Original Vintage Early Ladderax Single Bay White Modular Shelf System
Truly versatile pieces of furniture, British maker, Staples Ladderax, made modular storage systems, incorporating shelves, desks, bookcases, drawers, ‘corner units, drinks cabinets and more. These different elements can be configured in whichever way suits. This is a particularly useful, free-standing single bay, compromised of a drop-down partitioned cabinet and three shelves, two deep and one shallower. Metal rods moor the unit and shelves into position underneath, a very clever piece of design engineering that’s strong and stable. This is a particularly early system, dating from the 1960s so it’s seen a lot of life. Ladderax took inspiration from Danish modular furniture and this piece of classic, vintage furniture would work in any room in the modern home from lounge to bedroom to kitchen. It can also be combined with other Ladderax systems but this single bay works brilliantly in a recess next to the chimney.
This is an original, vintage modular piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good, used condition. It has been cleaned and the teak shelves and cabinet polished with natural beeswax polish. The full inventory for this modular shelving system is:
2 x Tall White Ladder Uprights (H: 201cm / D: 35.5cm)
1 x Cabinet with Drop-Down Door (W: 89cm / D: 35.5cm)
2 x Shelves (89cm x 35.5cm)
1 x Shelf (89cm x 20cm)
8 x Metal Support Rods
There are some marks and scuffs on the shelves and exterior of the cabinet – please refer to our photo of one shelf in particular that carries superficial scratches. We feel this wear and tear is in line with this item’s age and function, and that it doesn’t detract from its appeal. We would recommend that the shelf with scratched is arranged high on the ladders so the top cannot be readily seen. Or if you intend to house books on this unit, they would be mostly covered anyway. The drop down cabinet / writing desk is in very good, clean order inside and with only minor signs of wear on the exterior wood. The drop-down hinges move slide with ease. This cabinet comes with a working lock and key. The white ladder uprights are in very good condition. Again, there are minor scuffs and marks to the finish but once in place these do not notice at all. The original Staples Ladderax label can be seen inside the cabinet. 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.
H: 201cm / W: 93.5cm / D: 35.5cm