B / USM
Renowned furniture brand USM was founded in the Bern village of Münsingen, Switzerland, in 1885. Initially a metalwork and locksmith business, the brand burst onto the scene as a mover and shaker in modular furniture when Paul Schaerer, grandson of USM founder Urlich Schaerer, took the helm in 1961. USM Haller, the company’s first iconic modular furniture system developed in 1965 together with Swiss functionalist architect Fritz Haller, is admired worldwide for its sustainability and timeless, modern aesthetic.
Magazine B attempts to discover truly good brands from today’s market where countless brand-named products are overflowing. B pursues its quest for true value of a printed medium by becoming a magazine that would be worth possessing, not affected by advertisements since it receives no financial support from the brand, and maintains a unique and independent perspective which is increasingly disappearing due to overflowing information mingled among different media outlets.