Gabor Ulveczki was born in Hungary. As an art and theatre lover, he decided to become a painter at the age of 17.
In 1983, Gabor arrived in Paris. A year later, he created his own fine arts workshop established in Bussy-Saint-Martin. From 1998, it dedicated to decorative arts. Soon after followed the ULGADOR© brand.
In 2007, the company was granted the “Living Heritage” award – a label rewarding French firms for the excellence of their traditional and industrial skills.
From 2008 to 2009, Gabor was invited by the “Japan Brand” Program to stay in Ikazaki (Shikoku, in Japan). Along with Japanese craftsmen, he contributed to the modernisation of the ancestral know-how of the ‘washi’ paper fabrication. Inspired by the beauty of these papers, he developed new techniques and many applications that are used nowadays in his local.
If Gabor has always wanted to bring life to materials, he can express his very best through the work with beaten metal leaves. Hand-applied on wood, glass, paper or fabric, metal leaves indeed give to the objects signed ULGADOR© unique highlights and surprising colours. What makes ULGADOR©’s technique unrivalled and remarkable is the many years of research passionate work Gabor has led, to create his own application recipes and complete different oxidisation and corrosion methods.
His daughter Rahel Ulveczki joined the atelier since 2012.
ULGADOR© commercialises, through its society Contejuga sarl, its own decorative and functional creations, amongst them: wallpapers collections, wall panels, decorative objects or technical papers for bookbinders, frame-makers or lampshade makers.
ULGADOR© also collaborates with many French companies to develop joint goods, such as folding screens and glass showers (shower stall) with VOLEVATCH, floor and wall covering with LAMELLUX, and with LAMA LI for technical papers.
The most prestigious brands widely adopt ULGADOR© than CHANEL, PIAGET, CARTIER, BULGARI and PAUL&JOE.