Handcrafted Unmo Kenpu wallpaper


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The handcrafted Unmo Kenpu wallpaper is made with pride and devotion, gilding ultra-thin crushed genuine metal leave flakes onto special Japanese ‘washi’ paper. Once the precious metal flakes leaves are amalgamated, strings of the finest Tomioka silk are applied vertically and a natural protecting veneer is applied to secure a unique textured design. The colour and shininess are decided by the varnishing and alloys used (gold, platinum, silver, brass, aluminum, tin); the custom colour and design possibilities are limitless.

Thanks to a unique natural transparent lacquer, the material remains protected and consistent over time, it does not oxidise, and it preserves its colour fastness and radiance. The result is an easy-to-install, sophisticated and reliable wallcovering that reflects the light beautifully. By virtue of its extraordinary handcrafted production process and the use of natural ingredients, subtle variations will emerge from every lot: even a sample may slightly differ from the actual material ordered.

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