Philadelphia Ceiling is in an installation partner for AWAKE acoustic & backlit fabric ceilings, high-gloss PVC stretch ceilings by VECTA & the residential brand Popcorn Ceiling Solution.
The stretch ceiling industry is still relatively young in the US. It was born about 35 years ago and migrated here, as many of us, from Europe. Due to these historical reasons, stretch ceilings remain most popular in Europe—especially Eastern Europe. Although some companies have been installing stretch ceilings in the US for over a decade or longer, the real growth in the number of stretch ceiling installers happened after 2014-2015. Since we had extensive professional experience in Eastern Europe, where we designed and installed stretch ceilings for 13 years, we established strong working relationships with European brands, with proven quality and time-tested craftsmanship.
Naturally, many new American installation companies and brands of stretch ceilings are founded by immigrants from Europe, including PhilaCeling and two of our partners, Awake Graphics, and Popcorn Ceiling Solution. The founders of Awake and PCS have been installing stretch fabric in the US since 2008.
Pioneers of stretch ceilings for the residential market, Popcorn Ceiling Solution, has an innovative approach to product development, distribution, and marketing. They took what was considered a very expensive commercial ceiling system and made it affordable and available to homeowners across the US. Many PCS customers are homeowners who had never heard of stretch ceilings and would have never even considered such a solution. But thanks to their tremendous education campaign efforts, condo owners, homeowners, and business owners are taking advantage of stretch fabric systems to level their ceilings, cover popcorn and concrete ceilings and install modern LED lighting in their condos.
Vecta Design is our supplier of high-gloss PVC stretch ceilings and an incredible selection of aluminum profiles for any technically challenging architectural project. Each ceiling is custom-manufactured in Estonia with german-made PVC foil. We chose this manufacturer because they do not compromise quality and safety. Vecta ceilings are fire-rated and safe for the occupants, unlike so many other products on the market coming from Asia and even Europe, which do not have fire certification for the US.
Awake Graphics is the most exciting and unique company across the entire landscape of our industry. Awake is the design studio and the boutique manufacturer of artistic creations for stretch fabric technology. Their designers create high-resolution digital art and print it on their specialty wide-span fabrics. The choice of textiles offered by Awake includes translucent fabric for the backlit ceilings and a selection of acoustic textiles for sound-absorbing stretch fabric ceilings and walls.All of the Awake’s fabrics are made in Germany at one of the largest and oldest textile mills in Europe.