Of the many products that Tomado produced, one design stands out as the definitive icon of the companies' celebrated legacy – the Tomado Shelving System. The design was an instant success and has since become a national treasure, even gracing it's own postage stamp.
On its release in 1958, the string like wall shelves were quickly embraced by aspiring homes throughout the Netherlands. It was the perfect product, a beautifully designed and affordable wall shelf with modular functionality.
Tomado is a Dutch company with a proud history that dates back to 1923. It was founded on the ideal of making simple, functional products that were affordable to the masses and enjoyable to use.
In 1958, Tomado head of design Adriaan Dekker finalised the design of a modular wall shelving unit. This elegant utilitarian design has since become a celebrated icon of mid century Dutch design and can be found in homes throughout the world.
Tomado advertising from the 1950s