Timeless designs and high-quality construction make USM's products the paradigm of versatile modular design. 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 facility's modular architecture inspired Haller and Schaerer to create a 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. Elegant and minimal, each system is appropriate for both home and office environments, able to assimilate with any architectural style or interior design. USM's venerable furniture designs have been accepted into the Museum of Modern Art's Architecture and Design collection and was awarded the Good Design Award from Chicago Athenaeum. Haute Living is proud to carry these classic, designed storage systems.
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