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USM Haller Highboard L open

by Fritz Haller & Paul Schärer — 1.970,00 €
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Like all USM shelving units the USM Haller highboard with its flexible mounting principle brings elegant functionality into the office and living room. The three-part design principle featuring a tubular steel frame, chrome plated connecting balls and powder coated metal panels, available in 14 different colours, means the system is suitable for conversion and extension as required, thus making the USM highboard a reliable companion for all contemporary furnishing situations.


Product type Highboard

(1) Height: 109 cm
(2) Length: 153 cm
(3) Depth: 38 cm
Ball centre to ball centre
(1) Height: 105 + 4 cm
(2) Length: 150 cm
(3) Depth: 35 cm
Weight ca. 55,5 kg
Material Panels: Metal, powder coated
Structure: Steel, chrome plated
Ball: Brass, chrome plated

Colour chart Request a USM Haller Colour Fan
Function & 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

Please click on picture for detailed information (ca. 1,6 MB).

Awards & Museums Permanent collection 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).

Popular versions

USM Haller Highboard L open, Pure white RAL 9010
USM Haller Highboard L open, USM green
USM Haller Highboard L open, Light grey RAL 7035
USM Haller Highboard L open, USM ruby red
USM Haller Highboard L open, Golden yellow RAL 1004
USM Haller Highboard L open, Gentian blue RAL 5010
USM Haller Highboard L open, Graphite black RAL 9011
USM Haller Highboard L open, Mid grey RAL 7005
USM Haller Highboard L open, Anthracite RAL 7016
USM Haller Highboard L open, Steel blue RAL 5011
USM Haller Highboard L open, USM matte silver
USM Haller Highboard L open, Pure orange RAL 2004
USM Haller Highboard L open, USM beige
USM Haller Highboard L open, USM brown


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

Is the USM Haller Higboard L available in different lengths?

The configurations shown here are only examples, USM furniture is modular and therefore offers limitless individual solutions.

Can doors be retrofitted at a later date to a USM Haller Highboard L?

The installation of doors can be undertaken at any point.

Can the USM Highboard L be moved by one person?

No, on account of the dimensions and weight moving the furniture requires two people.

Design Story

The Design

The design of the USM office furniture is characterized by its uncompromising realisation of a function-oriented approach. Thanks to the simple basic structure consisting of steel tubes, panels and brass balls, the modular furniture system allows the construction of complex and individual furnishing solutions. The USM Highboard L with six open compartments is one of the classics of the multifunctional shelving system. In addition, the USM product range includes the USM Haller mobile container and the USM Haller table collection. Characteristic of USM Haller furniture is its functional focus, but they also present a stylish and elegant solution for interior decoration be that in office or domestic situations. Originally developed by USM for their own use, the USM Haller modular furniture system has become a genuine international classic, and one that has moved from being an almost exclusively office furniture product to one that is now very popular in homes.

Stylish and functional furnishing solution for living rooms from USM Haller

Basis of every USM unit: Steel tubing and chrome-plated brass connecting balls


Born in 1924 in Solothurn, Switzerland, Fritz Haller first trained as a draughtsman before moving on to architecture. working in an unashamedly functionalist style Haller planned and built numerous schools, workshops and office buildings, including in the early 1960s new production and administration buildings for USM. Upon completion of the office pavilion USM owner Paul Schärer commissioned Haller with planning of the interior. In this context Fritz Haller developed in 1963 the USM Haller modular furniture system, a system which now belongs to his most popular works. For the shelving system USM Haller has received many awards and is represented many museum collections, including the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York. Following his the cooperation with USM Fritz Haller taught at the universities of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. Fritz Haller died in 2012 in Switzerland.


The company USM was established in 1885 in Münsingen in Switzerland. There all components of USM furniture are still manufactured. Components for objects intended for the German market are transported to USM Haller's production facility in Bühl, Germany. Through focusing on only central production site the company not only guarantee a constant level of consistent quality but also reflect the ecological responsibility of the USM Haller highboards, sideboards and all other USM units and mobile cabinets. In addition through the use of high quality materials and the systems modular durability USM units have a very long product life cycle which also increases the products environment credentials.

Architect and designer Fritz Haller

Timeless: USM Haller


Strictly speaking the USM Haller story begins in 1885 when Ulrich Schärer founded a hardware store and locksmith firm in Münsingen near Bern. In 1920 USM added the fabrication of window fittings to its repertoire before in 1946 expanding to include general sheet metal production. In 1961 Paul Schärer, grandson of Ulrich, commissioned local architect Fritz Haller with the construction of a new USM Office Pavilion in Münsingen, and two years later asked him to develop a matching interior. And so it came to pass that in 1963 Fritz Haller developed the USM Haller modular furniture system. Six years later the system enters serial production: and no one has looked back since. In subsequent years, the shelf system quickly became the main pillar of the Swiss company, and consequently since the early 1990s USM have focussed exclusively on the production of the steel furniture system. Through flagship stores from Berlin via Tokyo to Paris USM have underscored their position as one of the world's most successful manufacturers of office furniture.

Historical Context

In terms of design history the USM Haller Highboard L is most easily associated with functionalism and the famous quote "form follows function" by Louis H. Sullivan. Already popular at the time of Bauhaus the functionalist approach dictated that the beauty of architecture and design be defined by the clear functionality of the object. The USM Haller furniture system meets this target in a special way: it offers individual solutions for many different requirements and its minimalist and elegant aesthetic results from the reduction in functional aspects. Precisely for this reason the design of the USM Haller furniture transports a timeless charm that makes it suitable for both the office and domestic situations.

USM Showroom in Berlin

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.
Available in 250, 350, 500 and 750 mm depths
Metal panel
Metal panel, perforated
Glass panel
Glass door
Drop-down door, metal
Extension-door, metal
Flip-up door, metal


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