Usually, when somebody says you’re being strung alongside, it’s not often meant to speak something constructive. However within the case of String Furnishings’s modular shelving system, the design traditional continues to be related to the most effective of recent design – a versatile, expandable, modern traditional with an ethereal aesthetic that appears to by no means put on out its welcome no matter period or inside house.
If it feels like I’m an unabashed fan, you’re not mistaken. I lately invested in a 3-panel, 12-shelf configuration for my dwelling workplace to affix a pair of two-tier String Pocket wall items. Designed by Swedish architect Nisse Strinning in collaboration along with his spouse Kajsa Strinning in 1949, the design retains an inspiring vitality inspiring group and show.
In the present day, String Furnishings is dipping into their archives to refresh a 1955 traditional initially designed by Swedish architect Olle Pira. Designed for the Helsingborg exhibition of 1955 in 1955, the Pira G2 modular shelving system has been up to date by architect Anna von Schewen and the commercial designer Björn Dahlström in time for the 2023 Stockholm Furnishings Pageant, which ended February eleventh.
The refreshed design retains the modular spirit of the unique, strong but visually clear. “The ambition was by no means to design a retro-style piece of furnishings, however somewhat to embrace the core thought behind the unique PIRA and create a taller, wider model” explains Björn Dahlström.
The cabinets are manufactured from lacquered metal sheets and safe onto extruded aluminum poles, with a alternative of walnut or white oak cupboards and bookends, with every shelf rated for over 110lbs of weight capability – greater than ample to ease considerations of any devoted bibliophile and/or to accommodate for a designer’s massive tome library.
Whereas adaptable as a wall-mounted storage and show piece, the Pira G2 really shines when configured as a free-standing shelving unit, working each as a show and room divider with every shelf making a window to the opposite facet and carving out smaller, extra intimate areas within the course of.
I’ve been on the hunt for a room divider to visually break up a protracted room for months now, and at first look the Pira G2 appears to supply all the things I’d hope for in a storage resolution. Alas, I spotted I used to be certainly being strung alongside your complete time – not less than in my particular case – because the Pira G2’s 318cm max top doesn’t quiet prolong sufficiently excessive sufficient to safe onto our excessive ceilings. However for many properties, the Pira G2’s modular sheet-steel development ought to supply a centerpiece presence engineered to final a lifetime.