CADOVIUS BUTTERFLY SHELF® is a perfectly executed shelf with a playful contrast between the lightness of the butterfly shape and the natural solid wood. The decorative, multifunctional shelf has a simple and clean look, with a small delicate detail: a laser-cut engraving on the wing, indicating brand name, designer and design year. The shelf is perfect for storage of small items, such as keys, cell phones, jewelry, etc., but it also works well as an exciting and alternative wall decoration.
Poul Cadovius designed the shelf in 1958, and actually it was developed a little bit by coincidence, when he was experimenting with some steel plates, which were left from the production of the award winning Ultra shelf from 1957. He tried to bend the steel plates in different ways, and suddenly he was standing with a fine little butterfly shaped shelf in the hand. To begin with, the shelf was made in colour painted steel and veneered steel. Later on, it was launched in solid wood, which was also the version that dk3 relaunched back in 2015.
- Poul Cadovius, 1958
- Oak or Walnut
- With: 25 cm
- Depth: 25 cm
- Height 19 cm
- Surface treatment: Oil
dk3 is a Danish design furniture company established in 2009. Our collection combines exclusive classic and contemporary furniture from great Danish architects and designers such as Jeppe Utzon, Kaare Klint, Børge Mogensen, Poul Cadovius and others.
We create furniture pieces shaped and crafted by true enthusiasts, always with the ambition to unite the finest carpentry traditions with modern and classic furniture design through the fusion of timeless steel or brass components and high quality wood. The love for organic material and uncompromising focus on quality is evident throughout the entire process, from the first design sketches to the manufacturing in the carpentries, where the furniture is finished and surface treated by hand.