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String Furniture

design Nils Strinning, 1949

It may seem strange that something as humble as the String shelves will be imposed as a design classic, but some things so perfectly reflect their times that they become timeless. Initially, a competition launched by the great Swedish publisher Bonnier in 1949: if the Swedes wanted to buy books, they needed a practical, inexpensive and easy to assemble bookshelf system. Nisse Strinning had a flash of genius and, of course, won the first prize.

 String shelves are successful for over sixty years with their blend of modularity, simplicity and lightness aesthetics.

1 – String System, modular shelves

String System is a modular shelving system that consists of various basic elements - shelves, side panels, cabinets, table, desk, etc. - that can be combined according to individual needs and characteristics of each space.

Its lightness and adaptability have made it a classic Swedish design, wich success continues for many years. You can use it in your kitchen, your living room, your office, your bathroom, your library, your workshop, or even your garden thanks to the outdoor version.

All elements are based on standard widths of 60 cm and 80 cm and two standard depths, 20 cm and 30 cm. 

You can choose a ready-made configuration or create your own by selecting the diferents elements. Our simulator will help you to imagine the perfect one. 

2 – String Pocket, compact shelves

One String Pocket shelf includes 2 frames and 3 shelves. The flexible and versatil String pocket are ideal to organize your kitchen, your bathroom or your living room. Use it to store your pocket books, DVD, bathroom product, kitchen products, etc.

 Height 50 cm Width 60 cm Depth 15 cm

String Pocket
design Nils Strinning
String furniture

3 – String Works, high-low desk

String Works
design Strinning, Schewen, Dahlström
String furniture