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USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable

by Fritz Haller & Paul Schärer — from 809,00 €
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With a range of TV units USM offers compact and contemporary solutions for the tailor-made presentation and storage of modern entertainment technology. And so once again demonstrates how relevant engineer Paul Schärer and architect Fritz Haller's modular system is - 50 years after its development. In addition to their unrivalled functionality, the high quality manufacturing involved in the USM TV units, USM hi-fi lowboards and other USM media units more than honour this most endearing of design classic.


Product type Lowboard

(1) Height: 43 cm
(2) Length: 153 cm
(3) Depth: 38 cm
Ball centre to ball centre
(1) Height: 35 +8 cm
(2) Length: 150 cm
(3) Depth: 35 cm
Weight 35 kg (version with drop-down doors)
Material Panels: Metal, powder coated
Structure: Steel, chrome plated
Ball: Brass, chrome plated
Variants Optionally available with drop-down or extension doors
Optionally available with 2 cable outlets

Colur chart Request a USM Haller Colour Fan
Function & Properties Lowboard on soft castors, two lockable
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 & Museums MoMA, New York
Certificates Inflammable class 1 (DIN 4102)
GREENGUARD - Indoor Air Quality
LEED "Green Directive""
Warranty 24 months
Product datasheet Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 1,6 MB).
Product presentation

Popular versions

USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, Graphite black RAL 9011, Open, With cable entry hole bottom centre
USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, Pure white RAL 9010, Open, With cable entry hole bottom centre
USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, USM green, With 2 drop-down doors, With cable entry hole bottom centre
USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, Pure white RAL 9010, With 2 drop-down doors, Without cable entry hole
USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, Graphite black RAL 9011, Open, Without cable entry hole
USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, USM ruby red, With 2 drop-down doors, With cable entry hole top centre
USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, Pure orange RAL 2004, Open, With cable entry hole bottom centre
USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, Golden yellow RAL 1004, Open, Without cable entry hole
USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, Mid grey RAL 7005, With 2 drop-down doors, Without cable entry hole
USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, USM brown, With 2 drop-down doors, Without cable entry hole
USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, USM green, Open, With cable entry hole top centre
USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, USM beige, Open, Without cable entry hole
USM Haller TV-/Hi-Fi-Lowboard, Customisable, Pure orange RAL 2004, Open, Without cable entry hole


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.

I'd like a Lowboard with additional height, I can order it via your shop?

Yes. In our shop we offer a selection of the most common USM Haller configurations. Naturally we can also take into account your individual needs into consideration, if our standard options do not fit your needs we can happily make you an offer for a configuration which does.

Is it possible to convert existing drop-down doors into extension doors at a later date?

Yes. Because the USM furniture system is modular such a conversion is possible at any time. However, it should only be undertaken by a trained USM technician. Please note however, that the age of your existing unit is important because there have been technical changes to individual components over the years. Our USM Service Team can advise.

How much weight can a metal shelf support?

The surface load capacity on a metal shelf is up to 50 kg. Heavy point-like loads (e.g. metal sculptures) can cause severe deflections. In these cases the use of a support profile is recommended, these are mounted under the tray and provide extra stability.

Design Story

The Design

The USM furniture system was developed in 1963 by Fritz Haller. The Swiss architect had previously been contracted to design new production and administrative facilities by USM director Paul Schärer. Subsequently Schärer asked Haller if he could also consider a new office furniture for the company's open-plan offices. Thus, in 1963 the USM Haller sideboard was created exclusively for the Swiss headquarters of USM. Only after a 1969 contract for furnishing the Paris based Rothschild Bank did Pail Schärer decided to begin the series production of the system. The USM Haller furniture is constructed according to the modular principle based of three basic elements: chrome plated steel tubes are connected by chrome plated brass balls, this basic structure is then clad in meal and/or glass panels. This minimalist system allows flexible and custom furniture designs, because it can be adapted not only to different needs and circumstances of a room, but can also be converted at a later date as required.

A view inside the USM Haller production.


Even if history best remembers him for a furniture design in the history, Fritz Haller considered himself principally an architect; the USM furniture system being in many ways the exception in Haller's oeuvre. Born in Solothurn, Switzerland in 1924 Fritz Haller principle focus as an architect was the design of buildings such as schools, office buildings and industrial facilities. Projects for which he often designed furniture, such as that created in context of the construction of a new office building for USM in 1961. Originally created for one USM building, the USM Haller system has gone on to become one of the most successful modular systems in furniture design history. And a modular furniture system which in addition to winning numerous awards and being accepted into the permanent collection of many international museums means that history best remembers this architect for a furniture design. Fritz Haller died on 15 October 2012 in Solothurn, Switzerland.

USM furniture is among the great design classics of the 20th century.


The story of USM Haller furniture begins, strictly speaking, with the establishment of a hardware and locksmith's business by Ulrich Schärer in the Swiss village of Münsingen. However it was not until Schärer's grandson, Paul Schärer, commissioned local architect Fritz Haller in the early 1960s with the construction of a new office pavilion that the USM modular furniture system we all know today really begins. Originally designed for the company's own premises, the shelving and storage system quickly became a mainstay of the Swiss company, a regular feature in office and homes around the globe. And furniture design classic. A special recognition of the USM Haller system's place in design history is its inclusion in the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York. The global commercial success and popularity of the system meanwhile can be measured by the number of USM flagship stores, a network that stretches from Tokyo to New York via European capitals including Paris, London Berlin.

One of the numerous applications of USM: The USM TV / Hi-Fi sideboard on castors.


Production of the USM components is centred at the company's headquarters in Münsingen, Switzerland. Here, for example, all metal panels are powder coated in one of the 14 standard USM Haller colours, for example, white, graphite black or ruby red powder coated. To ensure the environmental responsibility of the system USM pay particular attention to factors such a responsible use of energy, reducing emissions and source and quality of the raw materials used. Environmental sustainability is however also an inherent part of the USM Haller design: the system's extreme durable and the fact that the furniture system can be adapted to changing circumstances meaning that it there is no real need to ever dispose of or otherwise throw out a USM Haller unit. Just re-build or extend it to meet your new requirements. And re-use being the best form of re-cycling.

Fritz Haller

Hitsorical Context

In context of design history USM Haller can be classified as functionalist, as belonging to that furniture design movement based on the principle of "form follows function". The USM modular systems underlying principle that furniture can be adapted to the demands of their situation and use meeting the ideals of functionalism in a unique and charming way. In addition, an important characteristic of functionalist design is their timelessness;something USM Haller has unquestionably achieved thanks to its systematic implementation of a central principle and avoidance of distraction by passing trends. Thus for over 50 years USM Haller has been a much adored piece of office furniture, shop interior and domestic storage and shelving system.

The USM headquarters in Münsingen, Switzerland

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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