nisse strinning

Nisse Strinning

SWEDEN (1917-2006)

Swedish architect, Nils Strinning was among a group of mid-twentieth century designers that helped build the foundations of what is now widely termed Scandinavian Design. Born in Sweden in 1917, he studied architecture in Stockholm from 1940-47 before designing the iconic String shelf system that his name is still synonymous with.


Since its launch in 1949, the String design has received more than 15 prestigious international awards. As contemporary today as it was almost 60 years ago, String was originally developed as an affordable and flexible book shelf system that could be added to as owners’ book collections increased. Nisse Strinning passed away in 2006 but his legacy lives on.


Today String enjoys a fresh lease of life from the new company’s headquarters in Malmö. New products have been introduced that add even more flexibility and storage possibilities to the system.

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