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Nils “Nisse” Strinning (1917 – 2006) was a Swedish architect and designer best known for the String shelving system that he and his wife, the designer Kajsa Strinning, designed in response to a 1949 contest held by Bonnier Public Library in Sweden. In 1952, he founded the two companies String Design AB and Swedish Design AB and, together with his wife, designed several products in the 1960s and 70s. Rightly seen as a contemporary design classic, the String shelving system was originally developed as an affordable and flexible bookshelf system that could be added to as owners’ book collections increased. The epitome of Strinning’s clean and practical design, it is as contemporary today as it was almost 60 years ago and has received more than 15 prestigious international awards since its launch in 1949. Today String enjoys a fresh lease of life from the new company’s headquarters in Malmö, and new products have been introduced that add even more flexibility and storage possibilities to the system.