• Making of Ukiyo

    Ukiyo
    Ukiyo
    Ukiyo
    Ukiyo

    A behind-the-scenes look of the making of Ukiyo. Using the ancient Japanese marbling process of suminagashi, Ukiyo is a contemporary take on the floating ink technique. The designs were handcrafted in-house using traditional ink, water, and paper, then digitally transformed into compelling murals. Launching March 2018!

  • Cambria Hotel & Suites

    Cambria Hotel & Suites
    Cambria Hotel & Suites
    Cambria Hotel & Suites

    The newly opened Cambria Hotel and Suites in New Orleans features custom damask wallcoverings in all of it’s 162 guestrooms. Taking inspiration from the unique architectural history of the city, the pattern is an homage to the grand mansions in NOLA’s Garden District. Designed and printed in collaboration with Forrest Perkins.

  • Ultra Violet: Color of the Year

    Ultra Violet: Pantone's Color of the Year
    Ultra Violet: Pantone's Color of the Year
    Ultra Violet: Pantone's Color of the Year
    Ultra Violet: Pantone's Color of the Year
    Ultra Violet: Pantone's Color of the Year

    The results are in - 2018 is all about ULTRA VIOLET - according to the color expert friends at Pantone. At the end of each year, we wait in anticipation for Pantone to announce the Color of the Year, and this year, we can say we're pretty excited about Ultra Violet. To honor Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year, we're sharing a few of our patterns recolored to showcase this of the moment shade!

    Images from top to bottom: Fragment from Crystalline, Treasure Island, Tide from Submerged, Kobe from Ukiyo (soon to be released), Seagrass from Submerged

  • Suburbicon

    Suberbicon
    Suberbicon
    Suberbicon

    Astek worked with set decorator Jan Pascale and production designer Jim Bissell to create floor and wallcoverings for the set of Suberbicon. Set in 1950's suburbia, our design team printed authentic vintage patterns from the era for the film. Pick up Perspective Magazine's November/December issue to read about the design that went into creating George Clooney's latest directorial project.

    Images clockwise from upper left: Farm Animals (printed on client-provided fabric); Summer Sparkle (custom colored vintage pattern); Blossom mural (printed on Palisades); Karger's Floor (printed on linoleum); Kitchen Spice (vintage pattern); Lodge Kitchen Floor (printed on linoleum); Cowboy Flannel (vintage pattern); Vaquero Valley Desert (custom recolored and resized vintage pattern)

  • Haptic Printing

    Here at Astek we've always prided ourselves on being forward-thinking and technology-driven. In our current tech endeavor, Astek has been experimenting with Haptic printing, a technique that allows us to print raised surfaces to create dimensional wallcoverings. With Haptic we're able to mimic the look and feel of embossed patterns and even brushstrokes in fine artwork.

    Astek is the first to company to use dimensional printing in this way in the United States.  

  • Shibori Workshop

    shibori
    shibori
    shibori
    shibori

    Last week, the Astek staff rolled up their sleeves and spent the afternoon creating shibori dyed fabrics. Through folding, twisting, and binding cloth the team experimented with the Japanese dyeing technique to create interesting patterns and marks. The resulting textiles will serve as the source for Astek's upcoming collection Natsukashii.

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