FSB 1289 product collection

Design: Markus Michalski + Michael Schmidt

The FSB 1289 model authored by designers Markus Michalski and Michael Schmidt, boasts up-to-the-minute, pared down styling. Its elegant, finely nuanced flow of lines at the front exudes a clarity that is a joy to behold. The user’s hand is caressed by well-proportioned curvature on the inside of the handle that makes for sumptuous, ergonomically “soft” gripping.

An award for the entire world of architecture

ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Architecture, established by the German Design Council, is the first independent international architecture and design competition to take into account the interplay between the various disciplines.

Awards are given to visionary buildings, innovative products and sustainable communication in all sectors of architecture, the construction and real estate business and the manufacturing industries. The focus is on holistic production and interaction between the trades in the context of architecture.


The high quality door opener FSB 1289 convinces with a wonderfully clear design reduced to the essentials, one that combines perfectly proportioned aesthetics, ergonomics and well thought-out functionality at a high design and handicraft level. A timelessly beautiful product which in both designs – whether in polished aluminium natural colour anodised or aluminium black blasted anodised – fits in with many architectural styles and sets striking highlights here.

An interview with the designers

We’re thrilled to have won the jury over with our design and to now be entitled to bear the label “Best of Best”. A very special type of manufacturing is required to produce FSB 1289 with all its fine detail, one that entails unique skills of hand-craftsmanship that only FSB can deliver. To us, “Best of Best” means a design that is utterly distinctive and out-of-the-ordinary and plays a part in outstanding architectural projects.

Up-to-the minute in every sense

The quality that sets FSB apart invariably reveals itself in the form, function and craftsmanship of our products. FSB 1289 has been pared down in a particularly elegant manner: thin as it may look from the front, the ergonomics of its operation are nevertheless impeccable due to its well-proportioned gripping volume.

The extensive product collection’s formal cohesiveness is very much in tune with the age, moreover, taking account of all types of door and window. FSB 1289 acquires a very special allure in a Blasted Aluminium Black Anodised finish that brings out the full effect of the handle’s design to particularly stylish effect.

The product collection is additionally supplied in a Polished Silver Anodised Aluminium finish (FSB 0105).

Anything that’s made well, should also be designed to be timeless. We always aim to achieve synergies in production processes and make responsible use of resources when manufacturing items. Contributing greatly to this is the recyclable material Aluminium that we have selected for this handle range.


Models for standard and narrow-stile doors are augmented by variants for emergency-exit doors, a window and a lifting/sliding door handle, a tee handle for windows, plug-in handles for doors and windows and a lockset plate for glass doors. FSB 1290 is a variant certified to EN 179 featuring what is known as a return-to-door.

One product collection – one geometry

One with the formal vocabulary

FSB 1289 also blends in particularly well with our door pulls (FSB 66 6550 – 66 6552) and sliding-door handles (FSB 42 4260 – 42 4265), whose styling is felicitously reflected in the handle grip’s flat front face and rear bulkiness.

Left: 42 4260 Right: 42 4263
Sliding-door pulls
here: Aluminium black anodised

66 6550
Pull handle
here: Aluminium black anodised