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String Shelving System: Metal
Select a String Shelving: Metal
Metal Shelf: High Edge - 58cm wide - Black: $88
Metal Shelf: High Edge - 58cm wide - Grey: $88
Metal Shelf: High Edge - 58cm wide - White: $88
Metal Shelf: High Edge - 78cm wide - Black: $94
Metal Shelf: High Edge - 78cm wide - Grey: $94
Metal Shelf: High Edge - 78cm wide - White: $94
Metal Shelf: Low Edge - 58cm wide - Black: $83
Metal Shelf: Low Edge - 58cm wide - Grey: $83
Metal Shelf: Low Edge - 58cm wide - White: $83
Metal Shelf: Low Edge - 78cm wide - Black: $90
Metal Shelf: Low Edge - 78cm wide - Grey: $90
Metal Shelf: Low Edge - 78cm wide - White: $90
Grid for Wall: Black: $61
Grid for Wall: Grey: $61
Grid for Wall: White: $61
Magazine Shelf (Metal): Black: $90
Magazine Shelf (Metal): Grey: $90
Magazine Shelf (Metal): White: $90
Shoe Shelf: 58cm wide - Grey: $84
Shoe Shelf: 58cm wide - White: $84
Shoe Shelf: 78cm wide - Black: $88
Shoe Shelf: 78cm wide - Grey: $88
Shoe Shelf: 78cm wide - White: $88
Small Rod: Black: $56
Small Rod: Grey: $56
Small Rod: White: $56
Medium Rod: Black: $61
Medium Rod: Grey: $61
Medium Rod: White: $61
Large Rod: Black: $65
Large Rod: Grey: $65
Large Rod: White: $65
$56 - $94
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From perforated shelves to hanging hooks, metal range to the String Shelving System expands this iconic framework of design into another dimension of function and form. Introduced in 2017—nearly 7 decades since Nisse Strinning introduced his award-winning modular system—this powder-coated collection of metal shelves, wall grids, hooks and rails pushes the limitless possibilities of applications, be it for the wardrobe, the kitchen, a creative studio or bathroom.
A raised lip on the shelf is available in 2 heights, and the shoe shelf can work for more than just footwear. What's more, the pierced surface isn’t just a cool effect. String+ Hooks are a no-brainer solution to hang kitchen tools, jewelry, belts, or, well, anything worth hanging. Rods in 2 sizes transform a String wall unit into a wardrobe, or use as towel holder in the loo. And the wall grid and accompanying plastic organizers are a snap solution to organizing.
Mix and match these metal components with the wood shelves and cabinetry and polyurethane hanging containers. Go monochrome or combine colors (such as grey frame with white shelves!). The easy to install and assemble system is built to last and convert according to your evolving needs.

As the longest-running resource for this Swedish heritage brand in North America, A+R offers the entire String collection.

  • Metal Shelves (low): 30.75" w x 11.75" d x 0.75" h (78x30x2cm)
  • Metal Shelves (high): 30.75" w x 11.75" d x 2.75" h (78x30x7cm)
  • Shoe Shelf (58cm): 30.75" w x 11.75" d (58x30cm)
  • Shoe Shelf (78cm): 23" w x 11.75" d (78x30cm)
  • Magazine Shelf (78cm): 23" w x 11.75" d (78x30cm)
  • Grid for Wall: 16" w x 16" h (40.5x40.5cm)
  • Large Rod: 28.25" (72cm) - fits 30.75" (78cm) shelf
  • Medium Rod: 20.75" (53cm) - fits 23" (58cm) shelf
  • Small Rod: 9.5" (24cm) - fits 11.75" (30cm) shelf
  • Powder-coated metal
  • Branded box
  • Please contact us for current availability and lead times.
  • String Shelving may incur additional delivery charges based on the size of your system.


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.