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Taking minimalism and unfussy elegance further: FSB's lever handle with privacy function

FSB's lever handle with privacy function

The trend in top-of-the-range construction, both Civic/Commercial and residential, is increasingly towards minimalism. With a view to systematically reducing the number of parts involved, FSB has rethought the locking action by integrating it directly into the handle rose. With its privacy-function lever handle, FSB does away with an additional rose for the thumbturn. Once again, the premium hardware manufacturer demonstrates that unfussy elegance sits well with superlative convenience and a high degree of security and that opting for pared-down design does not entail making sacrifices in terms of function or privacy.

The new rose design with built-in privacy function can be conveniently operated with one hand and delivers technical optimisation coupled with pared-down visuals. The new locking system conceived by designers Markus Michalski and Michael Schmidt yields privacy at the click of a button.

The stop apparatus is located on the inside of the door. Pressing the button fitted once causes the apparatus to engage and operation of the latch bolt to be blocked. Pressing the knob a second time releases the lever handle again and the door can be opened via the latch bolt. The user can establish whether the door is open or closed by means of either an optional inspection slot or the button’s position in the rose. An emergency release device fitted on the outside ensures maximum safety in a minimalist context.

FSB’s new lever handle with privacy function is available with round or angular roses and comes in Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Bronze and Brass. The new function can be selected for all lever-handle models with FSB ASL® bearings and can be combined with numerous lever-handle designs.

About FSB
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.

Franz Schneider
Brakel GmbH + Co KG

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Nieheimer Straße 38
33034 Brakel
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