Dezeen promotion: configurations of a flexible modular shelving system designed in the 1960s by Swiss architect Fritz Haller are currently on display at design brand Luminaire's exhibition space in Miami.
Haller practised during the second half of the twentieth century and was a member of a group of architects that became known outside Switzerland as the Solothurn School.
As well as a wide array of building projects, in the 1960s he designed a storage system made up of ball joints, tubes and panels for modular furniture brand USM.
Modules of the Haller System can be stacked to fit a multitude of spaces, then disassembled and rearranged if necessary.
Compositions of the units are being exhibited until 24 November at the Luminaire Lab, 3901 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida.
For more details about the USM Haller System check out the Luminaire website.
Luminaire sent us the following information:
USM Haller System - Simple Versatility
Swiss timeless design strips away the unnecessary; there is a purpose for each component, and there is no need for the superfluous. That is exactly what USM offers. The Swiss firm bases its long-standing success on the premise that design should be adaptable and flexible, but never give up quality in the process.
The USM Haller modular system, named after the Swiss architect Fritz Haller that co-created the furniture in the 1960s alongside founder grandson Paul Schaerer, is carefully proportioned and can be configured to fit any home or office space of your imagination. The key of the system is not only its simplicity of design, but also the ease with which it can be assembled, disassembled and reconfigured. The classic design is a manifestation of the company's ethos - that being true to its environment a design will be timeless, relevant, and conscientious.
All pieces are made up of three basic elements: a ball joint, connecting tubes, and panels. USM Haller’s pioneering system has revolutionised the way open space solutions can be presented. With clearly constructed lines and unparalleled workmanship the USM Haller system defines the space, but never overwhelms it - and the panels can provide a much-needed pop of colour.
Inspired by USM's ideology that the countless possibilities of each system will enrich daily life, Luminaire is setting up an exhibition to highlight the systems inspiration, parts, and modularity. From October 28th until November 24th, Luminaire's Design District location, Luminaire Lab, will be displaying an inventive configuration of the systems true to the innovative spirit of USM.