The Classic Cadovius Butterfly Shelf Makes A Comeback In 2015

The year 2015 has brought good news for the many admirers of designer Poul Cadovius. His classic Butterfly Shelf® was brought back to life this year by dk3. The shelf was launched in April in Milan and will be available from August the same year.


The Cadovius Butterfly Shelf® has a very simple and very suggestive design, originally created in 1958. At the same time, it’s a multipurpose accessory which can be used in a variety of different ways.


For example, it can serve as a chic storage solution for areas such as the hallway or the entrance. Being so simple and versatile, it can hold a variety of objects from keys to small bags or mail.


A set of shelves can form an unconventional, subtle bookcase. Each one can hold several books and you can have as many as you want, depending on how large the collection is. And speaking of collections, books aren’t the only things that can be stored and displayed this way.


Depending on the nature of the items that are to be displayed on the shelves as well as the function you wish to offer them, these chic pieces can be installed at various angles. The most popular is the V-shape because it’s more in accordance with the name of the shelf.


In the bedroom, the simple and delicate Butterfly Shelves can be used as nightstand replacements. They’re very practical and perfect for keeping essentials such as the phone or a magazine or book.


A really clever and chic use for the shelf is in reading corners. It’s big enough to hold a few books but small enough to fit in without having a big impact on the décor. And if you pair it with a chair that also has a simple and graceful shape, the combination will definitely be successful.


The versatility and simplicity of the design allows this reborn shelf to be used in areas such as the kitchen, the home office or even the bathroom.


But using the shelf for storage purposes is not the only option. The design allows it to also serve as a decoration for the walls in the living room, dining area or any other space.


The beauty of the shelf’s design lies in the contrast between its light and delicate shape reminiscent of a butterfly and the solid nature of the wood from which it’s built. The result is a clean and timeless look. Its dimensions are 25 x 25 x 19 cm. It’s made of solid walnut or oak with an oil surface treatment.