String System: Filing Cabinet
As storage for file boxes (as the product name implies) or for dishes and glasses, this cabinet from the "Works" capsule line of the award-winning String Collection provides ample storage for life's necessities. Powder-coated metal handles enable easy access. And, like nearly all the components in the String Collection, the cabinet easily hooks onto the metal wall ladder panels (must be used accordingly).
String Works was introduced in 2014 in collaboration with designer Björn Dahlström and Anna von Schewen, who built on the legacy launched by Nisse Strinning. In 1949, Nisse created a simple bookcase based on 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.
When a Swedish publisher held a bookshelf design competition in 1946, there was no way of knowing the result would become one of the most iconic concepts of the 20th Century. Bonnier wanted to jump-start sales of its books in the postwar economy but realized customers would need a place to store them at home. The winner, out of 194 entries in all, was Nils Strinnings (with an assist from his designer wife, Kajsa) and his system named String.
Based on a ladder-like, coated-wire framework, it was lightweight, versatile and redoubtably stable. Not to mention quick to assemble, easy to reposition and little trouble to transport. String was an immediate success far and wide—especially with a newly identifiable younger generation. Just a few years later, in 1950, the shelves were even ordered for the new UN headquarters in New York. String continues to produce the timeless original designs as well as updated versions for both residential and office spaces.