Pocket Shelf-Glass


Brand : String

Designer : Nils Strinning

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This limited edition String Pocket shelf with glass shelves, launched in 2019, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the String shelving system. The shelves of the special edition String Pocket are made of Optiwhite glass, and the side panels have been powder coated in a faint green that beautifully matches the glass shelves’ greenish edges. The limited edition shelf has been created in collaboration with the Swedish designer Mats Theselius, and it is a numbered edition of 2019 pieces.

String Pocket is a compact and elegant shelf for books, collectables and other small items. Launched in 2005 by the Swedish manufacturer String, String Pocket is part of the popular collection designed by Nils Strinning in 1949. The minimalist design consists of three shelves and two ladder-like side panels that can also be combined into larger units both vertically and horizontally.  Colour: Clear glass, green panels.

Size:  W:60 cm D:15 cm H:50 cm 

Material: Optiwhite glass, powder coated metal 

Maximum load capacity: 25 kg evenly spread across the shelf

Also String Pocket is available in an array of colours/woods and suitable for multiple uses and spaces.

Nils Strinning (1917-2006) is the father of the legendary String shelving and furniture system. Nils 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. Nils 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.


Certain things are so closely associated with a particular time that they become timeless. There is no better example of this than the string® shelving system designed by Nisse Strinning in 1949. It may seem strange that a thing so simple and unpretentious as this economical, light shelving with its minimal framing has become one of the twentieth century’s foremost design icons. But the reasons are many. It is simple and cheap to transport as a flat package. The shelves are easy to assemble. Each shelf can be quickly relocated. Shelves of different depths can be combined and the framing functions as book ends. It is robust and can be extended in any direction.