The Swedish STRING shelves were designed in 1949 by the Swedish architect Nils Strinning.
STRING shelves were presented for the first time in a competition (where they won the first prize) launched by the National Library of Sweden in partnership with the Bonnier publishing house. The challenge at the time was to design a library capable of combining aesthetics, low price and ease of assembly in order to equip most of Swedish homes. Through the ages, the STRING system has become an icon of Scandinavian design. The minimalist design of the STRING systems has not undergone any transformation since 1949 and the manufacturing has remained Swedish in their original factory.
Functional, modular, easy to assemble, and with a sober aesthetic, it will be installed equally well in living rooms, in a bedroom or an office. The String range has grown over the years: metal shelves and uprights have been available in various colors and fitted with new accessories (newspaper racks, folding tables, cabinets with sliding doors, shelves with receptacles or office trays). The String Pocket model has also made its appearance (mini wall shelf with three shelves) as a model in pop or uniform colors.