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Sansin, Wood Finish of Choice for First-Ever Kappe Architects-Designed Home Outside North America

Strathroy, Ontario, Canada – January 21, 2020 – The Sansin Corporation, a global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection, announced today that it was selected as the exclusive provider of wood finishes for a residence designed by Kappe Architects under construction in Kleinmachnow, Germany, near Berlin.

Ray Kappe (1927-2019) was an LA-based architect and educator, as well as the founder of the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Kappe is known for his commitment to sustainability, use of wood, and airy designs that merge indoor and outdoor living. He pioneered the prefabrication of residences that embody Southern California Modernism, a design aesthetic that is carried forward by his sons Ron and Ray Kappe.

The home utilizes quintessential Ray Kappe wooden design elements: redwood imported from California, Douglas fir beams, iroko and red oak. All of the wood is protected with Sansin’s high-performance, low-VOC finishes including Precision Coat SDF.

“Sansin’s consulting and service was absolutely excellent,” says Lars Triesch, homeowner and founder of Original in Berlin, a mid-century modern furniture store. “We selected Sansin because of their experience with redwood – that knowledge is hard to find in Germany – and decided to use it on all of the different wood species. We couldn’t be more pleased with how it looks and how easy the products were to apply.”

Sansin coatings have a reputation for accentuating the beauty of wood while being easy to apply and maintain. Utilizing water-borne technology, the finishes sink deep into the wood, protecting it from within without harsh toxins.

“We are thrilled to be the finish company of choice on this impressive project,” said Caroline March-Long, Sansin’s Director of Sales & Marketing. “We are honored that Lars Triesch selected Sansin for the creation of a home and design that pays tribute to the Kappe tradition.”

About Sansin
For over 30 years, Sansin has been the only wood protection company focused exclusively on researching and developing environmentally-friendly, water-borne interior and exterior wood products and technologies that deliver outstanding color, durability and performance without the toxicity found in conventional stains. Sansin wood treatments, finishes and preservatives use water, not petroleum solvents, to deeply penetrate and protect wood naturally, from within. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Sansin has dealer locations in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about The Sansin Corporation, or how to become a Sansin preferred dealer, visit

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