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String Shelving Unit by String Furniture through Great Dane

  • $960.00
Tax included.

Classic but modern, this floor mounted combination is perfect for the medium sized living room. The shelf will leave all the attention to the books and objects you choose to display in your shelf. The shelving unit we have on offer has three black uprights and nine shelves in walnut.

Some things become so strongly associated with a specific time, they actually end up timeless. That is one way of summarizing Nisse and Kajsa Strinning's contribution to the Scandinavian design history. But what sparked the idea to the shelving system String®?

Bonnier's public library realized that the majority of Swedish homes were not furnished with a focus on bookshelves, which made it quite difficult for them to sell books. In 1949 they announced a competition where they asked all contributors to submit a design for a shelf with a few criteria. The shelf needed to be affordable, easy to ship and equally easy to assemble. String® ticked all the boxes and was announced winner that same year. Naturally, String® became a very common furniture in the Swedish homes during the 1950s. The 1950s and 1960s were eventful years for String® who was generously mounted in the offices of the UN Headquarters in New York, gold medal winner at the Milan Triennale, part of the exhibition at H55 which was the start of the design movement Swedish design, and String® System also became the best-selling Scandinavian furniture piece in Germany.

RRP $1,895.00

This item is available to view by appointment. Item ships from Potts Point, Sydney.


This item is in very good condition. This is an item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear but is fully operational and functions as intended. Actual item may vary in colour from computer monitors/calibrations colours.


Width 1600

Depth 300

Height 2000

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