Door Handle, 1992

The door handle of Josef Paul Kleihues is the perfect realization of poetic rationalism. It was rationally read out of a construction drawing and then shaped. Just like the corresponding door plate design. The poetry of the curved lines softens the deliberate handcrafted character of the products. The door handle by Josef Paul Kleihues can also be combined with rosette handles. Although the unit of door handle and door plate desired by the architect is lost, the lever handle on its own gains significantly more expressiveness.

(Text: FSB catalog)

Client: FSB Franz Schneider Brakel GmbH & Co

Completion: Kantdreieck, Berlin

Design: Prof. Josef Paul Kleihues

Realization: 1992