USM – All In This Together
In these extraordinary times, lives across the world have changed dramatically and everyone across all industries are facing unprecedented challenges. This is of course true for the design world, however it is amazing to see how different companies within the design sector are reacting to the crisis.
USM, the Swiss modular furniture company, are using their network of transport to offer a home delivery service for medicine and essentials for the people of Switzerland who are most at risk. The situation is constantly being monitored and if this proves insufficient their own executives will transport the goods themselves.
In the UK, USM’s delivery and installation service have put their transport fleet at the disposal of the NHS; every single member of the team has volunteered their personal services to assist, drive and deliver supplies.
Launched on to the market in 1965, and designed in conjunction with renowned Swiss architect Fritz Haller, the USM Haller system has become a watchword for timeless design all over the world. In 1988, it was decided in Germany for the first time ever, that the USM Haller furniture system is a work of applied art and should be protected by copyright. Its acceptance into the Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York (USA) at the end of 2001 was a high distinction and confirmed the artistic character of the product. The design classic is used in offices and public buildings, as well as increasingly in the style conscious home.