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String

A graceful classic since 1949

Extremely sturdy, incredibly flexible and yet minimalistic and light – the String shelf system fits perfectly anywhere and everywhere.
String - String Pocket Shelf 60x50x15cm
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String
String Pocket Shelf 60x50x15cm
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String - String System Floor Side Panels 200x30cm
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String - String System Wall Ladder 75x30cm
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String System Wall Ladder 75x30cm
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String - String System Wall Ladder 50x30cm
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String System Wall Ladder 50x30cm
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String - String System Wall Ladder 75x20cm
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String - String System Cabinet Depth 30cm
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String - String System Floor Ladder 85x30cm
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String - String System Floor Ladder 115x30cm
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String - String System Wall Ladder 50x20cm
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String - String System Cabinet 78x30cm
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String - String System Organizers Set of 3
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String - String System Shoe Rack 58x30cm Steel
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String - String System Cabinet 58x30cm
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String - Storage Combo 78x200x30cm
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Storage Combo 78x200x30cm
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String - String System Display Cabinet
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String - Shelf 120x200cm
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Shelf 120x200cm
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String - String System Cabinet with swing door 58x42x30cm
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String - String System Shelf Insert
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String - String System Folding Table
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String System Folding Table
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String - Wall Wardrobe with Shoe Rack Big
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String - String System Cabinet with Doors Depth 20cm
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String - Kitchen Shelf 234x75x30cm
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String - Wall Shelve 180x50cm
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Wall Shelve 180x50cm
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String - String Storage Combo 156x115x30cm
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String Storage Combo 156x115x30cm
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String - String System  Outdoor Floor Ladder 85x30cm
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String System Outdoor Floor Ladder 85x30cm
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from € 77,00
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String - Wall Cabinet 240x75cm
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Wall Cabinet 240x75cm
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String - Storage Combo 158x200x30cm
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String - String Works Container
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String Works Container
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String - Storage Combo 80x75x20cm
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Storage Combo 80x75x20cm
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from € 539,00
String - String Works Desk 140x78cm
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String - String Works Filing Cabinet
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String Works Filing Cabinet
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from € 499,00
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Nils Strinning (1917-2006) studied architecture in Stockholm from 1940 until 1947 and already designed his first unmistakable String design objects during his student days. With the crockery basket “Elfa”, which the Swede designed in 1946, he laid the groundwork for what we call “Scandinavian design” today.

In the year 1949 Strinning landed his greatest success. He took part in a design competition by the Swedish publisher “Bonniers folkbibliotek”. The publisher was looking for a novel functional and reasonably priced book shelf. Additionally, it was supposed to be easy to send and build.

Strinning wanted to cater to exactly these demands. With a lot of love for detail he designed a bookshelf together with his wife, Kajsa Strinning, with a slender packaging that made it easy to ship anywhere. And it was almost child's play to build. The individual shelves were easily moved up or down. It was so robust that it held countless books and it was easily expandable in all directions. The idea of the String shelf system was born and Strinning won first prize in the competition.

In the year 1952 Strinning founded not one but two companies: the String Design AB and the Swedish Design AB. Strinning designed numerous pieces of furniture and household items, among them the famous shelving systems “String Plex”, “String Pocket”, and “String Soft”. All String modules are still being manufactured in Sweden, simply under then name “String Furniture AB”.

String Plex” is an ingenious shelf system refined with transparent Plexiglas elements. “String Pocket” on the other hand designates a mini shelf, which needs almost no space at all, and is also wonderfully suited as an additional element. The “String Soft” shelf frame enchants us with its soft colours like mint and powder pink and a pleasantly smooth surface.

All bookshelves are extremely versatile. Assemble your very own individual String shelf system! Older String cases can even be combined or expanded with new ones, because the basic elements have not changed since 1929.

With his String shelving system Strinning won more than 15 prizes and awards. Among them was a gold medal at the Triennial in Milan in 1954. In 1979 String was taken up into the design collection of the Swedish National Museum. In the years 1993 and 1999 Strinning was awarded for first-class Swedish design by the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design (Svensk Form).

In every String object it is very clear that functionality is its main concern. Clear shapes and individual assembly possibilities combined with a beautiful design make the String shelving system a true design classic of the 20th century.