Dezembro 2014The 2014 Décibel d’Or
Originally the Alsation company Barrisol produced a white stretched ceiling. This then became available in colour, then printed and perforated acoustic. From 2D, they went 3D. Today Barrisol offers an acoustic lighting system.
Barrisol Normalu SAS's research and development work began in 1999. The idea was to use the micro-perforation principle and apply it to a flexible material - the Barrisol PVC film.
From a physical point of view, the Barrisol acoustic micro-perforations transform sound energy into heat energy. The air friction in the micro-perforations is enhanced by resonance in the volume of air enclosed between the material and the back wall. After numerous tests and more than 200 official measures, 4 types of perforations on Barrisol coatings were selected. Whether alone or combined with absorbants, Barrisol Acoustics systems allow for excellent sound absorption coefficients (up to aw = 1.0).
Dezembro 20142014 light festival
With 15x5m size, this work of art called "Intrepid" was one of the largest pieces presented at the 3rd Fête des Lumières in Amsterdam. It was designed with Barrisol materials, notably Barrisol 3D shapes and Barrisol Lumière.
This work is on the water between the "Public Library" and the "National Maritime Museum". It refers to the illustrious history of the Dutch East Indies in Amsterdam or the wooden merchant vessels that used to travel there. Folded in the form of origami, 60 times the size of a hard copy, "Intrepid" also reminds us of an icon of our childhood.
The festival was opened on 27 November by the Mayor of Amsterdam, and will continue until 18 January 2015.
Outubro 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.