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USM Haller Highboard M open

by Fritz Haller & Paul Schärer — 1.143,00 €
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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: 78 cm
(3) Depth: 38 cm
Ball centre to ball centre
(1) Height: 105 + 4 cm
(2) Length: 75 cm
(3) Depth: 35 cm
Weight ca. 30,5 kg
Material Panels: Metal, powder coated
Structure: Steel, chrome plated
Ball: Brass, chrome plated

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

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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).
Product presentation

Popular versions

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

Can the USM Haller Highboard M be ordered without side and rear walls?

From a static position that is not a problem. You can either create such a unit yourself in our USM Haller Configurator or we can prepare a custom quote for you.

Can an intermediary divider shelf be added to a USM Haller Highboard M?

In the smow online shop you will find the USM Haller metal intermediary divider shelf.

I have a similar USM Haller Highboard M, and the upper shelf has become scratched over the years. How difficult is it to replace the shelves?

The individual shelves can be quite simply exchanged - they are simply clamped in to the structure and held in place by screws. These can be removed and/or fixed with a standard phillips screwdriver.

Design Story

The Design

As with all USM Haller sideboards the design of the USM Haller highboard M open is based on a simple but very clever principle: A skeleton construction of chrome-plated metal balls and chrome plated steel tubes clad with metal and/or glass panels. Yet it is precisely this simplicity that so special about the USM furniture. From these three basic elements furniture of various kinds and forms can be design. And if need be re-designed. Thus with USM Haller furniture is not a static state of affairs but rather an active process in which furniture adapts to changing conditions. The USM Haller system was designed in 1963 by Swiss architect Fritz Haller in the context of an architectural contract for the USM office pavilion in Münsingen, Switzerland. The series production of the shelving system began in 1969 and today USM Haller office furniture is correctly regarded as true design classic; be that in the living room, office, shop, library, airport.....

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Historical Context

In terms of design history USM Haller is clearly founded in functionalism. Characterized by the principle "form follows function", a principle which first achieved prominence after the First World War, for all in terms of and in relation to the Bauhaus school, but which really became established after the Second World War as the epitome of modern construction. In USM Haller units the ideals of functionalism are expressed in a very particular way: The furniture can be adapted to meet the changing demands of the location and so remain flexible in its functionality. The reduced, minimalist design results from the focus on functional aspects and helps the system present its timeless aesthetic. It is therefore no surprise that nearly fifty years after its creation Fritz Haller's USM sideboards and their simple design are not only popular office furniture but increasingly also finding their place in the living areas of the globe.

Timeless and functional furniture solutions with USM office furniture.

USM Haller furniture system


USM produces the USM Haller System at its main facility in the Swiss village of Münsingen. There, not only are all items manufactured and the metal shelves powder coated in the 14 standard USM colours. For sales in Germany the individual components are brought to Bühl, Baden-Württemberg where they are assembled by trained personne. USM attaches great importance to the responsible use of energy, reduction of emissions and handling of raw materials in all aspects of the production and logistic chains. In addition the USM modular furniture concept is ecologically sustainable in its own right: because USM Haller only use quality materials, USM products are very durable, have a long effective life and must, theoretically, never be replaced, Rather converted. Re-built.

Fritz Haller designed the USM modular furniture system in the 1960s.


Although Fritz Haller achieved a global fame thanks to a furniture design episode, he principally worked as an architect and for all an architect of large scale buildings such as schools, office buildings and industrial facilities.His famous USM system was developed in connection with an architectural commission. Entrusted with the construction of new facilities for USM by company boss Paul Schärer, Haller developed the USM units for the interiors of the USM building. In the following years, USM Haller would become one of the most successful modular furniture systems in design history. For his pioneering furniture design Fritz Haller has received numerous awards and seen his work featured in the permanent collection of many museums. Fritz Haller died in 2012 in his native Switzerland.

USM Haller


The story of the USM Haller highboards and the company#s other office furniture effectively begins in 1885 when Ulrich Schärer established a hardware and locksmith's concern in Münsingen near Bern, Switzerland. In the 1920 the company began the production production of window fittings and in 1946 with metal construction and sheet metal fabrication; thus paving the way for the production of metal furniture. The furniture system of Fritz Haller was conceived 1963, five years later USM received their first first major contract - furnishings for the Rothschild bank Paris - and series production began in 1969. Since the 1990s USM has focused exclusively on the production and development of the USM Haller furniture system, ceasing production of window fitting in 1992. Today, in addition to the USM units USM Haller tables form an integral part of the USM portfolio.

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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