Applicart Visits Venice the home of Venetian Plaster.
In order for applicArt to remain at the forefront of the specialised wall and floor finish market it is important for us to keep up to date with the very latest Venetian Plaster application techniques.
We are continuously developing our product ranges, our team and their skills, we do this in a variety of ways one of the most important of which is through very close working relationships with our exclusive suppliers. These are some the reasons why applicArt are the leading polished plaster company in the North of England.
Carl our senior applicator and Mark our project manager recently had a three day visit to one of our principal suppliers in Venice, Italy; the home of Venetian plastering.
Whilst there the applicArt team had a lot to pack in during their three day visit. The first day allowed the team time to visit our supplier’s headquarters to see the latest advances in polish plaster finish technology displayed with traditional Italian flare in their 3000 ft² showroom.
The team where then able to take in a video presentation of the latest polished plastering application techniques and products including the very exciting DeCorten Rust effect wall finish. From there it was time to put the new found knowledge into practice with an afternoon in the training studio going over the intricacies of how to finish plaster with company managing director Danilo Panizzo who has over 40 years of experience within the polished plaster industry.
Day 2 was spent visiting our polished plaster suppliers various operations in Venice and Treviso and getting to know the people that Applicart usually interact with over the telephone on a more personal basis with a view to forming stronger relationships. Perhaps the highlight of the day was the opportunity to visit the Venetian plaster manufacturing facility where all the plaster finishes are made to exacting specifications, we were taken through the facility from the beginning in the technology centre were the various experts carry out plaster design, through the impressive manufacturing plant and onto the end in the climate controlled warehouse stocked full of venetian plaster ready to ship all over the world.
The third and final day started in the technology centre going through the latest Corab shop software system which we use at applicArt to produce coloured plaster to our client’s specification. From there it was on to Venice itself for a busman’s holiday to see the traditional marmorino plaster ceilings, Stucco plaster walls and ancient art of fresco plastering seen throughout the city in the various alcoves and murals. Now back in the UK there is no rest for the team as we are hosting a 2 day visit from our Spanish suppliers of micro cement before preparing to start work on a new 38 story hotel in Canary Wharf in operation “polished plaster London”!