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String Shelving System: Essentials
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String & Nisse Strinning
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3 Walnut Shelves + 2 White Wall Panels: $315
3 Walnut Shelves + 2 Black Wall Panels: $315
3 Walnut Shelves + 2 Grey Wall Panels: $315
3 Oak Shelves + 2 White Wall Panels: $288
3 Oak Shelves + 2 Black Wall Panels: $288
3 Oak Shelves + 2 Grey Wall Panels: $288
3 Ash Shelves + 2 White Wall Panels: $288
3 Ash Shelves + 2 Black Wall Panels: $288
3 Ash Shelves + 2 Grey Wall Panels: $288
3 Black Stained Ash Shelves + 2 White Wall Panels: $288
3 Black Stained Ash Shelves + 2 Black Wall Panels: $288
3 Black Stained Ash Shelves + 2 Grey Wall Panels: $288
3 Grey Shelves + 2 White Wall Panels: $254
3 Grey Shelves + 2 Black Wall Panels: $254
3 Grey Shelves + 2 Grey Wall Panels: $254
3 White Shelves + 2 White Wall Panels: $254
3 White Shelves + 2 Black Wall Panels: $254
3 White Shelves + 2 Grey Wall Panels: $254
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DESCRIPTION

The String System embodies one of our favorite tenets at A+R: bringing attention to true design classics that have stood the test of time and are just as fresh and viable today. To wit, what you see on this page is only a start.
Introduced 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. With its slim supports and aptly-scaled shelving, the overall profile is light, ordered and a complement to any interior. Easily assembled and a breeze to change out and adjust by virtue of the signature framing, which functions as supports to keep everything in place. And the range of companion units that the system can accommodate—including a work desk, cabinet options, magazine holders and folding tables—attest to the String System's much-heralded versatility. Nearly 7 decades on, Nils' masterstroke remains just as salutary now as it did then.

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

SPECIFICATIONS
SIZE
  • Basic Shelving Set: 29.5" h x 30.75" w x 11.75" d (75x78x30cm)
  • Wall Panels: 29.5" h x 11.75" w (75x30cm), 19.75" h x 11.75" w (50x30cm), 29.5" h x 8" w (75x20cm), or 19.75" h x 8" w (50x20cm)
  • Shelves: 30.75" h x 11.75" w (78x30cm), 22.75" h x 11.75" w (58x30cm), 30.75" h x 8" w (78x20cm), or 22.75" h x 8" w (58x20cm)
DETAILS
  • Basic shelving set includes: 2 wall panels (black or white), 3 shelves (walnut, oak, ash, black stained ash, grey, or white)
  • More String System parts and accessories available at aplusrstore.com/list/brand/438/string
  • To build a custom String System, visit string.se/buildyourown.php?LAN=2 and save your custom configuration as a PDF and email your custom system to us at info@aplusrstore.com
MATERIAL
  • Powder-coated metal, wood-veneered particle board
PACKAGING
  • Branded flat-packed packaging
SHIPPING INFO
  • Please contact us for current availability and lead times.
  • String Shelving may incur additional delivery charges based on the size of your system.
ABOUT THE BRAND: STRING

STRING

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.