Classics for modernity from FSB:

door and window hardware in bronze for inside and out

Alongside design and ergonomics, a key role is played by the material in the manufacture of fittings. In adopting bronze, FSB has revived a material that is historic in two senses.

As well as having been used to define an entire age in human history, this cop­per-tin alloy also boasts a re­mark­able ability: fin­ishes in bronze pati­nate, i.e. they darken with use and through the effects of the en­vi­ron­ment. The patina coats the hard­ware like a sealant whilst also re­fin­ing it. The upshot is a special aes­thetic appeal that affords ar­chi­tects and end users new design options in the se­lec­tion of door and window hard­ware. FSB fit­tings in bronze can be rec­om­mended not only for classic areas of ap­pli­ca­tion in ren­o­va­tion pro­jects but also and most notably for modern ar­chi­tec­tural schemes in which the ma­te­r­ial’s lambent aura enters into a di­a­logue with a soberly ap­pointed space.

FSB door pulls and se­cu­rity fur­ni­ture in bronze add real class to main en­trance doors in par­tic­u­lar. This clas­si­cally noble ma­te­r­ial tes­ti­fies to ex­quis­ite taste and raises en­trance areas into the same cat­e­gory as the portals on out­stand­ing ex­am­ples of ar­chi­tec­ture ancient and modern. And, beau­ti­ful as it may be, its inner values are spot on too: bronze is every bit as durable and rugged as stain­less steel, of which use is typ­i­cally made for outdoor hard­ware.

The FSB-range of door handles, window handles, door pulls and se­cu­rity hard­ware – e. g. the ex­cel­lently de­signed flush ar­moured rose – caters to all in­te­rior and ex­te­rior ap­pli­ca­tions. A fine example of the con­ti­nu­ity that epit­o­mises FSB is the bronze edition of the classic FSB 1076 and its EN 179-com­pli­ant equiv­a­lent FSB 1016. All seg­ments are covered - from stan­dard fit­tings, heavy-duty fur­ni­ture and emer­gency-exit devices to lift-and-slide handles for large-for­mat sliding doors.

Just how all-em­brac­ing the product line is is ev­i­denced by its wealth of ac­ces­sories: every­thing from bellplates through door stops to house door numbers is avail­able, al­low­ing ar­chi­tects and clients to render their build­ings as stylish as they are co­her­ent.

FSB is re­in­stat­ing the former glory of this un­justly ne­glected ma­te­r­ial by means of three dif­fer­ent fin­ishes: Bronze pol­ished waxed (FSB 7305), Bronze bright pati­nated waxed (FSB 7615) and Bronze dark pati­nated waxed (FSB 7625). An alloy of 92% copper and 8% tin is adopted when making the FSB Bronze Col­lec­tion that guar­an­tees high re­sis­tance to cor­ro­sion, high tensile strength and great hard­ness. FSB creates ar­ti­fi­cial ageing “ex works” as it were by sub­ject­ing the rel­e­vant vari­ants to a special chem­i­cal process. FSB’s bronze pro­gramme has strik­ing haptic and visual qual­i­ties as well as strin­gently con­form­ing to heavy-duty con­struc­tion re­quire­ments: heavy­duty AGL® bear­ings, FS stan­dard and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion to DIN EN 179 are par for the course.

With bronze as a ma­te­r­ial for door and window fit­tings, FSB has again un­der­lined its project and ar­chi­tec­ture ex­per­tise by lending design and a con­cept-dri­ven ap­proach joint ex­pres­sion by means of the ma­te­r­ial.

Further in­for­ma­tion on FSB’s bronze range can be found here:

Franz Schneider
Brakel GmbH + Co KG

Karin Padinger
Nieheimer Straße 38
33034 Brakel
Phone: +49 5272 608-201