String No 2 option OAK


Brand : String

Designer : Nils Strinning

SKU: String Oak Category:


Special price As seen . String, shelving system first designed in 1949 by Architect Nils Strinning. WE have 3 different displays in store, to give some idea of all the possibilities available. WE have in White the work desk for bedroom or any room in the house. In Oak we have the dining area or work area, table that falls flat when not in use, and in Black for the Hall. Wall Panels come in Grey-White-Black.

You can draw your own units or please contact us and we will do your drawing. Size as seen: h200 x 78cm, d30/96cm

The 3 options full details are in the attached PDFs and prices also. What is not included is delivery or assembly.

See also String No 1 and No 3 option

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.

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