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String System Drawer Unit

by Nisse Strinning, 1949 — from 397,00 €
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The String System Drawer Unit is an extension of the famous and popular String shelving system by Nisse Strinning. The shelf system was designed in 1949 and can be configured as desired, and thanks to the drawer now offers closed storage space and thus ensures order.


Product type Drawer element for String shelving system
Dimensions Height: 42 cm
Width: 78 cm
Depth: 30 cm
Internal depth: 23 cm
Colours Paint


Material Cabinet body: MDF, painted or plywood, veneered
Handles: stainless steel
Function & properties The String shelving system is individually configurable. Combine side walls with matching shelves and other accessories.
Use the String Configurator to create your personal String.
Assembly Please click on the picture for viewing or downloading the assembly instructions (ca. 8,3 MB).
Delivery includes 1 drawer element with 2 drawers
Delivery incl. shelf supports
Side panels as wall ladder or floor ladder as well as shelves available separately.
Care To clean, a soft, damp cloth is recommended.
Awards & museum 1949: 1st place in the bookshelf competition run by the Swedish publisher "Bonniers folkbibliotek"
1979: Inclusion in the design collection of the Swedish National Museum
Certificates & Sustainability The dimensions of the String system have remained unchanged since 1949, as such each unit, regardless of age can be easily modified and extended as required.
Warranty 24 months
Product family All String Products

Popular versions

String System Drawer Unit, Walnut veneer
String System Drawer Unit, Oak veneer
String System Drawer Unit, Black ash veneer
String System Drawer Unit, White lacquered
String System Drawer Unit, Ash veneer
String System Drawer Unit, Grey lacquered

The String System

The Design

In 1949 a Swedish book publisher launched a competition: for a new generation of Swedish bookworms a new Swedish book shelf was sought! It should be inexpensive, easy to send and easy to assemble. The architect and designer Nils "Nisse" Strinning had for a long time been considering how to realise just such a shelf. The competition was the excuse to start working in a more concentrated fashion. His subsequent design won the first place and is today considered a genuine classic of Scandinavian furniture designs.

The String shelf system is as simple as it is ingenious. Every element of the string system is so designed so as to allow an almost infinite range of variations. The filigree side panels allow even large shelf configurations to still appear light and unobtrusive; the petite rack is nevertheless stable and offers, for example, books and CDs secure grip. Shelves of different depths and colours can be combined to suit both your individual needs and the the demands of the available space; and because the system in based on elements whose dimensions have remained unchanged since 1949 existing String systems can be redesigned and extended as and when required.

One system - Endless possibilities


The basis of any String configuration is the side panels. Choose wall and/or floor ladders in your preferred sizes and colours and add shelves or other elements such as the cabinet with sliding doors, to create your own individual piece of furniture for the required space. As a universal shelving system string is suitable for walls large or small and for any given space, be that, living room, nursery or study. Having used the String configurator to design your unit please send your configuration, as a PDF, by email to

Designer Nils Nisse Strinning in front of his system

The String configurator offers individual shelving solutions


String System Wall Panel
String System Floor Panel
String System Shelves (Set of 3)

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