Barrisol Now On Love That Design

Barrisol stands as an industry titan, quietly but profoundly revolutionizing interiors across the globe. From the timeless elegance of iconic landmarks to the sleek sophistication of contemporary homes, the brand’s designs revolutionize what ceilings can achieve…

Since creating the first stretch ceiling in 1969 under the Normalu name and launching the Barrisol brand in 1975, the company has continuously pushed the boundaries of design. Today, Barrisol boasts a collection of over 20 unique stretch ceiling systems, each synonymous with durability and aesthetic brilliance. From the majestic Roma Colosseum to the bustling Baltimore Airport, Barrisol’s stretch ceilings adorn some of the world’s most prestigious spaces.  With a presence spanning more than 145 countries and a robust network of 1,200 partners, Barrisol’s influence reverberates on a truly global scale.

The hallmark of Barrisol’s offerings lies in its ability to transform ceilings and walls into integral facets of design, offering a staggering palette of over 230 unique colors, textures, finishes, printed images, and translucent options. This extensive range affords designers unparalleled creative freedom, enabling the realization of any envisioned aesthetic, be it a striking focal point or an enhancement of the overall ambiance.

About Barrisol

The Power of Innovation

Innovation is the lifeblood of Barrisol. With more than 80 patents awarded, Barrisol’s relentless pursuit of technological advancement has cemented its position as the leader in the stretch ceiling industry. The company’s Research and Development team spearheads this ethos, continually birthing cutting-edge solutions that redefine industry standards. This relentless pursuit of innovation is evident in Barrisol’s diverse product range, meticulously crafted to cater to the evolving needs of design professionals and end users alike.

Notable Products

As Barrisol continues to pioneer architectural innovation, the future holds even more promise. With a relentless focus on research and development, they aim to introduce groundbreaking solutions that elevate both form and function. Each of Barrisol’s products embody innovation, creativity, and functionality. 

Barrisol Lumière Acoustique® casts spaces in a gentle glow while harmonizing acoustics, epitomizing elegance in illumination. Complementing this is Barrisol 3D Lumière Color®, a visionary application that breathes life into interiors with vibrant hues and dynamic forms, transforming imagination into tangible reality. Barrisol Lovegrove (Mini Manta) is yet another masterpiece born from the convergence of nature-inspired design and cutting-edge technology. Crafted by the visionary Ross Lovegrove, it represents a new aesthetic expression for the 21st century, seamlessly blending organic form with materials science. Together, these products redefine architectural boundaries, paving the way for spaces that inspire awe and admiration.

Popularity and Accomplishments in the Middle East

Barrisol’s journey into the Middle East and Africa marks a significant milestone in its mission to redefine architectural excellence across diverse landscapes. With a firm commitment to innovation and sustainability, Barrisol is poised to introduce its cutting-edge solutions to these dynamic regions, where culture and progress intersect.

Central to Barrisol’s presence in the Middle East are its notable achievements, emblematic of the brand’s and impact. Among these is the acclaimed Grapes & Dates project—a fusion of retro-futuristic design and Emirati cultural elements. Crafted by renowned Italian architects Elena Gregorutti and Giorgio Palermo, the space captivated audiences with its alluring interiors. Barrisol’s stretch ceilings, adorned with locally-inspired artwork and calligraphy, served as captivating focal points, seamlessly integrating aesthetics with functionality. Moreover, Barrisol’s commitment to sustainability shone through with the installation of non-toxic, inflammable, and recyclable stretch ceilings, further enhancing the project’s appeal.

Barrisol’s collaboration with the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi highlights its commitment to enhancing iconic spaces through innovative design solutions. The partnership saw Barrisol’s cutting-edge solutions illuminate the museum’s interiors, significantly enhancing the visitor experience. Whether it was enchanting kids’ areas or exclusive VIP rooms, Barrisol’s lighting ceilings and bespoke designs added sophistication, elevating the ambiance to unprecedented levels.

Future Developments

 As Barrisol expands its presence in the Middle East and Africa, it remains dedicated to upholding design standards while respecting the unique cultural identities of these regions. With a steadfast focus on excellence and sustainability, Barrisol is poised to make a lasting impact on the architectural landscape, inspiring awe and admiration with each project.

The Brand’s Secret Sauce

At the heart of Barrisol’s success lies a profound respect for clients, partners, and the environment. This respect is woven into every aspect of their operations, fostering strong, enduring relationships and driving continuous innovation. Barrisol’s commitment to quality ensures that each product not only meets but exceeds the highest standards. This dedication has been the cornerstone of their journey, fueling over four decades of excellence and customer satisfaction.

Here are 50 years, to the impulse of Jacques Mattern, architect in Montbéliard, to whom I want to pay homage here, I launched into the great adventure of the stretch ceiling. Today, I am happy and proud that the dynamics engaged then led us to conceive, year after year, all the technical developments of the stretch ceiling and to create the many Barrisol systems which form the Barrisol universe today.


– Fernand Scherrer, Founder, BARRISOL NORMALU S.A.S.

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Date added:

7 June, 2024

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