From our beginnings in a schoolhouse to the present day we have always strived to expand our abilities by investing in our people and equipment. We believe local production and a multidiscipline approach to manufacturing leads to new and unique materials with which to create new and unique products.
Barbican is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of energy efficient commercial and industrial lighting solutions. Barbican’s comprehensive range of products offers environmentally responsible solutions that are effective for all applications.
Founded in 1990 in Toronto, Ontario, Barbican began as a manufacturer/distributor of Noral products, originally manufacturing die cast residential mailboxes, as well as a variety of signage. Eventually the Noral line diminished, the tooling for the mailbox manufacturing was sold and Barbican entered a new product realm – custom lighting. With this growth came a new facility in Fort Erie, Ontario offering proximity to the border and better access to the U.S. market which allowed for a larger production area and the ability to meet the high demands of the custom lighting world.
With the development of our laminated fabric and lighting products, we have acquired many national accounts including McDonalds and Tim Hortons.
With a strong environmental eye to design and manufacturing, Barbican offers custom lighting solutions tailored to the needs of our clients.
Our clean, innovative and contemporary designs include a modular line that can be customized to your needs using alternate materials to reduce costs, compared to those on the market, without compromising quality.
Features and Benefits
Fabric can be wiped down and disinfected, making it suitable for interiors with high sanitary requirements like healthcare and food service facilities.
Enclosed Top and Bottom
Most shade shapes feature a closed top and bottom; keeping debris on the exterior of the fixture where it can be easily wiped away.
The lamination process results in a durable fabric that is less prone to damage during installation and day-to-day interactions when compared with traditional fabric shades.
Over 40 Standard Colours
Laminated Fabric comes standard in 42 colours.
- Custom fabric supplied by the customer or Barbican.
- Custom printed fabric with photographs, logos and words.
Extensive Design Options
When ordering a Laminated Fabric Shade, customers are able to choose from numerous design options, allowing them to create the perfect light for their space.