• 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. 

  • 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 Natsukashi.

  • Astek at BDNY 2017

    BDNY 2017
    BDNY 2017
    BDNY 2017
    BDNY 2017

    Astek Inc. exhibited at BDNY 2017 in NYC, November 13-14. At the show, we shared designs from our latest in-house collection Micrographia and introduced a new textural, digital printing technique Haptic. In addition to designing and printing our own beautiful BDNY booth, Astek also printed the backdrops for Amtrend, Creation Hospitality, and FliePaper. Amtrend's focal wall featured Velvet Rose from the BIGS collection in a custom jade green, FliePaper showcased Beetle and Starburst Succulent from the original FliePaper colllection, and Creation Hospitality used Deco - Rose Gold from the Moderna collection in their space.

    Additionally, Astek sponsored a team for the NEWH Product Runway event. We worked with Forrest Perkins NY to create a mask using our wallcoverings. The feathers were digitally printed and routed, and the mask's face was made from gold and black Mica.

  • SDSA Emmy Party 2017

    SDSA Emmy Party 2017
    SDSA Emmy Party 2017
    SDSA Emmy Party 2017
    SDSA Emmy Party 2017
    SDSA Emmy Party 2017

    Astek was pleased to host SDSA's (Set Decorator Society of America) annual Creative Arts Emmy Party on September 7, 2017! The evening Included passed appetizers, signature cocktails, dancing, mingling, and a presentation of the design teams nominated in the four Art Direction categories for the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Great big thanks to the outstanding businesses and organizations that contributed in making the evening a success!

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