barrisol news 2014
Octobre 2014Biennal Interieur 2014
Barrisol is proud to present our collaboration with Ross Lovegrove, who is a world-acclaimed designer of intelligent organic forms. With more than 45 years’ experience in the industry, the Barrisol team shows exceptional workmanship in its products, which form these unique organic shapes. The pairing of Ross Lovegrove and Barrisol has enabled us to expand the universe of design, in order to provide brilliant solutions for lighting and mirrors.
The stand :
It is mainly used for ordinary interior spaces as a flat, horizontal sheet that offers a lightweight and easyto- install alternative to other hung ceiling systems.
By intensively studying the stretch behaviour of the material, we found that it had an ability to take the form of minimal surfaces, as they are known in mathematical terms. This means that while the sheet itself is flat, when it is cut out with precision and mounted in a highly controlled way, it can create three-dimensional volumetric shapes. The goal of this project is to illustrate the inherent value of this material by using advanced manufacturing technology, such as numerically controlled cutting and digitally controlled threedimensional bending machines to achieve a high level of precision on an architectural scale.
Together with the stretch behaviour of the material, seen in the first iteration of the design, this results in beautiful large-scale lighting objects, which illuminate and enhance the acoustic quality of the spaces that they inhabit. The Barrisol stretch foil and the tubular three-dimensional framework form a coherent entity.
These lights are showcased in a pavilion-type installation at the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium, which is also built by Barrisol, in order to highlight the possible applications of the material. In its entirety, the project explores a variety of different properties of Barrisol’s stretch-foil materials, such as mirroring, acoustic dampening and exceptional translucency.
Séptembre 201420th edition of 100% Design
Combining design and Technology for many years, Barrisol has become a major player in the world of design and manufacture of unique projects. On the occasion of the 20th edition of 100% Design to be held in London from 17 to 20 September 2014, the number one of stretch ceiling will be present where designer and architects meet in a festive and fixed on the future.
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Aôut 2014International Union of Architects in Durban
BARRISOL® also took part in designing the "Cluster Lumière" stand, a group of companies that develop innovative lighting solutions, in the French wing. The concept of the "Terre Pliée" stand, the creation of two ENSA (school for engineers and archiects in Strasburg) students, Géraldine Bouchet and Arthur Laurain, gave BARRISOL the opportunity to showcase its know-how.
The conference centre was made with barrisol "mur effet bêton" on 200sqm, on 10 walls with an average height of 3.5m, with artolis finishes.
Congress on Accoustics:
From August 3 until August 7 2014, the 25th congress of the International Union of Architects was held in Durban, South Africa. BARRISOL ® is proud to be the partner of this event and to support famous international architecture and building professionals, help them develop and debate on a common theme, in order to improve tomorrow's living sites.
This year's theme, "Architecture OTHERWHERE", celebrated diversity by exploring other ways of building and thinking architecture, and other construction places. It is an integral part of the BARRISOL® approach: to keep proposing new high-quality design products, while conforming to safety and environment standards which are central points to the company.
Juillet 2014BARRISOL® wears Dior in Versailles
The Palace of Versailles, the jewel of French heritage, has the roofs of the Pavillon Dufour restored until March 2015. In order to conceal the operation until its completion and give the Palace its splendor back, a canvas is covering it since 31 July 2014. The trompe l’œil composition, printed on sheet, is the work of artist Pierre Delavie. It depicts characters wearing Dior historic and contemporary models.
BARRISOL® is pleased to be the Palace's sponsor for big scale opportunities such as this one, for the second year in a row.
Juillet 2014Barrisol®, the highest ceiling in the world
Day 5 – July 25
" We climb the Kilimanjaro for six hours, sometimes falling asleep whilme standing. I motivate myself, remembering the flag has to be planted, or should I say the highest Barrisol® ceiling in the world.
We eventually reach Stella Point, at an altitude of 5,756m high: the hard part is supposedly over, even if there are still 180m left to climb, it will be nothing but a formaily.
We reach Uhuru Peak, at an altitude of 5,895m at about 6:55 in the morning. The sun is up, the landscape is huge and magnificent…"
That's how Barrisol® became the highest ceiling in the world !
This narration by Sébastien Rentz – accompanied by Audrey Milesi and Thomas Bilger –, sums up the boldness and courage it took the three to climb the highest summit in Africa, the mythical Kilimanjaro, on which our colors floated for a moment!
With the confidence of Jean-Marc Scherrer, NORMALU S.A.S's Chairman, who was willing to take up this challenge, the world's number one in stretch ceilings culminates at an altitude of 5,895m!
Janvier 2014Maison&Objet, Paris, January 2014: a real succes
Barrisol® was at the Maison & Object Exhibition in Paris from the 24th to 28th January in the "EDITEURS"-section of Hall 7. There we presented our various projects in collaboration with the "Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes" (The Textile Printing Museum) and the "Réunion des Musées Nationaux" (The French Museums Association). The beautiful presentation of Artolis® materials and Barrisol® ceilings attracted numbers of visitors who were delighted to discover this new side to Barrisol®. More than 400 contacts (many of whom in export) were amazed at the creativity and the endless possibilities that our products can cater for. Some of our contacts when leaving our stand went away with new projects in mind.