The recently re-opened Larios Restaurant by Emilio and Gloria Estefan features printed mosaics by Astek throughout the restaurant. These handmade 2'x2' glass tiles were custom printed using a second surface flatbed printing application. Two dimensional digital artwork is transformed into a reflective and tactile focal piece in this Miami landmark.
Mosaic designs by Charles Daboub.
We are proud to announce our design Nest has been named Winner of the "Inaugural 2014 Best of BDwest Product Design Competition" in the Applied Finishes and Materials category. "Nest", a design from our Layered Earth Collection, features an intricate hand-drawn line forming nested geometric shapes. "Nest" is printed on Topeka, our eco-friendly Type II wallcovering substrate made from 30% post consumer recycled content and can be used to earn LEED credits.
"Nest" is available for printing and customization for your next project. Contact us for sampling.
Astek designer, Kerry Hyatt created this custom bookcase wallpaper for the W Hotel in Washington D.C. for their studio pre-function room. The design is inspired by Washington’s judiciary system with numerous volumes of famous legal cases interspersed with contemporary design and pop culture books. Printed on our silver mylar material, this design gets added flare due to the lustrous, metallic finish. This pattern is available for print in our design library.
Recently opened, The Line Hotel in the up and coming Koreatown district of Los Angeles features our digitally printed concrete murals side by side with the refurbished concrete walls of the original structure. Our faux concrete is showcased on the back wall of every guest room and was matched from the actual concrete on either side of the room. Looking at the photos here you would never know they were printed!
The recently opened Highline Hotel featured custom wallcovering designed and printed by Astek in collaboration with interior design firm Roman and Williams. Astek designer Lindsey Fout illustrated this pattern for Roman and Williams who were looking for a design inspired by the English Arts and Crafts movement. This pattern was crafted in the same method and style of 19th century designer William Morris, employing grids, tracing paper and laboriously drafting and redrafting the design. The end result is an exquisitely crafted wallcovering that perfectly pairs with the design of the room.
Though we are known for our wallcovering our printing capabilities sometimes lend themselves to other exciting architectural applications. Eric Chu used our bus graphic substrate to wrap one of his houses in graphics to give his tenants privacy from the outside while preserving their view from the inside. Take a look at the New York Times article here for more.
NY Times : The Power of Sticker Shock