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USM Inos Box Set C4 for USM Haller Shelves
USM Haller Metal Divider Shelf for USM Haller Shelves
USM Castor for USM Haller System
USM Haller Cable Grid for USM Haller Table
USM Multiplug DE for USM Haller Table
USM Bookend Magnetic for USM Haller Shelves
USM Lamp Peg for USM Haller Table
USM Metal Box Insert for USM Haller Extension Door
USM Cable Guide for USM Haller Table Leg
USM Reinforcing Profile for USM Haller Panels
USM Metal Waste Basket
USM CPU Holder for USM Haller Table
USM Cable Cut-Out for USM Haller Shelves
USM Cable Duct for USM Haller Table
USM USB Adapter with Cable for USM Haller Table
USM Anchoring Set for USM Haller Shelves
USM Cable Guide for USM Haller Shelves
USM Haller e-Light
USM Haller Hanging Rail
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USM Privacy Panels Acoustic Wall
USM Inos Filing Frame for USM Haller Extension Shelf
USM Privacy Panels Table Screen
USM Privacy Panels Acoustic Corner
USM Privacy Panels Acoustic Wall Extension
USM Flat Screen Support Arm for USM Haller Table
USM Flat Screen Swing Arm for USM Haller Table
USM Haller Glass Divider Shelf (Tempered Glass) for USM Haller Shelves
USM Kitos E High Table

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In 1885, Ulrich Schärer founded an ironworks and locksmith's workshop in Münsingen near Bern, Switzerland - the first step towards the international design company USM. In 1961, Paul Schärer joined the company and commissioned local architect Fritz Haller to build new factory and administrative buildings: a commission which resulted in the formation of the modular furniture system USM Haller in 1963. Initially intended only for the administrative building in Münsingen, in 1969, the USM Haller furniture entered series production and the marketing and distribution of the furniture system began - something accompanied by the first large commission, the furniture of the Rothschild bank in Paris. In 1975, USM & Schärer Söhne GmbH was founded in Bühl, Germany, where today the 4th generation of Schärers lead the company in the person of Alexander Schärer. The USM Haller modular furniture system entered the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2001. Today, USM has showrooms all over the world, including Tokyo, London, Paris, and Hamburg.

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3daysofdesign Copenhagen 2019: #embassytour

...Staged under the title "Ambassadors of Creative Innovation" the Swiss Embassy 3daysofdesign 2019 showcase presented works from established Swiss brands such as Vitra, USM Haller, Création Baumann, Caran d'Ache or Laufen, who presented their new SAVE urine directing toilet concept realised in conjunction with Vienna based studio EOOS and Eawag, the aquatic research institute at the ETH Zürich; younger brands such as Viu eyewear or Zürich based Qwstion with their bags crafted from Bananatex, a textile made from, well, banana plants, not yet Zürcher Bananas, but if we're not all careful it may only be a matter of time, and no-one wants that; and students from the Architecture and Wood & Civil Engineering departments at the Berner Fachhochschule, who, in inter-disciplinary teams of two, considered under the title "Furniture for a Pop-up Embassy", representative, temporary, variable, momentary furniture...

smow blog compact Milan 2015 special: USM - Rethink the Modular

...To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fritz Haller and Paul Schärer's USM Haller modular furniture system USM instigated a series of masterclasses in which students at seven international design schools were paired with a mentor and asked to "Rethink the Modular" and for all to "consider the significance of modularity in architecture and design" and so "exploit the idea of modularity for contemporary design"... In addition to presenting some truly magnificent works from the likes of Volker Albus, Ettore Sottsass or Hans Hollein Relation also featured a more detailed exploration of Fritz Haller's oeuvre than you are likely to find outwith a dedicated Haller exhibition: and a showcase which delightfully elucidated how much more Fritz Haller is and was than his modular furniture system, makes as such perfectly clear what a travesty it is that he is largely only known for his modular furniture system and so by extrapolation underscores why Rethink the Modular is as much a tribute to Fritz Haller as a celebration of system USM Haller: modular is a way of thinking...

(smow) blog compact: USM open new powder coating facility in Münsingen

...Especially those rules that start with "don't" However, when we were told not to photograph inside USM's new powder coating facility at their Münsingen HQ, we did as we were told... For fear that had we not one of the new robotic arms would have picked us up and dispatched us on a Willie Wonka-esque punishment journey leaving us permanently coated in one of USM's 14 colours...


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