...Developed in the mid-1960s as an office furniture system, the inherent flexibility and variability of USM Haller's modular system has allowed it to naturally evolve alongside office practices and realities; for example, alongside the shift in recent decades from rigid to more flexible office scenographies, alongside the rise in recent decades of home working, or, most recently, with the USM Security Screen which naturally, and quickly, allows any existing USM reception desk to be effortlessly updated and reinvented for our Corona age... A landscape USM Haller quickly inhabited and where over the decades the inherent flexibility and variability of its modular system has seen it naturally adapt to the ever evolving realities of domestic life: the domestic life of both the private individual with all its personal fluctuations, high, lows and unpredictability, but also of communal society and, for example, its ever increasing collective networked, digital structure...
Important Information: This type of USM Haller unit is particularly bulky/heavy. Only in exceptional cases, that is where the conditions at your location so permit, can such units be delivered fully assembled. If this is not possible, the unit will be delivered partially assembled and final assembly organised "on site". In Germany the local assembly supplement is 149, - EUR + 2% of value of goods). For deliveries outwith Germany, and general questions regarding delivery options, please contact our USM Service Team.
(1) Height: 109 cm
(2) Length: 228 cm
(3) Depth: 38 cm
Ball centre to ball centre
(1) Height: 105 + 4 cm
(2) Length: 225 cm
(3) Depth: 35 cm
|Weight||80 kg (without doors)|
|Material||Panels: Metal, powder coated
Structure: Steel, chrome plated
Ball: Brass, chrome plated
|Variants||Optionally available with drop-down doors or extension doors|
|Colour chart||Request a USM Haller Colour Fan|
|Functions & Properties||Highboard can be extended in all directions
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 & Museums||Permanent collection MoMA, New York|
|Certificates||Inflammable class 1 (DIN 4102)
GREENGUARD - Indoor Air Quality
LEED "Green Directive"
|Product datasheet||Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 1,6 MB).
Are USM Haller Highboard XL units delivered fully assembled?
This type of shelving is particularly bulky and/or heavy, consequently the delivery method is dependent on the local conditions at your premises. Please contact our USM Service Team to discuss the options.
What is the load capacity of a USM Haller extension shelf?
An extension shelf with depth 350 mm has a load capacity of 35 kg, with the 500 mm depth 50 kg.
Is it possible to convert a door handle to a lock?
The conversion of a handle to a lock is possible and can be undertaken with only a minimum of technical skills.
First the Swiss architect Fritz Haller planned new production and office building for the company USM; before two years later he developed as part of a follow-on commission the interior of his newoffice building. The result: the USM furniture system. Originally used exclusively by USM in 1969 the company was requested to furnish the offices of the Paris Rothschild bank: Henceforth the USM Haller sideboards were produced in series. The shelving system is so designed with an inherent flexibility, thus USM Haller shelving can be adapted to changing requirements and reconfigured as required. The configurable USM Highboard XL has nine compartments and can be optionally equipped with drop-down doors or extension doors. With a depth of 35 cm the compartments are ideal for storing file folders.
The production of the USM Haller furniture is carried out at the USM headquarters in Münsingen, Switzerland. There the metal tubes, the chrome plated brass connectors and the metal panels or glass are produced.. The metal shelves are lacquered using a special, environmentally friendly powder coating process in 14 colors. Components for orders intended for the German market are transported to the USM facility in Bühl, Baden-Württembergfor final assembly. Environmental sustainability at USM Haller is not only restricted to the production process but is an inherent feature of the the product design: the system is constructed from high quality, very durable materials and can be adapted to changes - there is, in effect, no need to ever replace a piece of USM Haller furniture. Thus automatically saving resources.
USM was founded in 1885 as an ironmongery and locksmithing operation by Ulrich Schärer in the Swiss village of Münsingen near Bern. The company started producing window fittings in the 1920s and later introduced metal and sheet metal processing; developments which helped pave the way for the production the USM Haller modular furniture system in the 1960s. Development the company's office pavilion Fritz Haller's modular furniture entered serial production in 1969, and quickly established itself as a popular office furniture solution and so slowly evolved into the contemporary design classic it is today. A globally active company USM Haller showrooms can be found in cities such as Paris, Tokyo and New York and the company distributes its modular furniture system in over 40 countries.
Eponym and designer of the USM Haller highboard is the Swiss architect Fritz Haller. The background to his famous modular furniture system is securely rooted in his architectural training and understanding. For his USM tables, USM sideboards, USM Haller mobile cabinets, etc. Fritz Haller has received various prizes, in addition his furniture system has been included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The design of the USM Haller furniture system is significantly influenced by Haller's building designs, for all his MidiMiniMaxi system which comprises the Mini format for residential buildings and offices, Midi for high installed building and Maxi for industrial buildings.
Fritz Haller designed the USM Haller in the ideal of functionalism, a philosophy which dominated post-war architecture and design in Europe. With its origins at the end of the 19th century and is popularly expressed by the quote "form follows function". With the USM Haller system this principle is applied par excellence: with its modularity the system is suitable for various solutions and can customised as required. The clear, minimalistic form arises from the focusing on the functionality and gives the furniture a timeless reduced appeal and aesthetic. Although originally planned for offices, since the 1970s USM Haller furniture has become increasingly popular in domestic spaces.
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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:
- Select the item that interests you from the right-hand column.
- On the left-hand side you can see which dimensions are possible.
- For the specific measurements, move the mouse pointer over the table.
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