STRING shelves by Swedish architect Nisse Strinning

STRING shelves by Swedish architect Nisse Strinning

In a home or office, shelves are essential. They allow you to: store documents, crockery, decorative books, books... However, it can happen that these shelves are imposing and take up a lot of space. To remedy this problem, the shelves Swedish String bring you the solution. Light and thin, they will perfectly support the weight of your objects.

    Nisse Strinning

    Swedish architect born December 8, 1917 and died May 10, 2006, he became famous thanks to his system of book shelves that he created with his wife Kasja in 1949 during a competition launched by a library.

    He studied architecture in the 1940s at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. During his academic career , he designed a plastic drainer made of coated metal wires. And it was in 1952 that he opened two companies, Swedish Design AB and String Design AB with his wife. With her, he designed several plastic objects in the 60s and 70s. To date, several Scandinavian media and catalogs specializing in decoration have devoted articles to him.

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    Swedish String shelves

    Nisse Strinning wanted to create something both simple and revolutionary. Set up a system made up of iron wires into which wooden shelves are inserted. The advantage of this system is the fact that it leaves free will to customers who wish to create their own String shelves, even if they remain faithful to the original model. For those who want to match the color of the shelves to the interior decoration of their home, you have the choice between gray, black, white .

    Furthermore, there are several types of shelves that can be adapted according to your needs. They can be placed on the floor or fixed to the wall. Like the String Pocket which can be available in several colors and can be used as a chest of drawers for example. The String shelving system is rightly considered a classic of contemporary design. New products have been introduced that add even more flexibility and storage possibilities to the system.


    The different shelves

    Among the Swedish String shelves, you have the String system which is the best known of the brand. He is also the tallest. With this shelf, the possibilities are endless. You can choose the uprights, boxes, drawers, magazine holders to create the bookcase that suits you. And which is adapted to your needs.

    Next you have the String Plex. As its name suggests, its amounts are made with plexiglass. Instead of wire like the String System.

    Finally, you have the small Swedish String shelves like the String Pocket and the String Soft. This is a mini version of the String System that is designed to be wall mounted.

    Where to install it?

    In a house, you can install Swedish String shelves in the entrance, in the living room and even in the kitchen. In the living room, they are perfect for an elegant and discreet bookcase to showcase your books and decorative objects.

    For an office, it is recommended to choose the String System. It allows you to create a discreet and elegant corner to store your files. If the room is very cramped, you can attach a tablet in order to work in an orderly manner. This shelf is ideal if you plan to set up an office area at home or a study table.

    Finally, for children , String shelves are perfect for creating a play and work space for them. You can set up a table, create spaces to store books, boxes of toys, etc.
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