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Ladderax shelving is a great of example of how a simple concept can be taken and adapted for use in the home. As implied by the name, Ladderax takes the humble ladder (straight, rungs) and flexes it into an innovative storage system. Multipurpose storage units suited to home and office, these are the classier and more presentable version of the shelving that you might find in a garage space. Here at Vinterior, we have worked out a way to make refined furniture shopping better for dealers and customers. Instead of struggling to find a genuine furniture boutique, we’ve brought the best of Britain’s dealers to you. You can find unique Ladderax pieces easier and quicker and our celebrated dealers find buyers for their items much easier too.
Ladderax shelving featuresLadderax was invented by a British designer for Staples, named Robert Heal. Coming from the Danish/Scandi influence of the time, his focus was to remove all curves and work with angular edges and straight lines – functionality with classic design features that were crafted to outlast the changes in fashion.
Ladderax shelving is embodied by the simple concept of two end pieces (ladders), held together with steel rods. Between the two end-ladders are shelving, storage units, cupboards – but all interchangeable and moveable owing to the innovative system of grooves and hooks. The modular format and flexible structure means that the overall impression can be symmetrical or asymmetrical – the final appearance was limited only by imagination.
The wood used is generally teak, which is naturally beautiful and synonymous with mid-century design. Thanks to the eye-catching and complex grain, teak shelves are usually left unpainted and simply varnished or stained to bring out the grain and pattern. The units can also be set with glass doors – using the steel/glass appearance popular at the time as they provided clear, straight, angular appearances.
Why Choose Ladderax shelving?Ladderax is a fun, quirky and eye-catching way to make a statement – something that is not always easy to achieve when we talk about storage. Ladderax has infinite uses from kitchen to living room to lounge to office space. As these do not require wall fixings, they can be moved around the room and the home, depending on your design needs. Even once in place their configuration can be modified to reflect your changing storage and display needs. These are quick and simple to assemble and will complement your home no matter where you put them.
Ladderax has even been featured in television programmes! The ‘Mad Men’ TV series about 1950s/1960s advertising executives used Ladderax in both home and office environments. The mid-century modern look, demonstrating a classic appearance rather than the retro look of the time, shows a more luxurious, richer living style.
Shop for Ladderax shelving with VinteriorIf the sound of Ladderax shelving has you reorganising your belongings, start browsing our listings today. If you weren’t sold on Ladderax shelving there are plenty of other storage pieces of furniture to browse through – both from the mid-20th century and many other periods in history.
Our marketplace isn’t just a convenient place to do your refined furniture shopping, you can also use it for inspiration. If you’re struggling to come up with a special interior design or if you’re considering a DIY furniture project, use our listings to get ideas and help you along.