Architects and designers get hands-on
FSB 1285 by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez
Sleek elegance meets slim-line shapeliness: FSB 1285 by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez is a classic example of timeless design that makes compelling play of simplicity, judiciously conceived detail and versatility of deployment. The designers have succeeded in lending shape to a handle whose formal credentials fulfil the various technical requirements for fire and frame doors in a single cohesive design.
FSB 1285: Elegant yet experimental
Originally developed for an hotel project, the FSB 1285 range of civic/commercial fittings also dazzles with a doorknob of perfectly matching form and is rounded off by further accessories. Working with FSB is something co-designer Antonio Rodriguez has long been wishing to do, incidentally: “FSB is always proposed by us in tendering exercises, since the high quality of its products sits well with our own stance on quality. So we’re very pleased to have finally got round to putting a design of our own to practical effect with FSB.” The designers Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez have succeeded in lending shape to a handle whose formal credentials fulfil the various technical requirements for fire and frame doors in a single cohesive design.
A perfectly matching frame-door lever handle will in the best of circumstances be the crowning glory of any heavy-duty range of hardware. This is certainly the case with the new model FSB 1285 by Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez. These architects and designers have, in collaboration with FSB, re-interpreted and aesthetically enhanced the styling of cranked frame-door handles.
The cranking in FSB 1285 is confined to a slight adjustment of the transition radius between the handle’s neck and grip. The basic design of the standard lever-handle range is thus systematically extended to frame doors – whilst simultaneously having account to the specific requirements and standards governing narrow door stiles.