USM Haller Furniture System
Author: Klaus Klemp
The USM Haller Furniture System is one of the most important design classics of the 20th century. Well-known around the world, it has been produced unchanged for over fifty years, finding use in many domestic and work environments. In this issue of the form Design Classics Series, Klaus Klemp presents the developer of this modular furniture system, Swiss architect Fritz Haller, the early days of the USM company as well as the fascinating development of the ingenious ball joint – the ongoing international success story of a timeless icon of modern style.
Gif © USM U. Schärer Söhne AG, Shawn Maximo x USM, © FEBU Publishing 2018, Felix Burrichter; Cover © USM U. Schärer Söhne AG; inside pages p. 17 all images
© USM U. Schärer Söhne AG; p. 18 all images © USM U. Schärer Söhne AG; p. 19 © USM U. Schärer Söhne AG, photo: Baltasar Burkhard; p. 22 all images © USM U. Schärer Söhne AG; p. 45–46 © USM U. Schärer Söhne AG