Tuesday

Design Love: String Furniture

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Of of my absolute favourite design classics is the String Pocket (and String System), designed by Swedish designer Nils Strinning in 1949. He designed it for a competition -- and his design ended up winning several awards. I love the 'clean'-ness of is, how its classic and modern at the same time. There are several versions. The small string pocket (that you can see in the first photo) that I own myself, and the larger String system that's customizable to your taste. The nice thing about these shelving systems is that both versions can be adjusted by adding more shelves, horizontally or vertically. So you can start small and save up for additions :) The string items are available in a lot of different colours, simple black, white, grey and wood, but also in pastel pink, red, yellow etc. String just introduced the new Bowl Shelves, that you can see in photo 4. It's great for adding a little green in your cupboard.  There's also a version where the sidebars are made from plexiglass, but that's not really my style :) Check out their 2014/2015 catalog here.

The second photo is the winner of a String contest. Daniel from Gothenburg showed us how you can create this shelving with only two String Pockets (not three) and subsequently won the prize for creativity :) The first and third photo show the string system in the houses of interior bloggers Weekday Carnival and Nordic Leaves. If you'd like to see more pictures of this minimalistic shelving system, check out my String Pinterest Board. I'm saving up for my own String system :) 



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6 comments:

  1. Deze staat ook heel hoog op mijn verlanglijstje! Gave blog heb je trouwens! :)

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    1. Hee Elze, dankjewel, leuk om te horen! Ik hoor net van Anu (zie hieronder) dat hij bij de Finnish Design Shop (die vanaf een bepaald bedrag gratis levert) ze nu aanbiedt met 15% korting. Nog steeds een duur grapje natuurlijk :)

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  2. String system is also one of my favorites, just did a post about it some days ago! :) It's a really good thing about String that you can start small and buy additional pieces afterwards. I should consider that too, because my budget doesn't allow for a large shelving system right now. Anyway, great post!

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    1. I hadn't noticed it on your website yet, but I'm not surprised: we have the similar taste in design and it's a blogger favourite for a reason :) If I had known that it was 15% off now perhaps I would have waited with ordering a sofa ;) Maybe its a good thing that I didn't ;)

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  3. The word OBESESSED does not even cover it. I absolutely love string shelving and cannot to have it my house! Do you know of any good places to buy it from? x

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    1. Hi Kerry, Nice to hear from you! Finnish Design Shop has a 15% discount right know on the String System (the larger cupboards) and there is free shipping on orders over €150 :) Tommorrow I'll provide you with a Budget vs Design post where I'll offer you a cheaper 'substitute' for the smaller String Pocket (though I will always prefer the original :)) I bought mine in a store in Utrecht, where I'm from ;)

      http://www.finnishdesignshop.com/furniture-string-system-c-899_1095.html

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