String

The String modular shelving system was designed by Swedish architect Nils ‘Nisse’ Strinning (1917 - 2006). The String brand quickly became iconic in Scandinavian design, expanding into a wide range of String furniture.

The idea for the modular shelving system was first conceived when String shelving was designed for an entry into a competition that was being jointly held by Swedish manufacturer Bonnier and the Swedish national library.

The competition was to design the ideal bookcase for every home in Sweden. Nils Strinning’s entry was ingenious - two iron wire mounts with wooden shelves that were simply inserted at the height of choice. The idea that you could put up shelves like this, flexible to changing needs - with no need for tools - was revolutionary.  

Not only this, but the whole shelving system was flat-packed and light to carry from the shop to the home. This original idea led the way for countless others. Cheap, self assembly furniture was really needed in the post-war era when living was frugal. The key to String furniture is that it is also high quality, stylish and desirable.

The following year, an order was placed to fit-out the planned UN Headquarters in New York City with the String shelving system.

Today the original String design is still hugely popular and String furniture is still manufactured in Sweden - remaining true to its roots and Scandinavian craftsmanship.

The String modular system continues to offer solutions for contemporary living. The minimalist design that String furniture is so famous for is timeless and has made it a design classic across the globe.

The String collection continues to grow and develop with new colours and materials such as Plexiglas.

The String shelving system can be used as a home or work storage solution or display.

Each String pack contains shelves, fitting instructions and wall fixings and paired with matching side panels. The shelves are made  from MDF and either painted with lacquer or veneered with wood. Depending on what colours you choose, the String shelving system can with stand out as a feature or blend into the surroundings.

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