String 60 - 60th anniversary String shelving unit
As you may already know, we're huge fans of the mid-century String shelving system, both for its looks and its affordability - you can build it up as space and cash permits. But what you might not know is that String is 60 years old - and that fact fact is celebrated with a limited edition, String 60.
And it really is something special. To celebrate 60 years since Nisse Strinning designed the first units, Swedish designer Mats Theselius has given it a makeover. Thankfully he hasn't tampered with a classic, instead he's taken it high-end, producing limited edition 'pocket' shelves in gold plate and palisander.
Each of the 600 units is individually numbered with a commemorative plaque and each contains two side panels in gold plate and three palisander shelves. It's not as cheap as the standard versions obviously, but at £290, it's still one of the cheapest collector's pieces you'll see for quite some time.
Find out more at the Funktion Alley website
Want to read about equally cool stuff for kids? Then check out our all-new, rather wonderful Junior Hipster website Or for more of the same with a contemporary twist, check out the Switched On Set site