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Cado Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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While Danish furniture company Cado is popular among collectors of Scandinavian modern furniture for its well-crafted chairs, sofas, coffee tables and dining tables, the brand is best known for its sculptural wall shelving systems created by renowned Danish designer Poul Cadovius (1911–2011), Cado's founder.

The Copenhagen-born Cadovius initially studied to be an upholsterer and saddler before pursuing furniture design. He began his career in the 1940s making Venetian blinds and other window treatments before shifting his focus toward designing versatile furnishings that could be adapted to all sorts of interior spaces.

In 1945, Cadovius founded the furniture manufacturer Royal System intending to produce his designs for postwar homeowners. His visionary works included the 1948 Royal System shelving unit, a space-saving solution that underscored Cadovius’s penchant for problem-solving in a multifunctional way. Rather than balance shelves on wooden or metal legs, it held them to the wall with brackets. The wall unit was practical and functional, but it was also decorative, made of rich and exotic woods like walnut, rosewood and teak, a favorite wood of Cadovius’s and a highly sought-after material among mid-century modern designers. 

Cadovius established Cado in the late 1950s. The manufacturer followed the Royal System shelving unit with several other modular storage designs including the System Ultra in 1957, System Cado in 1960 and System Abstracta in 1962. Two years later, with more than 400 patents to his name, Cadovius purchased premier Danish furniture manufacturer France & Søn and incorporated it into Cado.

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Cado collaborated with influential Danish and European designers of the era such as Steen Østergaard, best known for his stackable Cado 290, a Space Age fiberglass-and-polyamide nylon lounge chair; Finn Juhl, a stylistic maverick who embraced expressive, free-flowing shapes in chair and sofa designs much earlier than his colleagues; and Ole Wanscher, who drew on Shaker furniture and Chippendale forms and created the widely loved Colonial chair and coffee table for P. Jeppesens Møbelfabrik

Cadovius’s designs — as well as the other works manufactured by Cado — are widely coveted by vintage furniture enthusiasts all over the world. In 2018, the Danish brand dk3 reissued the Royal System as well as a more compact version.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage Cado case pieces and storage cabinets, seating and tables.

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Creator: Cado
Vintage Danish Coffee Table by Poul Cadovius for Cado 1970s
By Poul Cadovius, Cado
Located in Asaa, DK
Vintage Danish coffee table by Poul Cadovius for Cado 1970s Beautiful and spectacular round coffee table with aluminum tulip base designed...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Cado Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Aluminum

Teak Coffee Table by Arne Vodder for Cado, 1960
By Arne Vodder, Cado
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare teak coffee table by Arne Vodder for Cado, 1960. Made from solid teak.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Cado Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Teak

Poul Cadovius Rosewood Coffee Table Designed For France & Son Circular 1960s
By Cado, Poul Cadovius
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Poul Cadovius Rosewood Coffee Table Designed For France & Son Circular Top Inlaid With Brushed Chrome Floral Decoration Made In Denmark 1960's Poul Cadovius (1911 - 2011) was one of the most colourful and successful persons in the history of Danish furniture industry. He was originally educated as an upholsterer but became very interested in design at an early stage, and in 1945 he established his own furniture manufacturing company Royal System. A few years later, in 1948, he designed the iconic shelving system ROYAL...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Cado Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Steel

60s 70s Teak Coffee Table Cado Danish Design Denmark
By Cado
Located in Neuenkirchen, NI
60s 70s teak coffee table Cado coffee table Danish Design Denmark Object: coffee table Manufacturer: Cado Condition: good - vintage Age: around 1960-1970 Dimensions: ...
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1970s European Vintage Cado Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Coffee Or Dining Table In Light Wood Designed by Paul Cadovius From 1960s
By Mogens Koch, Cado
Located in Lejre, DK
This dining table is a true gem of Danish furniture design and clearly bears the stamp of Paul Cadovius' unique vision and talent. Manufactured by the renowned company Cado in the 19...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Cado Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Cado coffee and cocktail tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Cado coffee and cocktail tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Cado coffee and cocktail tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original coffee and cocktail tables by Cado were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider coffee and cocktail tables by Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen and Torben Lind, Poul Jeppesen, and Bernt Petersen. Prices for Cado coffee and cocktail tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,035 and can go as high as $4,125, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,811.

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