...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 unit type is especially bulk and heavy. Only in exceptional cases, and if local conditions permit, can it be delivered fully assembled. If this is not possible it will be delivered part assembled and the final assembly will occur on site: Only bookable in Germany and at a surcharge of Euro 149,00 + 2% of value of goods. Should you decide to have the furniture delivered via Standard Delivery, please pay attention to the total weight of the unit!
|Product type||Reception desk|
Length: 223/148 cm
Depth: 38 cm
Height: 109 cm
Ball centre to ball centre:
Length: 220/145 cm
Depth: 35 cm
Height: 105 + 4 cm
|Weight||Between 123 and 126 kg|
|Colour chart||Request a USM Haller Colour Fan|
|Material||Panels: Metal, powder coated
Tubes: Steel, chrome plated
Ball: Brass, chrome plated
|Variants||Available with the front corner open or closed.
Should there be no reception desk here which meets your specific requirements, you can use the smow USM Configurator to create that which you need. Alternatively you can contact the smow USM service team on 0341 22228811 or visit your local smow Showroom.
|Function & properties||Front closed (or alternatively with corner open), rear side with open with storage compartments|
|Assembly||The unit is delivered part assembled with final assembly on site.|
|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||MoMA, New York|
|Certificates & Sustainability||Inflammable class 1 (DIN 4102)
GREENGUARD - Indoor Air Quality
LEED "Green Directive"
|Product family||USM Haller Reception Counters|
|Accessories||Accessories for USM Haller units|
Can disinfectants be used on USM Haller surfaces?
The majority of the surfaces offered by USM are resistant to acids, alkalis and solvents and therefore also resistant to many of the commercially available disinfectants. Most commercial disinfectants are based on 70-80 % ethyl alcohol or isopropanol. As alternatives are also available we recommend always checking the resistance of each agent in individual cases (at a discrete point). In general, it is also important never to leave the liquids on the surfaces for a long time and never to use abrasive cleaning rags. The powder coating of the USM Haller furniture system is generally resistant to acids, alkalis and solvents and therefore also to most disinfectants.
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...With the showcase USM Haller HomeWork smow Cologne consider responses to such evolutions with the assistance of the USM Haller modular furniture system... For all that USM Haller is a modular furniture system it is fundamentally a modular architecture system...
...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...
...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...
...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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