FSB
FSB
FSB
FSB

FSB

  • One hundred and thirty years ago, founder Franz Schneider began modestly producing antique style brass cabinet hardware in a small town in central Germany called Brakel. FSB was born, and in the early 1920's it took form as a design house with its first door and window fittings reflecting the modernism of the Bauhaus era.

    In the 1950's, designer Johannes Potente began pushing the edges of modernism and ergonomics, principles that FSB are known for to this day. Striving for each handle to be timeless and to instill the "four rules of good grip" (thumb guide, forefinger furrow, palm of hand support and gripping substance), Potente endeavored to create minimal design that would stand the test of time. He clearly succeeded, as four of Potente's lever designs have been included in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

    Never a company to rest on its laurels, in the 1990's FSB hosted an international design workshop with then moderately unknown designers such as Phillipe Starck, Hasper Morrison, Richard Rogers and many others, inviting them to create their interpretations of modern design in door levers. FSB continues today with this principle, pushing the edge of design.

    Known for their "White Metal" products, (Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Alugrey), FSB also offers Brass and Bronze. State of the Art facilities and cutting edge technologies such as hydro-forming, laser cutting and welding make possible the most accurate, performance driven hardware on the planet.

    FSB also pushes the edge of responsible, environmentally sound manufacturing. In 1997 FSB was one of the first European Manufacturers to achieve an ISO 14001 rating. Great efforts are made to conserve water and materials in the process of manufacturing FSB's timeless hardware. FSB ensures its production has a minimal impact to the ecosystem.

    For more information please visit FSB.

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