More than a flash of genius
The String shelving system by Nils Strinning has becoming so strongly associated with an era that it has become timeless. Designed in 1949, it may seem strange that something as simple and humble as this little dainty light shelf with its thin side panels has become one of the twentieth century’s foremost design icons.
There are several reasons that make this Swedish product so successful; the thin packaging is simple and cheap to transport, the shelf is easy to assemble, the shelves can be quickly repositioned, shelves of various depths can be combined and books are held in place by the side panels, it is stable and can be extended in all directions. Whether the wall surface is large or small the customisable string® is functional.