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Actueel 2015

Oktober 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.



Oktober 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 



Oktober 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.


September 2015Ontmoeting met het Franse rolstoel basketbal team

Het is met veel plezier dat Barrisol de mannen van  Franse rolstoel basketbal team van mannelijke  heeft mogen ontvangen. Een bijeenkomst in een gezellige sfeer welke plaats had in de showroom van Barrisol.

Atleten en het personeel van de Franse delegatie konden ervaring en informatie  uitwisselen met het Barrisol team, dit gepaard met een drankje en een buffet. Na het uitwisselen van een aantal geschenken, werd het emotionele moment afgesloten met een fotoshoot.

Een onvergetelijk moment, bewijzen de vele glimlachen op de gezichten. Barrisol is met trots sponsor van het Franse Handisport Basketbal team in 2015 alsook reeds  in 2014.

Juni 2015Barrisol, Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant - Living Heritage

EPV : Une marque de l’État français


It is with great pleasure that we announce that Barrisol received the "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" label, state label issued by the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry and, in fact, values knowledge -make excellence of our teams nationally and internationally.

The Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company, or EPV) label is a mark of recognition of the French State, put in place to reward French firms for the excellence of their traditional and industrial skills.

Awarded for a period of five years, the label brings together producers committed to the quality of their trades and products.

For the first time, companies have access to a goverment-awarded distinction taht reconises their entire activity, because this label is awarded to the company itself, thus rewarding its staff too.


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

EPV - Le Label d'Etat

More about the EPV

Download the brochure  (PDF File - 1.34 MB)

Mei 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.



Mei 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.

Mei 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 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.

Intrepid - Festival lumière 2014 http://fr.barrisol.com/emailing/20150317/img/ross-manta.jpg

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