Vintage Ladderax Single Bay 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, a teak shelf and a glass-front bookcase. 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 system with the later wooden ladder uprights dates from the 1970s. 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 very good, used condition. It has been cleaned and the teak shelf and cabinets polished with natural beeswax polish. The full inventory for this modular shelving system is:
2 x Tall Wooden Ladder Uprights (H: 200cm / D: 38cm)
1 x Cabinet with Drop-Down Door (H: 40cm / W: 59cm / D: 40.5cm)
1 x Shelf
1 x Glass Sliding Door Cabinet with Glass Adjustable Shelf (H: 47.5cm / W: 59cm / D: 35cm)
6 x Metal Support Rods
Bolts for added stability
There are some marks, light scratched and scuffs to the exterior wood – please refer to our photos for a good sense of its used condition. 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. The drop down cabinet is in very good, clean order inside and the hinges move slide with ease. The same applies for the glass-fronted cabinet with a glass shelf – it’s in very good order inside and the doors slide with ease in their runners. The two 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. Sadly the maker’s label isn’t affixed anymore but this is well-documented furniture so we know it to be Staples Ladderax. 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: 200cm / W: 63cm / D: 38cm / D of cabinet: 40.5cm