|More than a century ago, USM was known as a pre-eminent producer of iron works and window fittings. In 1961, Paul Schaerer, grandson of USM founder Ulrich Schaerer, chose to take the company in a new and dramatic direction by transforming the factory from a large, manually-oriented metal production plant into a modern, industrial enterprise.
To achieve this goal, Schaerer commissioned Swiss architect Fritz Haller to design a building that would accommodate the Münsingen-based company's factory and provide ample space for administrative offices. The facilities modular architecture inspired Haller and Schaerer in the conception of flexible storage solution to accompany the firm's growth prospect. In 1963, the two men created the pioneering furniture product known today as USM Haller Systems.
The concept of the USM Haller storage system is based on three basic construction elements: a ball, connecting tubes and panels to create a custom design for each individual need. Freestanding as a room divider or precisely fitted as a supplement to the architecture – it adjusts to the user in form, function and colour. It can be customized to an existing space and then be modified over the coming years. USM Modular Furniture fits all your needs be it at home or at the office.
A Swiss furniture company, USM has stood for modularity coupled with value for about 50 years. With the highest quality materials, Swiss styling, modifiable functionalities and timeless design, USM Modular Furniture is much more than just an everyday aid: it is a future oriented asset. And it will be for many years to come.
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