1917 - 2006


Strinning is a pioneering and talented designer. In 1949, he designed one of the icons of Scandinavian furniture: the "String" shelving system. This modular system of two wire uprights and wooden shelves was a huge success! Biography Nisse Strinning was born in Sweden in 1917. He studied architecture at Stockholm's Royal Institute of Technology in the 1940s. His designs soon became known for their use of coated wire. His "elfa" drainer was a runaway success! With his wife, the young designer began to think about designing shelves. To meet the needs of the population, who in the post-war context were benefiting from small dwellings, the couple worked on practical, economical concepts that could be dismantled. In 1952, Strinning founded two companies, String Design AB and Swedish Design AB. Over the course of his career, he received numerous awards, including the 1st Prix Bonnier in 1949 and the "Classic by Svensk Form" prize in 1999. His work has been exhibited extensively in Sweden, the USA and France.

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