String Furniture

String Furniture is a renowned Swedish design company with a primary focus on modular storage solutions and shelving systems. The company was founded by architect and designer Nils Strinning, who created the successful String System shelving unit back in 1949. Over the years, the collection has grown to include systems like String Plex and String Pocket, offering greater freedom and modern freshness to storage solutions.

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String Furniture – Modular storage and shelving systems since 1949

Founded in 1949, String Furniture began when architect and designer Nils Strinning and his wife Kajsa designed a modular shelving system for their home, known as the String System. Their innovative approach combined practicality with minimalist beauty, leading to immediate success. Throughout his career, Nils Strinning received numerous awards and accolades, including the gold medal at the Milan Triennale.

Over the years, String Furniture has focused heavily on product development while staying true to its original design philosophy. In 2023, the company launched a new outdoor shelving system, bringing String's timeless design to gardens and balconies.

Build your own String shelf

String Furniture is known for its modular structure, which allows for personalized customization. Each shelf, panel and accessory is designed to be combined in countless ways, making String shelves a perfect solution for both home and office environments.

There are various types of String shelves, but they all share the same core principle: practicality and usability combined with minimalist, timeless beauty that remains fresh and modern to this day. String fits walls both large and small – equally well in kitchens, living rooms and children's rooms. Shelving units can be combined endlessly both vertically and horizontally.

You can use Finnish Design Shop's String Configurator tool to help create the perfect design for your needs.

The many forms of String Furniture

  • String System is a modular shelving system known for its minimalist and timeless design. Designed by Nils Strinning, the system features thin metal side panels and adjustable shelves suitable for both home and office.
  • String Works is specifically designed for modern workspaces. The series includes products such as adjustable desks, storage units and cabinets that offer functionality and ergonomics in a stylish package.
  • String Pocket is a neat and compact shelving solution for smaller spaces. This mini version of the original String System is perfect for kitchens, bathrooms or bedrooms.
  • String+ Accessories series offers accessories that complement and expand the String System. The series includes hooks, magazine holders, drawers and worktops.
  • Museum Collection is a collaboration between String Furniture and the Swedish National Museum. This series includes high-quality furniture such as side tables and shelves that combine String's iconic design with elements inspired by the museum's art collection.

Why choose String Furniture?

  1. Versatility: String shelving systems offer limitless possibilities to modify and expand your shelves according to your needs.
  2. Timeless design: String's minimalist, Scandinavian design suits any interior style and stands the test of time.
  3. Made in Sweden: Most String products are still manufactured at the company's own factory in Sweden.
  4. Multi-purpose: String shelves can be used in any room of the house – whether it's the kitchen, living room or bedroom.
  5. Easy installation: The String shelving system is easy to install and dismantle, allowing you to quickly update the look of your space.

Learn more about String Furniture

Explore String Furniture's modular storage solutions and find new ideas in our Design Stories online magazine.