collection and onward delivery usually follows 1-3 days later. Please be aware the delivery service we can offer does require some flexibility as the drivers work to predetermined routes with other delivery obligations, but they will keep you updated directly regarding their anticipated timings.
Please refer to our Delivery Information for more details.