Astek Wallpaper is head of both wallcovering and digital printing industries. Working with clients worldwide, Astek satisfies the tastes of its clients through custom design. The company is present in all work fields, creating a personal and luxurious atmosphere. Astek’s group takes pride in their work as they constantly innovate new styles and textures of wallpaper. Astek wallcovering shares the details behind their most popular collections, including their design and creation.
What inspired Fliepaper? Is the wallpaper meant to give off a certain vibe? It looks very 3D, how did the designers make it look realistic? Where would you picture it in a house?
Fliepaper is a collaboration created by the celebrity photographer Don Flood and Astek. Flood photographed each element of Fliepaper with extreme detail to create a ultra-realistic collection. The use of color and scale add both a playful and almost surreal nature to the photo-realistic motifs allowing the viewer to see details they wouldn’t normally. Fliepaper would add a wonderful bold statement as an accent wall in a living room or bedroom.
The Lavish wallpaper is beautiful! The wallpaper gives off a simple, yet elegant look. What inspired the designs? Are they supposed to create a certain mood? Where do you see this wallpaper in a house?
Lavish was created in-house by Astek’s Design Studio. The patterns were created by hand both digitally and traditionally. It was inspired by the opulence and luxury of the Golden Age. Lavish is meant to be classic and timeless. It would make a elegant and sophisticated statement in a dining room, living room or corridor.
Is Patina meant to give off a certain energy? How were the colors incorporated together in each wallpaper?
Patina was created in-house by Astek’s design studio. Each pattern was created from photos taken around Los Angeles by the Astek’s Design Studio. Additional color ways were inspired by oxidized iron and antiqued coppers. The goal of Patina was to focus on the depth and beauty that exists in weathered and aged surfaces.
What inspired “Submerged”? How were the sea life chosen for the paper and how did the artists create the perfect designs for them?
Submerged was inspired by the sea and created in-house by Astek’s Design Studio. Each designer selected their own inspiration and created patterns by different traditional techniques such as watercolor, wood block printing, and illustration.
Are there any unique kinds of paper used for a collection? If so, what collection? And what does the paper help enhance?
We have a variety of materials that we print on. The material is a key part in bringing the material to life, whether it be through texture or metallic sheen. For example, all of Submerged is printed on White Mylar which gives a subtle pearlescent sheen.
Are there any other collections coming out soon?
Keep your eyes peeled for a new collection of murals coming this Fall!