Enrique Perez Castro, founder of Al Kheyal Decor absorbed much of his knowledge at his father’s knee Enrique
Perez Sebastian a reputed ̈maitre-platrier ̈(Master Plasterer). Following his fathers footsteps, he begun his
career at the age of 16 as an apprentice in the workshop and following the fixing, once he mastered the product
from manufacturing to the fixing, he later begun to manage projects.
They combine almost a century of experience within the family legacy having worked worldwide in distinguished fit out companies and professionally achieving countless projects.
Enrique Perez Castro ́s admiration & passion towards gypsum art, led to the beginning of Al-Kheyal Decor, a company identified for its determination to promote artistic decor. Making strides towards perfecting the very detail of rich gypsum decor. Today his expertise in project management has become an added value in the execution of any project. His strong devotion & passion to the fine art of decorative plastering has culminated in a master craftsman with intimate knowledge of historic arts.
Decorative plaster work is one of the oldest and most prominent building professions evident in the findings
of archaeologists who discovered plaster work in ancient Egypt and Roman architecture more than
5,000 years ago.
The Art of Plaster has a long history for architectural and decorative techniques, reaching a zenith in the ornamental ceilings of European architecture and buildings during the 16th Century. However, by the 19th Century, due to a shift in trends toward machine-made products, this exquisite Art has become scarce.
Our principal casting materials are plaster and gypsum cement, collectively referred to as gypsum. In most applications, gypsum is reinforced with glass fiber. In other cases, it is reinforced with burlap, jute, or steel. Gypsum castings are intended for ornamental non-structural use.
Gypsum can be formulated in a wide range of compositions to yield finished products with a range of properties. In all formulations, gypsum is non-combustible and non-toxic. It does not attract or provide any food vale to vermin or insects either.
Gypsum: derived from the Greek word γύψος (gypsos), "chalk" or "plaster"