To celebrate their 70th anniversary, String furniture recently unveiled their new pocket system in Blush (£122).
This iconic shelving system, originally designed 70 years ago by Nils Strinning and his wife, Kajsa, was born out of a competition. Swedish publishing company, Bonniers launched a competition in 1949 asking for architects to design and create a shelving system for the public library after realising that people would be more likely to purchase books if they had somewhere beautiful to place and store them. The competition required the shelving design to be not only affordable, but easy to ship, easy to assemble and easy to install.
Beating 191 other designers to win first place, Nils and Kajsa Strinning designed a shelving system that was not only ingeniously functional but aesthetically pleasing with its minimal and contemporary clean lines. This win was the start of String furniture and the designers’ rise within the industry, particularly in Scandinavian design.
This design icon, now flaunting a warm, blush tone, has constantly evolved from its original beginnings, and the brand offers an endless array of collections that can be tailored and adapted to suit any space within your home.
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