DID YOU KNOW? FOUR FACTS ABOUT STRING
1 One of String’s first orders (in 1950) was for shelving to furnish offices at the United Nations headquarters in New York, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. 2 On the brand’s 60th birthday in 2009, the String shelving system was classified as a work of Applied Art under copyright law, giving it the same protection from imitators as artworks and books – a very rare privilege for a piece of furniture. 3 In 2017, the Swedish post office marked the 100th anniversary of Nils Strinning’s birth by launching a stamp featuring his iconic shelves – proof of the extent to which his much-loved design has entered the country’s popular consciousness. 4 In keeping with modern technology, String now has a free-to- download iphone app that allows you to build your own shelving system in a virtual room. Search for ‘String’ in the App Store.