String System: Organizers + Set of 3
Known for its characteristic wire panels, designers Nisse and Kajsa Strinning's iconic shelving system adds a set of 3 convenient organizers. Made from a biocomposite plastic material with 40 percent wood fiber, they can attach to either the String System's 30-cm-deep wire panels or the wire screen from Works. The add-on holders make it easy to store desk accoutrements in the study, utensils in the kitchen or assorted bits and bobs in any room in the house.
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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.