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String Works: Workspace Extras
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Mobile Storage Unit: Ash: $660
Mobile Storage Unit: Oak: $660
Mobile Storage Unit: White: $592
Wire Screen for Desk: $88
Fabric Sleeve for Wire Screen: $73
PC Holder: $87
Freestanding Shelf: $800
$73 - $800
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As needs evolve, String delivers, and these add-ons round out a workspace—whether the office is offsite or at home.

The wheel-based file cabinet has a top drawer for paper or organizing smalls, and a standard deep cabinet for hanging files. The recessed double tray on top is perfect for pens and other work tools, while the handy wire frame can double as a magazine holder or pull to easily move cabinet around. Consider this stand-alone cabinet, in fact, for use in other contexts, from a nightstand to artist studio.

Inside the wall-hanging cabinet, stow away supplies, boxes, dishes or clothes in 2 internal compartments and along 2 adjustable shelves (cabinet can only be combined with floor panels with a depth of 30 cm).

To be used with the String Works Desk, the Wire Screen can be augmented with the felt panel (provides some noise-cancelling while serving as a board for stick pinning notes). Or add the hanging metal magazine rack or plastic organizer boxes from String (also at A+R) to keep your desk sorted and clutter-free.

The PC Holder keeps your personal mobile computer strapped to the String Works Desk and at-the-ready.

Since its launch as a simple bookcase in 1949, the late Nisse Strinning's enduring String System is the manifestation of renowned Scandinavian sensibility, a modular system so intelligently configured that to call it customizable only hints at the possibilities.
As the longest-running resource for this Swedish heritage brand in North America, A+R offers the entire String collection.

  • Mobile Storage Unit: 11.75" w x 22.75" d x 20" h (30x58x51cm)
  • Wire Screen: 22.75" w x 14" h (57.8x35.5cm)
  • Wire Screen + Fabric Sleeve: 23.5" w x 14.25" h (60x36cm)
  • Free Standing Shelf: 29.25" w x 15.75" d x 46.50" h (74x40x118cm)
  • Powder-coated metal, wood-veneered particle board, felt
  • 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.