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String Shelving System: Work Desk
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Work Desk: White: $136
Work Desk: Grey: $136
Work Desk: Ash: $157
Work Desk: Black: $157
Work Desk: Oak: $157
Work Desk: Walnut: $173
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Whether incorporated within a String configuration that dominates an entire wall, or within a single column of a pair of wall panels, this Work Desk proves a practical and low-profile way of creating a work area at the office or home. By way of the integrated hardware, simply hook it in place between a pair of String ladder wall panels. Voila! An instant spot is created for a computer and other tasks.

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.

  • Work Desk: 30.75" w x 22.75" d (78x58cm)
  • Wood-veneered particle board
  • Branded flat-packed packaging
  • 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.