Celebrating more than 50 years of Design and Innovation

USM has been a Swiss family run business since 1885.

The USM Haller modular system, along with our other ranges of tables and accessories, all show our commitment to unparalleled innovation, genuine quality, and true style.

The History of a Family Business

USM was founded in 1885 as a metalworking and locksmith’s business by Ulrich Schaerer. The factory and headquarters were built in Munsingen, Switzerland, where they remain to this day.


Since USM’s very beginning, sustainable development has been a keystone of our business. USM has been rewarded with the prestigious Greenguard chemical and particle emission certification and the Cradle To Cradle certification for the development of uncyclable products.

Our Values and Services

Swiss manufacturing is synonymous with precision, quality and dependability. These values are embedded in USM modular furniture’s DNA. USM provides a full service, giving you expert professional support every step of the way, from design to installation and beyond.

The birth of an ingenious system

The USM Haller system, made up of sheet metal and steel tubes connected by unique connecting ball, has offered endless possibilities for installations for more than 50 years. Did you know USM has roots in architecture?

Roots In Architecture

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“Das Buchli” - Visionary Living

Since 1969 a unique house of great architectural and historical significance has perched on a steep slope above the USM company premises with a view over the plain of the river Aare and the Alps. Now the Schärer family has given its former family home a meticulous, complete refurbishment, while retaining the original construction principles as well as its appearance and complying with the stringent conditions of landmarked buildings. The works have just been completed so that the house called «das Buchli» can now be used as accommodation for corporate guests of USM.

The Schaerer family home designed by Fritz Haller

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