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De Clercqstraat 130
1052 NP, Amsterdam
Mon - Sun 10.00 - 17.00
Designed & made in Sweden.
A Scandinavian shelving system designed to make all your storage problems go away. The shelving system allows you to build the shelf of your dreams. Create your own unique combination with a mixture of metal shelves and wooden shelves. Or have fun with colours and accessories. The possibilities are endless.
The String shelving system is widely known for its characteristic wire panels, designed by architect Nisse Strinning and Kajsa Strinning back in 1949. However, there are more options than the iconic wire panels. Nisse and Kajsa also designed panels completely in plex.
The plex panels launched in 1954 and were the first major complement to the String system. The wire panels and plex panels have distinctly different expressions, but they have the common denominator of classic Scandinavian design.
With the online configurator, Build Your Own you can build the most optimal shelving system for all rooms in your home. Drag and drop desired parts from the menu to your left and create your own unique combination. Play with colours, materials and when perfected after your taste and needs – e-mail it and you will get a complete list of all the parts attached to your drawing.
- Other accessories
There's a variety of colors & material finishes available:
Shelves, Desks & Cabinets
White, Beige, Grey, Black Stained Ash, Ash, Oak & Walnut
White, Beige, Grey, Black, Brown or Plex panels
Rhythm, light, order:
String System and the architect's grid
String System shelves we use in our Amsterdam store have a curious quality: though the system is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the shelves seem like they could’ve been designed yesterday. Originally conceived as bookshelves by Nils and Kajsa Strinning for Swedish publishing giant Bonnier, the first String units did not look much different from the ones you find today. The essential formula remains unchanged: sturdy wooden planks which hook over the trellis-lines of two wire-frame panels, giving the planks the appearance of floating. In its proportions, in its functions, and in its materiality, String Furniture is rooted in the visual and conceptual tenets of modernist design: that is, light, rhythm and order.
The greatest invention of modernist design was not a building or a house but the invisible grid which holds everything together. Space on a grid is not so much drawn as it is suggested: one or two lines placed here or there is enough for you to know where the next square falls. In the String System, where the lines – the bold horizontals or the fine verticals – are placed is just as important was where they are not. String shelves are particularly elegant in wide proportions, the long sweep of a shelf can be interrupted by a slender stroke of a wire panel.
Image: Eileen Grey’s modernist masterpiece, Villa E-1027.
Photograph by Simon Watson.
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Importing from countries as far as Japan & shipping worldwide has more of an impact than we would like. That is why we plant a tree for every order + we plant an additional 2 trees each day.
Furthermore, we offset the individual carbon footprint of our staff, including travel per individual under 8,000 km by car or 2 short-haul return flights annually, by funding climate change solutions through Ecologi.
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Climate projects supported by Misc Store
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