After moving from her native Taiwan to the United States at age 10, Alicia began to learn English and set her sights on becoming a doctor before her discomfort at dissecting a frog forced her to reconsider. Following in the footsteps of her father, who had been established in the furniture business for 35 years at that time, she accepted a place at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York where she majored in industrial design.
Meanwhile, in Japan, Aki was a salaryman by day and a punk rock drummer by night in a band that was developing a firm following. After being scouted by the leader of US punk rock trio Peelander-Z in 2008, he lived his dream touring in 48 of the country’s 50 states in five years.
During that time Alicia had picked up the guitar after being inspired by college friends and joined a girl cover band of Peelander-Z called Peewonder-Z. One day, while both bands were sharing a music studio, Alicia and Aki met.
After falling in love and starting a family, they decided to move to Tokyo with their new baby, Miki. With a passionate father-in-law to teach him the ropes, Aki soon developed a passion for furniture, while keeping alive his love of music. In 2015, he chose the name Paradiddle—his favorite drum rudiment—for the name of the company he and Alicia established. As the fun name suggests, they are bringing life into the furniture and soft furnishings business through a fresh, responsible approach to tailored, trendy design.
To view our company website, go to http://www.bloomville.jp