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If sitting is the new smoking, where do we stand? The height-adjustable desk from Swedish design house String mixes it up during the course of a shift, and all at the touch of a button. Unlike many other desks in this category, String's maintains the signature visually light profile of the rest of this modular line, in this case due to the slim metal tubes that make up the framework. An adjustment range between 715 and 1185mm means the desk height fits a wide range of standing adults. Ample space under the desk, plus the option of cable routing and a small table-top compartment for passing device cables. Ample space under the desk, plus a plethora of attachments and accessories to optimize a clutter-free, yet functional zone, makes this one elegant work horse for office for home use. What's more, the desk comes in 3 sizes, the larger version lending itself to more of a collective or conference application.
As the longest-running resource for this Swedish heritage brand in North America, A+R offers the entire String collection.
(And p.s., recent studies indicate that it's not so much sitting but a lack of physical exercise that contributes to health issues. So split the time you sit and stand at your desk—and don't skip those all-critical brisk walks at break time!).
When a Swedish publisher held a bookshelf design competition in 1949, there was no way of knowing it would result in one of the most iconic concepts of the 20th Century. Bonnier wanted to jump-start sales of its books in the postwar economy and recognized consumers would need a place to store them. Of 194 entries, Nisse Strinning, with an assist from his designer wife Kajsa, took the prize with a nimble system called String.
Based on a ladder-like, coated-wire framework, String is lightweight, versatile and redoubtably stable. Quick assembly, easy to reposition and little trouble to transport as it's mostly flatpacked also add to its enduring appeal. At its launch, String was an immediate success far and wide—especially with a newly identifiable younger generation. Within 4 years of String's launch, in 1950, the system even caught on in the hallowed halls of the new UN headquarters in New York where they were installed.
The Swedish-based company continues to produce the timeless original designs, as well as a thoughtfully expanding array of components and accessories and in an evolving array of finishes to meet modern needs. The best part? It's as relevant and elegant today as it was back when Nisse and Kajsa submitted their original contest entry.