The history of UV coating dates back to Germany. Originally, the purpose of painting was to accentuate the grain and color of the wood by coloring, and to protect the surface of the wood from scratches, stains, etc. When wood is used for cosmetic On the other hand, in 1967, the German company Bayer succeeded in commercializing ultraviolet curing (UV) paints that cure in an extremely short time.
This made it possible to expand its use to fill in the gaps in inlays, mother-of-pearl inlays, and other crafts due to its high hardness and transparency, and to develop it into high-end furniture and architectural interior materials due to its combination of beautiful finish and surface protection. In addition, they have developed one of the largest coating facilities in Japan based on their unique polishing technology and skilled craftsmanship.
About The Company
About Kyoraku Kougei
They manufacture high-grade furniture, store fixtures, architectural interior materials, and commemorative items using techniques related to Nishijin kimono, a traditional industry in Kyoto (lacquer, wood inlay, mother-of-pearl inlay, gold thread, gold leaf, silver thread, silver leaf, makie, etc.).
They are working hard every day to preserve this traditional craft technique, one of the best in Japan, for future generations. Their achievements include Kyoto guesthouses, temples and shrines, first-class hotels and inns, famous Japanese-style restaurants, famous brand stores, and high-class residences. In order to develop overseas sales channels, they exhibited for the first time at Maison & Objet in Paris from January 17 to 21, 2020.