Some things are so strongly associated with a specific moment that they actually end up being timeless. That's one way of summarizing Nisse and Kajsa Strinning's contribution to Scandinavian design history.
Swedish publisher Bonnier realized that most homes were not properly furnished, paying attention to bookshelves, which made it very difficult for them to sell books.
In 1949 they announced a contest asking for a design for a shelf with some criteria. The rack had to be affordable, easy to ship, and equally as easy to assemble.
String naturally became a very common solution in Swedish homes during the 1950s and 1960s.
For several years, String production was non-existent.
It was not until 2004 that the brand was revived with a new concept adapted to today's needs.
Nisse Strinning contributed to the rebirth of its own brand with a new design called String Pocket that became an immediate hit and remains one of the brand's flagship products today.