- There are trends to praise the old. There are mindsets to condescend the old. There are tendencies to covet the new. There is stubborn refusal to accept the new. But a real value needn’t to take side. Wherever, whenever, quality translates to virtue. Old or New, quality is recognized.
Shikkui is a cultural asset born of long traditions and history. how is it to be presented to todays world ? We asked ourselves this question over and over. Core value be inherited. packaging can change. we should always be evolving. Standing still is deadly. Lo-tech and Hi-tech. keep moving, step by step, unfailingly. Tradition and innovation. living for tomorrow, step by step unhaltingly.
Paul has deep knowledge of plasters through his long and wide experience. It was not by an incident but by a determination guided by his passion and belief to make this world more comfortable place by plaster’s potentiality that he ultimately found our company and our products.
Our company also has struggled through a long road in order to produce better products guided by the same passion and belief. It was lucky that we were both ready to start in UK when we met.
He came to Japan to have very intensive training from our best plasterers who were even awarded the Medal. And the speed of understanding and absorption proved the level of skill and the deepness of knowledge which Paul has acquired through his experience.
He not only learned techniques but also the spirit of perfection and serenity which Japanese plasterers endeavor. He would be the best evangelist to propagate the essence of Shikkui to UK.
Nobuyoshi Yukihira （行平信義）President, Tagawa Sangyo Ltd Japan
Superb service from Paul. He is creative, caring and passionate about his work. We have just finished our 6th project with him and could not be happier, he has transformed the look and feel of some very boring rooms! Can’t thank him enough.
Kevin & Denise Snook - Bray
To whom it may concern,
Paul has worked with us on numerous projects over the last few years. His bespoke, unique work and knowledge is of great value to us.
Our business has a number of divisions and Paul has been part of the restaurant growth from one site to now operating six. We will open three more locations this summer including Manchester and other regional and international cities in the near future.
With an increased interest in Japanese food coupled with our attention to detail and quality. We foresee over the next five years expansion of our numerous brands throughout the UK, Europe and USA.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions on the following emailEmmett@japancentre.com.
The creativity, skill and standard of Natural Earth Plasters is outstanding. From intricate stencilling to highly polished and textured surfaces you are sure to find a unique and beautiful solution.
Peter Higgins, Design Director, Eton Design