When making choices about elements that make up our living spaces — how do we balance function vs. design? Is it most important a piece of furniture is durable or makes for great storage? Does the shape and color express our personal aesthetic? Is that credenza, bookcase or kid’s toy box special?
Adaptable, flexible and quality – describe the product and design of USM, Swiss manufacturer of modular furniture. Originally designed in the 1960′s, The Haller system is an arrangement of colored sheet metal panels and tubular steel frames that has become signature in offices and private homes around the world. The concept of USM furniture combines function with design allowing consumers to adapt the furniture to flexible environments.
The three basic components of the Haller system: the ball, connecting tubes and panels can be built in any direction, taken apart and reconfigured for ever-changing environments. You can also customize units by adding drawers, doors and other organizational accessories.
USM’s U.S. headquarters is located in SoHo, New York including a 10,000 square foot showroom. Using computer software, the store’s design staff can demonstrate the furniture’s potential in your chosen space.
A modern design classic, USM Haller was officially accepted into the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA’s) Architecture and Design collection in 2001.
For more on USM’s history, philosophy and products visit usm.com
DISCOVER: USM Modular Furniture