Introducing 'Mood Bespoke'
Interior Designer and founder Stephen Quiddington has over 20 years experience as a BA (Hons) qualified interior designer and also runs his own commercial interior design company.
If you have a project, whether it's a bespoke design for your child's bedroom, supply of children's furniture for your restaurant, hotel or holiday rental or just a one off joinery piece then contact us today.
Tel: +44 (0) 330 330 0126
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If you’re an interior designer, nursery, play school, café, restaurant, hotel or any other type of business that requires kids furniture as part of your trade, then we’d love to hear from you.
more than a flash of genius…. Certain things become so strongly associated with an era that they become timeless. This is certainly true of Nils Strinning’s shelf system, string®, which was designed in 1949. It may seem strange that something as simple and humble as this little dainty light shelf with…More »
more than a flash of genius….
Certain things become so strongly associated with an era that they become timeless. This is certainly true of Nils Strinning’s shelf system, string®, which was designed in 1949. It may seem strange that something as simple and humble as this little dainty light shelf with its thin side panels has become one of the twentieth century’s foremost design icons. The reasons are several; the thin packaging is simple and cheap to transport, the shelf is easy to assemble, the shelves can be quickly repositioned, shelves of various depths can be combined and books are held in place by the side panels, it is stable and can be extended in all directions. Whether the wall surface is large or small string® is functional. It’s the side panel which gives string® its character. Elegant and clean-limbed are the coloured threads, a slender ”ladder” ascending the wall, ingenious, variable, flexible… it’s not strange that post-war europeans, who were thirsting for freedom, adored string®. particularly the young, those who had begun to be called teenagers.
If it hadn’t been for a competition announced by sweden’s largest publishing house, Bonnier, in 1949 it would probably not have been set into production. Bonnier realised that if the Swedish people were to begin purchasing books they would have to have somewhere to keep them. The shelf was to be affordable, simple to transport and easy to assemble. Just such a shelf had existed in the thoughts of Nils Strinning. the competition became a reason to put thought into action and he won, of course, first prize.
1949: Winner of Bonniers bookshelf competition.
1954: Awarded gold medal, Triennale, Milan.
1954: Exhibition “Design in Scandinavia”, USA.
1955: Exhibition “G55”, Helsingborg, Sweden.
1993: Awarded Excellent Swedish Design by Svensk Form.
1999: Strinning honoured Classic Award by Svensk Form.« Close
Comes in fixed combinations consisting of 2 side panels and 3 shelves.
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(non-mainland and international delivery by weight*)
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Typically, available from stock (see ‘stock status’).
2-4 weeks if pre order status