At this year’s imm cologne, Swedish manufacturer String Furniture has showcased its design classic String System, created some 67 years ago, and the String Works range, launched in 2015. With more colours and formats as well as new accessories for the shelving system, String had once again expanded its portfolio. Swedish architect Nils Strinning had originally designed the String System in 1949 as bookshelves for the living room. Today, the timeless shelves can be used for any purpose – in all rooms and in all parts of the home.
This year, String is focusing on natural materials: alongside oak, walnut, grey and white, the String System is now also available in natural ash and black stained ash. With the black stained version, which is also available for String Plex, String Pocket and String Plex Pocket the typical structures and properties of the wood remain visible.
From living room and bedroom through kitchen and bathroom to the hall, what’s special about String really stands out – the variety and the multiplicity of uses the shelves can be put to. The new organizers that can be hung on the side panels come in three different sizes and, whether black, white, grey or yellow, offer additional space for smaller items. Equipped with a work desk, the String System turns into a workplace with sufficient storage room.
In the bedroom, the small string pocket with its compact measurements of 50 x 60 x 15 cm can be used as a bedside table for example. 2016 sees a new addition to the many variants of the smallest product from String – a String Pocket in oak with white wall panels.
If it is kitchen utensils that need to be accommodated, the integrable cabinet with glass sliding doors is just the thing. Glasses and crockery are sure to look their very best. The folding table is ideal for smaller kitchens. It can be set up and stowed away again in next to no time. With 85 cm floor panels, the String System becomes a sideboard, perfectly suited to use in an entrance hall or hallway. As a room divider too, the free-standing 115 cm variant presented last year fits the bill. New this year, black and grey as alternatives to white.