STRING WALL CABINET HIGH WITH DESK COMBO BROWN - OAK
Design by Nils Strinning from 1946.
The String shelving unit was designed in 1949 by Nisse Strinning for the String collection of the label of the same name.
The String shelving unit is part of the String Shelf System, a design classic that is considered one of the must-haves in the industry. The String collection from String is a uniquely flexible, combinable and expandable wall system that offers you exactly the individual storage space you need.
This string oak combo high W 136 cm. x H 200 cm. x D 30/58 cm. and includes an oak desk, as well as a generous collection of 9 oak shelves. All components are securely locked in place with the String-mounted heavy-duty steel side racks.
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About the designer:
Nils "Nisse" Strinning (December 8, 1917 - May 10, 2006) was a Swedish architect and designer.
Strinning was born in Kramfors and came from a Swedish family that originated in Ångermanland in the 16th century. The name was adopted at the beginning of the 20th century by the family farm "Strinningen" north of Härnösand.
Nisse Strinning was best known for the String bookshelf system that he and his wife, the designer Kajsa Strinning, designed in 1949 for a competition initiated by Bonnier, a leading Swedish magazine.
In the 1940s he studied architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH). As a student, he designed a drainer consisting of plastic-coated metal wires. The drainer, which was called elfa (not to be confused with electronics company ELFA), became very popular and started when he and his wife created the famous String shelf.
Nisse and Kajsa Strinning are rightly seen as icons of Scandinavian modern design and the String Shelving System as a modern contemporary design classic.