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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10 Responses to One shelf, many visits

  1. Katrine K November 11, 2009 at 23:05 #

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

  2. Tant Grön November 11, 2009 at 23:34 #

    Ja de är ju snygga :-)

  3. when skies are grey November 12, 2009 at 00:57 #

    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 :)

  4. Vanilla Press November 12, 2009 at 06:30 #

    Oh your blog is just so fabulous!Love it

  5. eco-stylista November 12, 2009 at 12:51 #

    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

  6. SaRaH November 12, 2009 at 19:10 #


  7. sara November 12, 2009 at 20:30 #

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

  8. Fiona November 13, 2009 at 04:28 #

    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.

  9. eventjeswicht November 13, 2009 at 18:02 #

    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!

  10. Jo November 23, 2009 at 02:01 #

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

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