String System: Plex Panels
For a String installation where an open, airy look is desired, Plex offers side panels in acrylic plastic that practically disappears from view. In a range of sizes, the laser-cut clear supports are just as strong and versatile as the shelving system's original metal wire version. The enduring design from Sweden's Nisse and Kajsa Strinning and originally introduced in 1949, String continues to adapt to the changing needs of living spaces today.
- 50x20(Small): 19.7" h x 7.9" d (50x20cm)
- 50x30(Medium): 19.7" h x 11.8" d (50x30cm)
- 75x20(Large): 29.5" h x 7.9" d (75x20cm)
- 75x30(Extra Large): 29.5" h x 11.8" d (75x30)
Compatible with full String System collection
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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.