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USM Haller Mobile Pedestal with 3 Drawers Type II (with Counterbalance)

by Fritz Haller & Paul Schärer — from 1.386,00 €
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Characteristic of USM office furniture, including the USM mobile pedestal, is the uncompromising realisation of a function oriented approach. USM Haller is a modular furniture system that allows by means of a simple, basic, structure complex interior design solutions. The practical USM mobile pedestal fits perfectly into this design philosophy and ably demonstrates the possibilities contained within the Swiss design classic.


Product type Mobile cabinet with counterbalance

(1) Height: 60,5 cm
(2) Width: 42,5 cm
(3) Depth: 53 cm
Ball centre to ball centre
(1) Height: 52,5 cm
(2) Width: 39,5 cm
(3) Depth: 50 cm
Weight 43 kg

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Material Panels: Metal, powder coated
Structure: Steel, chrome plated
Ball: Brass, chrome plated
Variants Optionally available with locks
Optionally available with hard or soft castors
Function & properties Mobile
Front castors lockable
Including counterbalance
Inflammable class 1
Care Chrome plated, powder coated and glass elements should be cleaned with a damp, light cloth and subsequently dried.

Stubborn stains can be cleaned with glass cleaner or water mixed with ethanol in a ratio of 10:1
Awards & museum Permanent collection MoMA, New York
Certificates & Sustainability Inflammable class 1 (DIN 4102)
GREENGUARD - Indoor Air Quality
LEED "Green Directive"
Warranty 24 months
Product Family All USM Haller Mobile Pedestals
Accessories USM Inos Organising Set for Low Drawer
USM Inos Organising Set for A6 Drawer
Datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 1,6 MB).
Product presentation

Popular versions

USM Haller Mobile Pedestal with 3 Drawers Type II (with Counterbalance), No locks, Anthracite RAL 7016
USM Haller Mobile Pedestal with 3 Drawers Type II (with Counterbalance), No locks, Pure white RAL 9010
USM Haller Mobile Pedestal with 3 Drawers Type II (with Counterbalance), No locks, Pure orange RAL 2004
USM Haller Mobile Pedestal with 3 Drawers Type II (with Counterbalance), No locks, USM green
USM Haller Mobile Pedestal with 3 Drawers Type II (with Counterbalance), No locks, Steel blue RAL 5011
USM Haller Mobile Pedestal with 3 Drawers Type II (with Counterbalance), No locks, Mid grey RAL 7005


Should the answers to your questions not be found here, our service team can be contacted Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm via +49 341 2222 88 22.

Do the drawers have stop mechansim?

Yes, the drawers have both a pull and push stop mechanism and thus silent.

Is the internal storage tray included with the mobile cabinet?

No, the internal storage tray is not included. If you require one it can be ordered here.

Is it the mobile cabinet available in other depths?

We can only offer the mobile cabinet in the 500 mm depth version as this is the only drawer depth offered by USM.

Design Story

Assembly of a USM mobile cabinet


Even when history will inevitably remember him as a furniture designer, Fritz Haller always considered himself principally as an architect. Indeed the USM furniture system is the only notable furniture design project in a career dominated by institutional and domestic architecture work, a portfolio that includes schools, office buildings and industrial facilities. All the furniture he did design was in context of his architectural projects: a prime example being the USM Haller furniture. In 1961 Fritz Haller was commissioned to design new production and office facilities for USM in Münsingen, in addition he created some office furniture. Office furniture that was to become one of the most successful modular furniture systems ever. Fritz Haller, architect and designer, died on 15 October 2012, in his home town of Solothurn, Switzerland.

The Design

Based on just three basic elements, steel tubes, metal panels and a chrome plated brass ball the USM Haller system allows for the construction of various types of furniture:from simple sideboards up to complex shelf storage solutions and on to mobile storage solutions such as the USM Haller mobile cabinet with three drawers. This practical piece of USM office furniture fits perfectly into the design philosophy of the Swiss furniture manufacturer to provide universal, function oriented solutions. System USM Haller emerged at the beginning of the 1960s as an in-house project at USM; however, the furniture system designed by architect Fritz Haller has quickly become an established classic in the field of office furniture. The principle hallmark of the furniture is the modular character and minimal design, while the glossy surface of the chrome pipes and balls and the lacquered metal panels provide the elegant, timeless aesthetic so typical of USM Haller furniture.


USM has had its company headquarters in the Swiss village of Münsingen since 1885. Since the launch of USM Haller modular furniture system in the late 1960s, the components have been produced in the firm's own facilities, including powder coating of the panels in the 14 standard USM colours. The individual components are then either assembled in Münsingen or transported to one of the companies national centres for final assembly. Through this production concept with a strong central focus the company can guarantee and maintain the high quality of their USM mobile cabinets, sideboards, highboards et al. Due to the systems high quality and versatility USM furniture is very durable and resilient meaning that, in principle, a piece of USM furniture need never be through out or replaced. Simply re-built and adapted as needed.

USM factory in Bühl, Germany: The architecture reflects the furniture. Or is it the other way round....

Historical Context

In the period immediately after the Second World War architecture and design was dominated by functionalist principles. Principles which preached a rejection of objects offering a purely aesthetic design language and/or unnecessary embellishments. Modern technology, science and functionality were much more en vogue as the decisive criteria in the design and creation of objects of all kinds. This is also true for Fritz Haller's modular furniture system, a system that represents a function-oriented, reduced furnishing solution graced with a timeless elegance. Like no other furniture design the USM Haller systems reflects the ideal ??of "form follows function". With its modular design concept allowing configurations to be created to match all situations and the ease of its mass production USM quickly became a favoured system. And has since become an established design classic.

USM showroom in Munich


Founded in 1885 in Münsingen near Bern as ironmongery and locksmith business, USM developed over the decades into one of the most important manufacturers of designer furniture. Following on from sheet metal fabrication and the manufacture of window shutters in 1961 company boss Paul Schärer, grandson of company founder Ulrich Schärer, commissioned Fritz Haller with the planning of a new office pavilion, complete with and a new interior design. From this commission developed the USM furniture systems that is so familiar in offices and homes today. The real success story however begins with the start of mass production in 1969. Since when USM have opened new production sites showrooms. In 2001 System USM Haller was admitted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Our USM Haller Sideboards, Highboards and Filing Cabinets

always 37cm
Length: 77cm
Length: 152cm
Height: 74cm
Height: 109cm
Filing Cabinets
Height: 179cm
Everything is possible with USM. Somethings more popular however than others. Consequently (smow) maintain a standard stock of the most common USM Haller highboard, sideboard and filing cabinet combinations. A standard stock that are, usually, available at short notice. Naturally, we can however deliver individual USM Haller units created by you to meet your own personal requirements and needs.

USM Independent - Contact our USM Service Team via: +49 (0)341 2222 88 11

Individual advice and configuration of your desired USM configuration

  • Everything is possible with the USM modular furniture system.
  • Talk to our experienced team of USM Haller consultants, to help you realise your individual USM Haller unit.
  • System USM Haller is available in countless sizes and colours.
  • Alterations and variations of all models offered in our online shop are always possible.

USM Haller: Components and dimensions

The various elements of the USM Haller modular furniture system are available in numerous sizes and dimensions. The core elements and their possible sizes are depicted in our reference table below:

  1. Select the item that interests you from the right-hand column.
  2. On the left-hand side you can see which dimensions are possible.
  3. For the specific measurements, move the mouse pointer over the table.
Vertical Dimensions
Horizontal Dimensions
Available in 250, 350, 500 mm depths.
Metal panels
Metal panels, perforated
Glass door
Drop-down door
Extension door (Available depths: 350mm, 500mm)
Flip-up door


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