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 ground-breaking and award-winning shelving system ROYAL SYSTEM®. Followed by SYSTEM ULTRA in 1957 and SYSTEM CADO® in 1960. All his life Poul Cadovius was an exceptional entrepreneur and innovator, and he achieved to take more than 400 patents during his long career.