...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...
Furniture for every occasion
USM units have long been an integral part of office environments, but USM furniture is increasingly making its presence felt in domestic spaces. Thanks to its timeless aesthetic and its modular character the USM Haller System is perfect for any situation, be that an executive office, in conference rooms or reception area, or indeed nursery, dining room or as a TV module.
Established 50 years ago on the principle of "form follows function", the USM furniture system has grown to become a much loved global success. The company history begins in 1960 when company director Paul Schärer commissioned the architect Fritz Haller to construct a new USM factory building and central administration. A relatively young architect Fritz Haller was fascinated by modular, flexible constructions, and built the USM work according to such ideals: and subsequently developed the USM Haller furniture system according to the same principles. Although originally only developed for USM, the system was launched in the mid 1960s and today remains an incomparably flexible piece of furniture design which can be found globally in offices, homes and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, in New York.
Bespoke USM Haller solutions
Everything is possible with the modular USM Haller system. However, as the requirements of customers are often similar smow offer a selection of the most popular USM Haller sideboards, highboards and filing cabinets configurations in our online shop. Such standards are usually in stock and available at short notice. Should however you have individual wishes our USM consultants will be happy to help you to create the appropriate piece of furniture; alternatively with our USM Configurator, you can personally design your dream USM Haller unit.
Personalised colour combinations
USM Haller units can be supplied in 14 standard colours - thus offering the possibility to match your individual preferences. In the smow online shop, many colours are in stock and available for immediate delivery. Similarly the USM tables are available in a wide range of different surfaces and colours, thus allowing for an option which matches not only your wishes, but also your interior design.
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The classic in a new light - USM E
At the Milan Furniture Fair 2017, USM presented the new lighting as an integral part of the USM Modular Furniture. With the help of e-spheres, e-connectors and e-tubes, the electricity in the furniture structure is directed to the desired location. Elegant light fixtures put the tried-and-tested USM shelving in a whole new light and set specific accents! The design classic also becomes a charging station for mobile devices thanks to USB chargers that can be simply clicked into place. Wireless, dimmable, modular - that's the new USM Haller E.
Individual project planning with smow
We are happy to advise you on your project as regards furniture from USM Haller and support you individually - from planning to implementation. Whether for a residential, office or public area, just share your ideas with our Planning Department.
Depending on the project, the realisation of your project by our architects and interior designers will be managed by a local smow store on site or via our online shop. You can contact our planning department from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 7 pm via +49 (0) 341 2222 88 66 or mail email@example.com
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