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.
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We printed this playful mural for Glu Mobile's break room for their San Francisco corporate offices. We worked with ASD design firm and Sky Design who supplied the fun and playful designs.
When interior designer Gino Castano needed a custom wallcovering crafted from scratch he knew he could turn to Astek to handle the job. We created this pattern of hand-drawn elements with color and texture added digitally. The finished repeat is a full 8 feet across and was printed on our textured Type II substrate Palisades. This was installed at the River Place Hotel in Portland Oregon.
Inspired by the local Sierra Nevada mountains, the Puccini Group looked to Astek for a custom wallcovering to bring their vision to life. We started with a hand sketched mountain range and had it printed on our Type II canvas substrate Bermuda. All of the suites for this property feature this original and illustrative wallcovering.
Dwell Labs/LA is centered on bringing modern design to life in luxury apartments, and to showcase modern city living in two buildings emblematic of the modern community. Astek’s wallcoverings are featured at 1600 Vine St. in Hollywood. This project included a digitally-printed mural in the dining room and wallcovering such as our award-winning grasscloth SN242 from Second Nature collection, a nominee for Interior Design magazine’s Best of the Year for 2013.