Some things become so strongly associated with a specific time, they actually end up timeless. That is one way of summarising Nisse and Kajsa Strinning's contribution to the Scandinavian design history. But what sparked the idea to the shelving system String®?
Bonnier's public library realised that the majority of Swedish homes were not furnished with a focus on bookshelves, which made it quite difficult for them to sell books. In 1949 they announced a competition where they asked all contributors to submit a design for a shelf with a few criteria. The shelf needed to be affordable, easy to ship and equally easy to assemble. String® ticked all the boxes and was announced winner that same year. Naturally, String® became a very common furniture in the Swedish homes during the 1950s and these days is becoming a popular shelving system for us here in the uk.
We have lots of String on display at our East Dulwich store, plus all the colour and material samples, so pop in and we can give you a hand with what we feel is one of the best shelving system out there.