Building on more than a half a century of success, String, the innovative, modular shelving series from Sweden, has now expanded into furniture.
Originally designed in 1949 by Swedish architect Nils Strinning, String is a system of flexible shelving units that can be configured to fit any space. Now, String has introduced String Plus, a line of complementary furniture pieces designed by architects Anna Von Schewen and Björn Dahlström. The first in the series is a collapsible table, which, when not in use, folds neatly back into the unit. We're looking forward to more furniture add-ons coming later this year.
Above: Utterly adaptable, String Shelves (shown here in white and birch) come in a number of sizes and finishes that can be reconfigured to suit your dining needs and decor. Available in the UK at Haus London, starting at £189. Pocket Shelving is also available in the US at A+R in Los Angeles; $195.
Above: The streamlined silhouette of String Shelves, shown here with the table up.
Above: With the table down, the String System creates a small dining area for two.
Above: Designed to complement any scheme, String accessories, including the cabinets and magazine shelf shown here, come in many different finishes including: birch, oak, walnut, black, gray, and white.
Above: Perfect in more classical interiors too. Here String birch shelving adds warmth, and a touch of contemporary, to this serene white kitchen.
Above: String Shelves are also great for the office, bath, kids rooms, living room, or as shown here, in the world's nicest garage.
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