Vintage Meets Timelessness

Asobism, Japan

The headquarters of the game developer asobism is located in Akihabara, Tokyo. The sales, marketing and international business divisions were relocated to a separate studio in the development department at the company’s Tokyo headquarters.



First the Furniture

The New Home of Mr. N

Mr. N. loves furniture and home accessories. For his new home, he wanted to surround himself only with modern furniture and decor – without the use of built-in furniture. He consulted Mr. Ochi, an interior architect at Club8Studio in Morioka, from whom he had purchased furniture in the past. The design of the house was completed in collaboration with the freelance architect Yo Otsuka. 




Co-Working in the Former Wasserwerk Club 

Bands like The Prodigy and The Roots used to perform here – the Werkspace was a club for twenty years. “Anyone who didn't party here before would never guess that this place was once a club,” says Christoph Haller, Werkspace’s co-founder. His desk now sits where the stage once stood.


Freedom In Versatility

From a humble hardware business founded by Ulrich Schaerer in 1885, Swiss brand USM has grown into one of the world’s leading producers of modular furniture. CEO Alexander Schaerer shares his experience of being the fourth-generation member in the family firm and why USM’s modular solutions are perfect for homes here



International Basketball Federation - FIBA

“We needed a furniture system that can play along with change and growth, just like when our best players hit their shots,”
- Florian Wanninger, Director of International Basketball Foundation



Beauty Salon Agaciak and Merz

You Do Not Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression 

Ramona Agaciak and Carolin Merz launched their own hairsalon business in May 2006. According to Merz, this old 19th century building at Luisenstrasse 39 in Berlin Mitte was once home to a sushi restaurant.


Modular Values

The innovative capacity of furniture manufacturer USM is explored in a series of collaborations with architects, reports Lynda Relph-Knight



K & M House – A Villa between Tradition and Modernity

So many layers of history and architectural movements overlap in this house, which architect Raëd Abillama expanded and furnished for his brother’s family.


Modify As You Please

Turn to USM for clever and flexible modular furniture with a clean, contemporary aesthetic, available at Shape theforms