barrisol news 2015
November 2015Chantal Thomass and Barrisol in the MISE (Museum of printed fabrics)
After having visited our showroom some time ago, the impertinent Chantal Thomass shows off her know-how at the Musée d’Impression sur Etoffes (Museum of Printing Fabrics) in Mulhouse. All the creations of the famous designer - introduced as being the pioneer of luxurious lingerie – are shown in a chic and glamorous atmosphere.
More than a hundred of her creations are exposed to let people discover the wide range of the lingerie collection which, combined with Barrisol printed fabrics, seems to be a real work of art.
Beyond the remarkable work of the designer, this partnership let people develop their emotions during the discovery of the collection. Chantal Thomass plays with her public by passing from one state to another through all the ages. The lingerie is like a mirror of women’s History and evolution.
The infinite possibilities of Barrisol product and the unbridled creativity of this famous stylist could make possible this getaway in the heart of femininity for our immense enjoyment.
October 2015Barrisol wins the Janus of Industry
Barrisol has also been granted by the prestigious Janus of the Industry delivered by the National Institute of Design that honours the most innovative projects
The Janus distinction is a label of excellence that awards the private companies and state agencies that are permanently focusing in a progressive approach to the service of People care, Industry and Society.
Again, our Manta lamp from the collection Barrisol Lovegrove has been distinguished by this label.
- Janus is the official label for design, created by a Ministerial Decree dated 13 November 1953 and placed under the patronage of the Ministers of Industry, Commerce and Foreign Trade
- The collaboration between a family owned company with an historical and specific know-how and its imaginative projects, and the rising expertise of its R & D teams,
- The study of original shapes difficult to copy, the dismouting of the sheet and the possibilities of improvement of its implementation,
- An industrial product that is close to a work of art.
- The value creation and the new opportunities of the company know how thanks to the partnership with a famous designer
- The benefit in terms of communication and the new challenge offered to the R&D team
- The emotion and poetry inspired by this finest product
- The simplicity of the product sustained by a controlled technique
- The development and prospect of new markets
October 2015Alsace Innovation Trophy 2015
BARRISOL® winner in Excellence industry sector for Building and sustainable materials (FILIÈRE D’EXCELLENCE BÂTIMENT ET MATÉRIAUX DURABLES)
Representing BARRISOL® NORMALU SAS, its President Jean Marc Scherrer was awarded the trophy for Excellence industry sector in building and sustainable materials during a ceremony organized by Alsace Innovation
This prize was given by Mrs Christelle Murtschler, regional representative of EDF (partner of the Innovative Trophy) who liked to highlight the excellence of the company Barrisol for its innovative systems and the use of materials that ensure respect for the environment.
The Barrisol ® last innovation which was presented during these Innovative Trophies, is the 3D tube with an integrated lighting LED system. This tube system allows to discover new possibilities in design while using green solutions in compliance with all the standards of safety and environment. Add it to a great lightness and it becomes the “must have” for all designers.
The famous designer Ross Lovegrove has used this innovation to draw a collection of lamps for Barrisol. Among many famous design, we owe him the design of the iMac, of the Twin Z’Concept Car of Renault, the Walkman of Sony etc.
The lamp Manta shows the perfect balance between organic shape and high expertise.
June 2015Barrisol, Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant - Living Heritage
EPV : Une marque de l’État français
Des critères établissant l'excellence du fabriqué en France
The citeria for receiving this label give value to French production in a very qualitative manner. EPV-labelled companies are characterised by :
- They own specific economic heritage resulting from their production experience.
- They put into practice rare skills that draw on a mastery of traditional or technically advanced techniques.
- They have ties with a particular region.
Based on these criteria, rigorous selection is guaranted. EPV companies are trailblazers in their industry or essential suppliers within their specialism. They are the elite of French proficiency in every field
May 2015Barrisol Showroom Opening
This 250 sqm privileged space is entirely dedicated to the Barrisol® Universe. In a very Deco and design spirit, the world leader in stretched ceilings came to present their latest innovations.
For the opening, on April 28 2015, Barrisol® organized an evening-event with the exceptional participation of André Manoukian who gave a private concert with singer Léna Chamamyan, in a place with perfect acoustics thanks to Barrisol® and Artolis® systems and sheets.
Barrisol® has a privileged relationship with the artist, who is also a songwriter, jazz lover and talent-spotter. André Manoukian wanted to create a place where artists could meet and compose music, at the very heart of Chamonix. He created the «Maison des Artistes» (House of Artists) in mountaineer Maurice Herzog's former residence.
The encounter between André Manoukian and Barrisol® occurred quite naturally as the musician, author and composer was looking for efficient acoustic and design solutions for his project.
- Read the article published in French newspaper DNA
- Read the article published in French newspaper L'Alsace
May 2015Focus on Barrisol at the EUROLUCE Showroom
Thousands of visitors from all over the world rushed to Milan to attend Euroluce 2015, the international and leading lighting exhibition, a landmark event in design and creativity.
A great opportunity for Barrisol in a splendid white and gold stand, a creation by renowned designer Ross Lovegrove. An artistic UFO that aroused the visitors' interest and focused many a photographer, whether profesionnal or amateur.
Our craftsmanship and products, including the exclusive lamps created by two world-famous designers: Ross Lovegrove et Piero Castiglionimade made a great impression on visitors who will undoubtedly take many unforgettable memories with them.
Yet another success for Barrisol who was in the spotlight and made the best of this unique encounter that will probably spearhead future collaborations.
May 2015Olivier Roller: when the faces start canvas !
The portrait photographer Olivier Roller, widely known for his work on power figures, presented an exhibition uniting volume and modernity in the Salon Carre de la Galerie des Gobelins (Elysee Palace).
His collaboration with Barrisol Normalu allowed him to add a new dimension to his project – curved shapes, printed sheets, integral lighting, a furled ribbon – the result is extraordinary!
A 15m long printed sheet at a height of 5m, the whole thing suspended on an aluminium structure made by Barrisol-Normalu, incorporating, by means of its patented system, LED bulbs to create backlighting, so forming a unique sculpture.
Another example of the technical mastery of Barrisol and its teams in the service of Olivier Roller and other creative professionals.
April 2015Red dot Award 2015 BARRISOL® BEST OF THE BEST !
Barrisol won the RED DOT AWARD 2015, BEST OF THE BEST for The Barrisol® Manta®, one of the magnificent lamps created by Ross Lovegrove and developed by Barrisol®.
The unique properties of the Barrisol® material combined to expertise and know how of the Barrisol team, seduced a jury composed of well-known personalities in Design and Architecture.
The Barrisol® by Ross Lovegrove collection illustrates the perfect balance between organic form and high technicity. Qualities and flexibility of Barrisol® sheets and structures enabled the creation of exceptional objects inspired by nature, which not only illuminate but also offer an acoustic comfort enhancement of the spaces.
April 2015Design Award for the Barrisol Lamps
We are proud to announce a new exceptional award for our culpted lamps!
On March 4th, 2015 Barrisol® received in the presence of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, the Belgian Building Award for the Best Design (Best Design Award) for its unique carved lamps, designed by the renowned designer Ross Lovegrove. The jury particularly appreciated the perfect balance between the organic form of the luminous object, the technique for improving the acoustic in the rooms and integration of LED lighting in the tubular frame.