FSB 1289 product collection

Design: Markus Michalski + Michael Schmidt

With its new-age, pared-down styling, FSB 1289 is a treat both for the eye and any hand that takes hold of it. The juries for acclaimed awards were duly impressed. The product collection from the hands of designers Markus Michalski and Michael Schmidt garnered the “Best of Best” accolade at the “ICONIC AWARDS 2022: Innovative Architecture” and is a “Winner” in the “2023 German Design Awards”.

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.

Award-winning design

The FSB 1289 model has now also convinced the jury of experts at the iF DESIGN AWARDS, which awarded the design "Winner" in the "Building Technology" category. In addition, the FSB 1289 range recently won the International Design Award (IDA) 2022 as well as the prestigious German Design Award 2023. The previous year, the design had already won the GOOD DESIGN® Award 2022, presented by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

The FSB 1289 model also won the "Best of Best" award in the "Product - Building Technologies" category at the "Iconic Awards 2022: Innovative Architecture" - and took 1st place in the online voting for the "bdia ausgesucht!" award.

The designers interviewed

We were intent on coming up with a design that is not loud and yet contains many points of fine detail that become apparent either upon closer inspection or when the handle is taken hold of and operated. Now we're simply thrilled at how well our blueprint has chimed with customers and juries. 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.

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