Getting a fresh handle on Mies van der Rohe:
The FSB 1267 range
A re-interpreted lever handle by Franz Schneider Brakel GmbH + Co KG pays homage both to the Bauhaus and to the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Despite being an utterly new product collection, the FSB 1267 range by Hartmut Weise was directly inspired by models designed by the final Bauhaus director Mies van der Rohe. The FSB brand affords fresh insights into historical prototypes with this sensitively reworked series and will for the first time also be presenting the model in Stainless Steel in 2020.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is considered one of the leading architects of Modernism. He addressed himself at length to door handles and their detailing throughout his career. Many of his building projects were, for instance, lent an utterly distinctive note by versions of one of his original designs in white bronze. He was aware of the close correlation between a material and the patina it gives rise to – it is notably the case with door handles in bronze that, rather than deteriorating in quality with use, they actually become more visually alluring.
FSB designer Hartmut Weise anticipated the Bauhaus centenary in 2019 by forging a single new product out of two lever-handle models by Mies van der Rohe a year earlier, in 2018. Weise duly delivered FSB 1267, a fusion of models the former Bauhaus director had fitted in his Lemke House and New National Gallery projects in Berlin. Though the new door-lever model retains the flowing transition between circular neck and flat grip, the forefinger furrow is reduced to a mere notion and the actual grip has been levelled out.
Besides lever handles for flush, narrow stile and glass doors and emergency exit devices conforming to DIN EN 179, the new product collection also contains classic window handles as well as plug-in handles with pared-down roses for doors and windows. FSB 1267 comes in Aluminum, Brass, Bronze and, from 2020, additionally in Stainless Steel and is prepared for FSB’s ASL®/AGL® bearing systems.
FSB is a byword the world over for visually and functionally top-quality hardware solutions for doors and windows, electronic access control and sanitary fit-outs. Architects and builders’ clients favour reaching out for products from Brakel owing to FSB’s great design expertise and its profound understanding of the requirements of modern construction. Everything in any way associated with handle culture in built spaces is catered to from a single source.
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