The String shelving system was designed in 1949 and became an instant classic thanks to its affordable pricing, flexibility and minimal aesthetic.
The shelves are easy to assemble and can quickly be repositioned. Shelves of various depths can be combined, it is stable and can be extended in all directions. The height is flexible according to floor-standing or wall-mounted panels and shelves and cabinets can be hung at any height within the panels. The side panels are constructed from steel and powder coated in a range of glossy colours. The shelves are constructed from MDF and either veneered with real wood or painted with a hard wearing lacquer.
Recently String has taken the brand to a next level, adding metal shelves and a series of functional accessories, suitable for kitchens and hallways. Excellent organisation tools to keep your kitchen, hallway or workspace neat and tidy.
Paraphernalia | Athens is a proud reseller of the versatile shelving system String. We are happy that we can now offer you an online tool, to help you build your own system.
-First choose your side or support panels on which the shelving, desk and cabinet elements hang. Floor panels (standing on the floor and mounted on the wall) are 200cm or 85cm high and 30cm deep. Wall mounted panels (for mounting higher up a wall) are 75cm high and 30cm or 20cm deep, depending on your requirements. These can be purchased singularly or in packs of 2.
-Next choose your shelves and modular units. Shelves come in pack of three and are either 58cm or 78cm wide with depths of 20cm or 30cm (depending on the depth of side panels you have chosen) in several finishes – birch, walnut, oak, grey, white and black.
-Once you have a basic shelving system you can expand your String system or add further elements for extra storage (work desk, magazine shelf, glass display, hooks, pockets etc).
All String items can be ordered by clicking here. The online tool is a fun little drawing program which will show you how versatile the system really is. By playing around with it you will soon understand how it works.
Some examples can be seen in our Athens store. If you require any assistance designing your shelving system please contact us.