Working in a Kaleidoscope
Lever handle model FSB 1034 was the first major item designed by Johannes Potente. It dates from 1952. Once the copyright lapsed, it was imitated by the million throughout the world. It even had to suffer being remodelled in grey plastic - that was back i
n the days before plastic went technicolor. It is a model that unwittingly anticipates the Four-Point Guide to Good Grip drawn up much later by Otl Aicher and FSB in that thumb rest, forefinger furrow, support for the ball of the thumb, and gripping subst
ance are all in place.