Poul Cadovius like many of his counterparts was an Architect prior to turning to furniture design. In the fifties he was looking for a furnishing system which would enhance the personal atmosphere of the interior, was easy to assembly and offered numerous combination possibilities. He invented the "Royal" shelving system which enabled flexible furnishing using endless combinations of a limited set of standard elements. Coming in beautiful Rosewood with or without back panels they were simply stunning and are still as relevant today.
In 1964 he bought the famous manufacturer France and Sons which boasted pieces designed by such masters as Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Neilson and thus produced a wide spectrum of furniture under the label of Cado.