Kanok’s founder, Pairaj Lertkangwarnklai, learned his craft in the 1950s as a
young apprentice of renowned Shanghainese furniture manufaturer in Thailand.
Even at that time, he noticed a lack of true quality, with many manufacturers
willing to cut corners in the interest of greater profits.
Unwilling to compromise his principles, he founded Kanok in 1971 determined
to never sacrifice the quality of his craft for the sake of profit. To ensure highest
standards, Pairaj decided to keep all production work within Kanok foregoing the
use of subcontractors. As a result, he has developed a wide range of skills and
capabilities within Kanok.
To this day, his hands-on approach, dedication, integrity and eye for quality is
evident in everything that bears the Kanok name.
With our staff of 950, including 800 highly
skilled craftsmen, we are able to handle projects
of any size, complexity, and in any country from
conceptualization through completion.
40 Years of
Strong principles and a clear vision have guided Kanok through
40 years of steady growth. From premium quality furniture to
specialized interior fitting-out services, a strong reputation for
excellence of craft has been established both in Thailand and abroad.
Through our experience projects ranging from luxury hotels,
corporate offices, and private residences, we have developed our
logistical and project management capabilities to the point where
we can complete the most complex international projects, and
manage country-specific challenges.