USM Modular Furniture

Who we are

USM modular furniture systems – timeless design and premium quality

For over 50 years, the USM Haller modular furniture system has been synonymous worldwide with timeless, sustainable design for workspaces and living areas. The gleaming metal ball connector has maximised all potential uses of this long-lasting design classic, offering boundless creativity and individuality.

USM Modular Furniture Haller is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is recognised as a work of applied art protected by copyright – the world’s best patent protection.

The USM U. Schärer Söhne AG family business was founded in Münsingen near Bern in 1885 as an ironmongery and metalworking company. As it entered its third generation in the early 1960s, it took the crucial step that would make it a modern, design-orientated industrial company. Originally developed by engineer Paul Schärer and Swiss architect Fritz Haller to meet personal needs, the modular furniture system was first used in modern offices but has long since established itself in many other areas of life. More product lines have been added over the decades – including the USM Haller Table, the USM Kitos table construction system and USM Privacy Panels – that are compatible with one another and have themselves become coveted Swiss exports.

“Made in Switzerland” is both a promise and a commitment, denoting precision, quality and reliability, premium base materials, meticulous craftsmanship and absolute dedication. USM is sold in more than 50 countries through a network of over 700 qualified partners. Showrooms in Bern, Berlin, London, Munich, New York, Paris and Tokyo provide a platform for USM products and a vibrant cultural space that boosts the international presence of the USM brand.

Our values

The individualised planning of current and future space requirements forms an integral part of USM's sustained, cost-effective activities in support of the furnishing of 21st-century living and working environments.

Swiss manufacturing is synonymous with precision, quality, and dependability.These values are embedded in the USM Modular Furniture's DNA. From the choice of first-rate materials to the finest level of craftsmanship the decisions we make are guided by an unwavering commitment to serve the customer and respect the environment.

We offer expert, personalized planning services on how to configure the furniture to adapt to current and future needs, making USM a sustainable and cost-efficient feature of the 21st century for homes and offices around the world.

The only constant is change. This is true in our personal lives – and even more so in our working environments. Work philosophies, furnishing trends and technical requirements constantly test the ways in which we live and work.

USM Modular Furniture can be customized to an existing space and then be modified over the coming years. USM Haller is comprised of standardized components that can be used to construct any number of solutions, ranging from open shelving and storage to functional workstations with credenzas and mobile pedestals.

Developing solutions that respond to economic needs while remaining environmentally conscious has always been a USM philosophy. Since the beginning, and throughout USM's development, handling energy, emissions, materials and production methods in a responsible manner has been a key issue.

In this regard, the length of the useful life of USM products is of the utmost importance. The longer the product can be used, the less impact it has on the environment. Using only high quality durable materials, manufactured with the latest environmentally friendly technologies, guarantees a long useful life for our product.

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