String Shelving Outdoors Brings Nordic Style to the Garden

14th January 2021
String shelving modular outdoor furniture styled against a wood clad Scandinavian house with pots and plants.

String Furniture has dropped some next level garden shelving for devotees of Scandinavian design. And when I thought I couldn’t love them more, it turns out that actually, I could.

Now we’re spending more time at home, the way we experience our gardens has never been more important. Outdoor living is very much here to stay as String’s seamless indoor-outdoor modular system shows in these beautifully styled images. Don’t they just leave you itching to get out into the garden?!

A silver Hay Palissade garden bench sits underneath a String shelving unit against a wood clad house in a modern Scandinavian garden.
The classic String shelving gets a weather-ready garden make-over.

The Birth of a Design Classic 

This iconic modular system began life in 1949 when a book publishing company launched a design contest requesting an affordable, easy to ship and assemble bookshelf. 

Swedish architects Nisse and Kajsa Strinning stepped up to the plate, winning with their innovative ‘String’ system. It quickly found its way into many Scandinavian homes as a favourite, known for its easy to use appeal and modernist aesthetic. 

Since the brand’s relaunch in 2004, it has established itself as the forerunner in modular furniture, presenting infinite possibilities with new colourways and add-on accessories to enhance the way we use them. You may have spotted the black String® Pocket in my kitchen which I’ve used to zone a coffee corner. 

Contemporary Outdoor Living

The new galvanized steel String® shelving system is completely weather-proof in alu-zinc. With a clean and contemporary Nordic aesthetic, String® Outdoor promises to weather beautifully over time, adding a unique patina and interest to the steel.

Beyond your bog-standard garden storage, there’s an element of creativity to it. I like that it opens up new ways to create a garden space that feels like an extension of your home. There should be a natural flow between those two spaces.

Small garden tools hang from metal hooks on a galvanized steel shelf of the new String® Outdoors collection.
A well organized kitchen corner styled on a String shelf in a Scandinavian garden.

Use the shelves as a kitchen space for entertaining in summer or display weathered terracotta pots of herbs. Additional hooks are perfect for hanging tools, twine and other gardening accessories.

A close-up of the new String shelving outdoor garden wall storage in galvanised steel, styled with pots, baskets and garden twine.

Really, the possibilities are endless. Thank you, String. 

Photography courtesy of String®