One shelf, many visits

I get a lot of questions about the shelf system that are often featured in the homes we show: The string shelf.  It is very popular in Sweden as you can see. You can buy it new in different colors or ,if you are lucky, you can find it at flea markets.

It was designed in 1949 by Swedish architect Nisse Strinning. You can read more about it here.

Here are some of the string shelfs in our Dos Visits. To see more of the visits just click the photos.

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Katrine Kreply
November 11, 2009 at 11:11 PM

I love the shelves, I see you have so many of them, such a nice home!

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Tant Grönreply
November 11, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Ja de är ju snygga :-)

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when skies are greyreply
November 12, 2009 at 12:11 AM

Yes, THANK YOU! I have always wondered as well…they have such a wonderful, simple design to them. I am new to your blog, it’s just beautiful :)

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Vanilla Pressreply
November 12, 2009 at 06:11 AM

Oh your blog is just so fabulous!Love it

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eco-stylistareply
November 12, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Thanks for the info! I thought they were Tomado Holland, I googled both and they are very similar. Anyway, I think I need one. Your blog is such an inspiration for me. I look forward to the next visit! Have a nice day, Monika

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SaRaHreply
November 12, 2009 at 07:11 PM

thanks!

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sarareply
November 12, 2009 at 08:11 PM

kul det här när du plockar och blandar. lika olika samma samma och ändå inte. Jag och min string!

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Fionareply
November 13, 2009 at 04:11 AM

I love these shelves! My husband grew up with them here in Australia because his mother was Swedish and brought them out with her in 1960. Like many Swedish things they are such classics. And thanks for the blog which I really enjoy.

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eventjeswichtreply
November 13, 2009 at 06:11 PM

Hey. Love these. I have old Tomado shelves (60’s). Found them on the attic of my grandparents. I am still searching for a proper place to put them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Joreply
November 23, 2009 at 02:11 AM

oh, i’m in love with the shelving. does anyone have a good resource in the States? <3

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