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String Pocket Shelving
String & Nisse Strinning
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Green: $173
Burgundy: $173
Mustard: $173
Sand: $173
Grey: $173
White: $173
Blush: $173
Walnut + Black: $173
Walnut + White: $173
Ash + White: $173
Black Stained Ash + Black: $173
Oak + White: $173
Oiled Teak: $262
Smoked Oak + Brown: $262
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One of the first items Andy bought when he was furnishing his home in L.A. was a vintage set of this iconic shelving first introduced by Nisse Strinning in 1949. The Swedish architect-designer is considered one of the founding fathers of the ideals of what is now widely recognized as Scandinavian design. So elegantly minimal, unpretentious and sturdy, it became Andy’s obsession to bring the new incarnations to the U.S. Presto!
The slender “ladder” allows shelves to be easily repositioned. Comprises of three pre-packed shelves (as displayed).

  • 19.75" h x 23.5" w x 6" d (50x60x15cm)
  • Some assembly required
  • Coated steel, veneered particle board
  • Branded box
  • This item normally ships within 48 hours.
  • 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.