String’s preconfigured storage for kids offers a place for everything as well as a creative home base, with a desktop for activities, from coloring books for the youngsters to school homework for teens. Along with shelves in a full range of wood veneer and painted choices, the bowl compartments keep oddly shaped items like toys and games neatly stowed away. And this floor-mounted system will keep up with their needs as they grow, easily expandable with all String components, a key feature of Nils Strinning’s timeless 1949 design.
78.74" h x 62.99" w (200x160cm)
Coated steel, ABS-plastic, walnut, oak or ash
Compatible with full String System collection
- Floor Panel Large (h200xd30cm) 2-pack
- Floor Panel Small (h85xd30cm) 1-pack
- Shelf XL (w78xd30cm) 3-pack
- Work Desk (w78xd58cm) 1-pack
- Bowl Shelf (w78xd30cm) 1-pack
- Wall screws included
- Not included: wall plugs, toggles or other anchors
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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.