String System

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.“Click here to go to the String Configurator.”


‘Modern since 1949’. String is the original component shelving system designed by the Swedish architect Nils Strinning in 1949. He was one of the leading mid-twentieth century designers who built the foundation of what we now call ‘Scandinavian design’.


The structure is light weight, yet stable. It is simple to assemble and the shelves can be easily repositioned. Books are kept in place by the side panels and shelves of different depths can be combined in the same unit. When more shelf space is needed, simply add an additional side panel and some shelves. It is equally suited to a large or a small wall. This and the minimalistic timeless design is the reason why String still attracts attention after 60 years.



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Designing your system
You can plan your String system using this configuration tool on the String Website, then send us the plan and we will price it for you. “Click here to go to the String Configurator.”

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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 Malmรถ. New products have been introduced that add even more flexibility and storage possibilities to the system.

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