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The bathroom is increasingly becoming a place for tranquility and relaxation. As a result, notions of how such spaces are designed are having to be reconsidered too.
Factors such as “natural quality”, “simplicity” and “well-being” are setting new standards both in the domestic sphere as well as in hotels and public areas. Growing signiﬁcance is attached to the process of selecting and combining natural materials, ﬁnishes and colors. FSB is addressing this trend in the design of its METRIC® range of bathroom accessories.
The METRIC® design is deliberately under-stated, being deﬁned by geometric shapes and high quality materials. The contrast between round roses and rectangular support proﬁles is a striking design feature that runs through the entire range. The combination of round functional parts and the supports made of rectangular proﬁles underscores the clear division of the system’s constituent parts.
Its astutely balanced proportions have a soothing effect and blend harmoniously with a variety of design concepts. Ergonomic criteria have been taken into account wherever they are an aid to ﬂuent sequences of movements. The holder for the toothbrush mug, for instance, tilts towards the user, thus making it easier to remove the mug.
METRIC® is supplied in stainless steel satin ﬁnish or polished. Besides looking good, stainless steel boasts an authenticity that harmonizes particularly well with natural materials such as wood or granite and is excellently suited to well-appointed bathroom schemes. Stainless steel rightly lays claim to being exceedingly hard wearing, corrosion resistant, easy to look after and durable.
The quality with which FSB works stainless steel draws on decades of experience gained as a manufacturer of well-designed, ﬁnely machined hardware for doors and windows. This expertise has found its way into the design and production of the METRIC® range of bathroom accessories.
The standard color combination FSB 8811 combines light grey and dark grey aluminum as shown to the left. Hand-holds, handrails and the surfaces of utensils trays that are subject to constant loading either by being gripped or having utensils placed on them are coated in Anthracite Dark Grey Metallic (FSB 8809). Brackets, assembly devices, and working parts that are infrequently handled may additionally
be reﬁned with the accent color Aluminum Grey Metallic (FSB 8829, Satin Matt).
Surface quality In particular, ﬁnishes on hand-holds, handrails and shelves and trays brought about by electrostatic powder coating (EPC) are far more resilient to cleansers, scratching or wear than conventional powders and procedures of a purely decorative persuasion. The powders used at FSB have their origins in facade construction – an area, after all, in which the most exacting demands are traditionally made of surfaces in the erection of facades or to account for climatic impacts.
The matte color shade Anthracite Grey Metallic (FSB 8809) boasts above-average surface hardness and outstanding mechanical properties and can hence be recommended for areas in which particularly high loads are to be expected.