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USM: Timeless Design

USM: Timeless Design

WantedDesign is proud to partner with the Swiss furniture firm USM. The company is known for the rigorous and timeless furniture collections, exemplified by a signature line of products. Like the USM Haller shelving system, made of sheet-steel panels and tubes joined together by unique ball connectors, enabling an infinite range of configurations. More


Launched in 1965 by Paul Schärer Jr. and Fritz Haller, this system has become an emblem of modern office design and, fifty years later, its basic aesthetic and ultra-functionality continues to inspire new interior design projects all around the world.

To celebrate five decades of the iconic product, this year USM organized “Project 50,” a global and multi-faceted program, that features numerous events focused on the topic modularity. For the occasion, USM held a workshop in September 2014 at Boisbuchet Manor, in the Charente region of France, dedicated to the future of design and sustainability. Fifty students from seven international design and architecture schools were invited to reconsider modularity as a concept. This next generation of designers had to answer questions like: “What does modularity mean today?”

USM will be partner of the WantedDesign Design Schools Workshop 2015.


Learn more about USM’s 50th anniversary initiative at  www.usm.com