Skip to content
A SPOTLIGHT ON OUR KEY PRODUCTS
‘Ladder’ frame acts as bookends.
Structure is lightweight yet stable and strong.
Wide range of sizes and combinations available in-store.
Shelves and cabinets are still adjustable after side panels are fixed to wall.
String System by Nils Strinning.Designed in 1949, String was the brainchild of Swedish architect Nils Strinning, one of a ground-breaking group of mid-twentieth century designers who helped lay the foundations of what is now termed Scandinavian Design.
Back in the spotlight thanks to the Festival of Britain’s 60th Anniversary - which re-focused attention on this seminal era - the simple yet elegant shelving system is one of the century's true icons of design, instantly recognisable due to its distinctive ‘ladder’ frame.
There are numerous reasons for String’s enduring popularity, chief among which is its practicality. The overall structure is lightweight yet strong, the side panels are easy to mount, and the shelves are simple to move around. You can combine shelves of different depths in the same unit and the frame sides act as book-ends. If you need additional shelf space, you simply add more units.
Strinning originally created his now legendary String design as an entry into a competition set up by publishing house Bonnier to come up with a shelf system that would be cheap, simple to transport and easy to assemble. He won first prize. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Product ID : stringpocket