ElegantWood is a Japanese manufacturer of interior-design panels for installation in commercial facilities, hotels, and various other types of buildings.
Shaving, Painting and Attaching
Our designed panels go through three main processes of production.
The first is “shaving” by computer numerical control (CNC) machine to create a three-dimensional design.
The other two are “painting” and “attaching,” both of which are done by hand.
Most ElegantWood panels are produced using a shaving process by CNC machine. This process allows us to make rich expressions on the surface of the panels.
For example, shaving with a CNC machine enables us to portray various shapes and designs, such as 3D modeling of a complex relief sculpture or a design reflecting traditional Japanese woodwork. The details allow for beautiful shades of light and shadow created using the effects of lighting.
The main feature of this shaving process is that it enables the creation of specially designed panels that have been conceived by the designers. Since this method of manufacturing is totally different from production using molds, we can produce specially designed panels with small production lots. Materials that can be shaved include incombustible panels, medium-density fiberboard, solid wood, and acrylic. We can manipulate the expression according to the character of the material.
If you can send us data from Auto CAD or Vectorworks (or any other software using .dxf extension files), or from Illustrator files, we can show you a visual image with 3D-CG simulation before actual production starts.
Our painting process gives specially designed panels more colorful and varied expression. This is completely different from applying color by printing. Our painting does not involve adding only a single color.
It enables artistic painting styles with light luster or natural uneven touch, as well as nuances of pearl and metallic. The painting gives the impression that new life has been breathed into the panel.
Attaching materials to a three-dimensional surface that has been shaved by CNC machine brings out its impressive quality and presence. We can make myriad presentations on the surface of the panels by using various materials, such as sliced veneers of white oak, walnut, Japanese wood like sugi (Japanese cedar) and hinoki (Japanese cypress), and cloth or fabric made of Japanese silk.
The material and texture add a great finish expressing a multiplicity of uses. We propose added-value craftsmanship to help realize the ideas of the creators.
A Bespoke design panel is designed to suit a certain space design. Such panels create symbolic and unique wall surfaces for the space design. In addition to the shape of the design, you can add an expression through original finish painting to reveal a potential that does not exist elsewhere.
Infinite Ideas from 5 Carving Patterns×51 Colors “Kinumote” is a wall panel with carving patterns inspired from natural phenomena and Japanese culture. Our silk-based wall-covering product “Kinufushi” is crimped on a carved MDF or calcium silicate board. Its rugged surface shows various shades, which brings out luxurious sheen of silk. You can create your own pattern, as well as the existing line-up.
We also manufacture art panels used in hotels and model rooms. We make proposals from our abundant expression methods to suit both space concept and budget. Orders are accepted for everything from single small lots to hundreds of hotel guestrooms. Completely custom-made orders are possible too.
A screen is expressed by omitting free design. Complex designs can be realized by adding gradation or kneading a wood board on the surface. In the past, we have handled various space design situations, such as falling walls and partitions.
Our wood veneer is a natural material. The special feature is that even though the lots (logs) may be identical, the same wood grain and color do not exist. By using natural wood, it is possible to finish the panel with a luxurious and warm feeling that cannot be imitated. There are grain, plank, and heather in the grain, and the color can be chosen according to purpose, design, and atmosphere of the property. When it comes to the veneer, you can trust our knowledgeable experts!
The relief enables you to design engraving by inputting .ai and .dxf data. You can express original designs with processing technology that realizes delicate designs in units of a few millimeters. You can, of course, also realize inflective designs like chisel carvings and designs with European- or Japanese-style patterns.
Going beyond the framework of a design panel manufacturer, we are beginning to offer wall design proposals too. Previously we thought about how a wall should be designed together with the designers, but now we have come to the conclusion that our services should embrace wall design as well. From our unique perspective as a manufacturer, we will focus on “how?” rather than “which?” and offer detailed proposals.
We process not only incombustible materials but also solid wood, acrylic, medium-density fiberboard, and so on.
Our next step is to propagate our techniques throughout the world.
We will continue producing products with worthy craftsmanship to help designers realize their ideas.