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  • Description

    The structure of this Swedish classic is light weight, yet stable. String is simple to assemble and the shelves can be easily repositioned. Books are kept in place by the side panels, and shelves of different depths can be combined in the same unit. When more shelf space is needed, simply add an additional side panel and some shelves. Cupboards and writing tables can also be added. It is equally suited to a large or small wall.

    This functionality and the timeless design are the reasons why String still attracts attention after 60 years.

    1949: Winner of Bonniers bookshelf competition.
    1954: Awarded gold medal, Triennale, Milan.
    1954: Exhibition "Design in Scandinavia", USA.
    1955: Exhibition "H55", Helsingborg, Sweden.
    1993: Awarded Excellent Swedish Design by Svensk Form.
    1999: Strinning honoured Classic Award by Svensk Form.

    Build your own String system

    The String Shelving System parts are sold individually.
    Complete your configuration finding more components here

  • Technical Info

    Material: Steel panels, wooden shelves.

    Shelf 78x30 cm supplied in 3-pack
    Shelf 58x30 cm supplied in 3-pack
    Shelf 78x20 cm supplied in 3-pack
    Shelf 58x20 cm supplied in 3-pack

    To avoid flex we recommend max 20 kg evenly spread load on 78 cm wide shelves.

    Shelves, cabinets and chests are available in birch, oak, walnut, black, grey and white. work desk not available in black.

    Individual units of String system are sold separately, please contact us if you require further information.

    Black stained ash

  • Designer
    Nisse Strinning

    Nisse Strinning (1917-2006) is the father of the legendary String shelving and furniture system. Nisse Strinning was married to Kajsa Strinning, also a designer, who together with her husband developed the String system. The shelving was originally designed in 1949 for Bonniers Folkbibliotek (Peoples Library), Bonniers being the biggest book publisher in Scandinavia. Nisse Strinning studied at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in the 1940s and developed a washing up drying rack called Elfa, which featured plastic coated metal rods. This became the starting point for the String system. In 1952 Nils and Kajsa Strinning founded String Design AB and Swedish Design AB. Together they designed a wide range of plastic objects in the 1960s and 1970s. String can be found in many Swedish homes and is a true icon of Swedish design.

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    • Ash
    • Beige
    • Birch
    • Black stained ash
    • Grey
    • Oak
    • Walnut
    • White

  • Delivery

    In stock

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