With smaller kitchens in mind, String System assembles a group of working essentials that includes 2 side panels, 2 metal shelves with a low edge, a plate rack and a pair of hanger racks as well as a cork shelf underlay, an organizer for cutlery or utensils and handy J and S hooks. In spanking white powder-coated steel, the iconic storage originally introduced in 1949 by Nisse and Kajsa Strinning in 1949 continues to display an almost preternatural versatility with each new addition.
19.7" h x 22.8" w x 7.9" d (50x58x20cm)
- Wall panel 2-pack
- Metal shelves with low edge 2-pack
- Plate rack 1-pack
- Hanger racks 2-pack
- Underlay 1-pack
- Organizer 1-pack
- Stainless steel j hooks 5-pack
- Stainless steel s hooks 2-pack
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.