Musician Andre Manoukian discovers Barrisol's acoustic and print options....
This September Barrisol Normalu is celebrating their 50 Year Anniversary!
Congratulations to Barrisol for their continued production, innovation, and commitment to product excellence.
Barrisol® originated in France over 40 years ago within the company NORMALU S.A., which was founded by Mr Fernand Scherrer in 1967 under a S.A.R.L. type. NORMALU S.A. commercialized two licenses in aluminum tracks: SYMA - SYSTEM and TSI. The company began to manufacture the first stretched ceilings in 1969. Their first Barrisol® patent of registration was in 1975, the same year they won a Silver Medal in BATIMAT for the Barrisol® stretch ceiling.
Their factories and offices, BARRISOL® and NORMALU S.A. are located at the edge of Rhine, not far from the dam of Kembs, in the area of the 3 borders (France-Germany-Switzerland) and just 10 minutes from the international airport of Basel-Mulhouse-Freibrug.
Barrisol® is presently available in 80 countries and continues to receive numerous awards for its architectural innovation. We are proud to be partners with such a reputable and environmentally responsible company.
While you are shopping at Park Royal South take a moment to look up and find the 17 high gloss white Barrisol ceilings installed throughout the mall corridors. Most of them will be on the West side of the mall. You will also find translucent Barrisol light boxes in that area as well as circular light boxes in the food court.
Design: MCM Interiors ltd.
General Contractor: Bird Construction Group
Barrisol Installation: Barrisol BC
Look for the vertical, translucent, Barrisol "screen' that is dividing the two pool areas. We think it's a great design.
Barrisol is a perfect solution for the environmental demands of swimming pools areas. Thermally stable from -40 to +50°C, Barrisol does not attract dust, is mold resistant, water impermeable and requires no painting or regular maintenance. Barrisol also assists with the noise reverberation problems experienced in swimming pool areas.
Architects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects and Acton Ostry Architects
General Contractor: Heatherbrae Builders
Barrisol Installation: Barrisol BC
Paul Lafrance’s TV show, Custom-Built, on channel HGTV featured the Barrisol stretch ceiling system (colour: Blanc Orchidee #02010).
The Episode is called "Bright White Kitchen" and includes the installation of a high gloss, white Barrisol ceiling .
Thanks to the Barrisol team in Ontario, LG Interiors, for completing the installation.
Click on the image to the left to watch the full episode.
Please note that the Barrisol ceiling does not come into play until the 3/4 mark of the show (about 15 minutes in) and there are commercials that must be viewed.
Spring is here. Let the light in!
In our last post we explained to you how to back light translucent Barrisol ceilings to create custom lighting in your space. Today we would like to show you how Barrisol's high gloss membranes can help you to increase the perceived ceiling height in a room. This method works especially well when there is natural light or up lighting.
An added benefit to these reflective ceilings is that a modern clean look can be achieved while enhancing the room's acoustic properties.
2015 looks like it is going to be a busy year for the construction, architecture & design industry here in greater Vancouver, BC.
Whether you are working on a small project....
or a large one...
we can add some light to your space with custom translucent Barrisol ceilings...
To achieve even back lighting we recommend either florescent tubes (1 ft from the Barrisol ceiling membrane and 1 ft on center) or LEDs. When back lighting with LEDs the quantity and the spacing of the lights will need to be determined by the specific LEDs selected.
To view more photos of back lit ceilings please visit our Lighting Gallery.
Even thought it is already the end of the year (where does the time go!) some of you may not have seen Barrisol's newest booklet yet. Take a moment to flip through the pages and/or share this link with a client.
BARRISOL® L'ESSENTIEL is a fantastic one stop Barrisol booklet, full of technical information (such as Acoustic NRC ratings on page 16 and 17) and fabulous Barrisol photos to inspire your creativity.
Download the documentation
(PDF file - 16.8 Mb)
We are proud to announce that Barrisol BC was recently nominated for the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in the category of Best Business.
Thanks to all those who nominated us. It is a great honor.
And congrats to the winners in all of the business categories. Well deserved!
Barrisol's new finish CONCRETE effect® will allow you to achieve the industrial look of concrete while maintaining excellent acoustics, a quick installation and a lightweight structure.
Barrisol ceilings can be installed wall to wall, suspended from aircraft cable or made into 3D forms.