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Nisse Strinning

Nils "Nisse" Strinning (1917 – 2006) was a Swedish architect and designer whose clean and practical designs have come to form the basis of what is now known as "Scandinavian design".


Nisse Strinning was best known for the String shelving system that he and his wife, the designer Kajsa Strinning, designed in response to a 1949 contest held by Bonnier public library.


In 1952 he founded the two companies String Design AB and Swedish Design AB. Together with his wife, he designed many items between the 1960's - and 1970's. The String shelving system is rightly seen as a contemporary design classic.


Since its launch in 1949, the String design has received more than 15 prestigious international awards. As contemporary today as it was almost 60 years ago, String was originally developed as an affordable and flexible book shelf system that could be added to as owners' book collections increased.   


Today String enjoys a fresh lease of life from the new company's headquarters in Malmö. New products have been introduced that add even more flexibility and storage possibilities to the system.


Nisse Strinning