Overview

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The Alpha Workshops is a full-service decorative arts studio based in New York that produces handmade wallpaper, lighting, tables, and custom artwork. Our work is available directly from us or through select to-the-trade showrooms. Our capabilities range from the development and application of plaster and painted finishes for residential and commercial interiors, to the fabrication and finishing of new furniture, to the creation of custom art installations. Our portfolio of recent projects includes Saks Fifth Avenue, The Woolworth Tower, Convene, the Polynesian at the POD Hotel, and Gotham Hall, among others.

WALLPAPERS | PAINTED PAPERS

Handpainted wallpaper has been one of the Alpha Workshop’s signature products since it was first introduced in 2001. Inspiration for the Painted Papers Collection comes from the diverse life experiences of our artisans and their inherent exposure to the art and architecture of New York City. Our Painted Papers wallpaper is made-to-order and custom colorways are available for no additional charge.

WALLPAPERS | TEXTURE COLLECTION

The gleaming pearlescent surfaces of our Texture Collection enliven walls with both radiance and elegance. To make the designs in our Texture Collection, our artisans fold, crease, and otherwise manipulate the paper ground to create unique surfaces which are then painted by hand. Our Texture Collection wallpaper is made-to-order and custom colorways are available for no additional charge.

WALLPAPERS | SELECT SHIP

Designer-favorite patterns in three popular colorways: in stock, and ready to ship. Select Ship papers are denoted by the Select Ship icon.

WALLPAPERS | BENJAMIN MOORE x THE ALPHA WORKSHOPS CAPSULE COLLECTION

Five of our classic wallpaper patterns, each realized in three special colorways, that exclusively use Benjamin Moore premium paints including CENTURY®, Aura®, and Studio Finishes. Engineered with design industry professionals in mind, CENTURY® premium paints have been praised for their depth of color and finish.

FURNITURE

The Alpha Workshop’s simple and elegant furniture designs blend applied art with decades of interior design experience to create pieces of refined modesty and subtle luxury. Alpha’s artisans incorporate a wide range of decorative arts techniques to create a vast assortment of furniture options ranging from charming side stools to sophisticated desks.

LIGHTING

Introduced in 2002, our lighting collection is inspired by distinguished designs developed by our talented artisans. Made in our New York studios using classical methods of casting, each lamp is hand finished and possesses its own distinctive beauty.

HOW GREEN IS THE ALPHA WORKSHOPS?

The Alpha Workshops was founded on the idea that design can work for the greater good. This guides all of the decision-making at Alpha where a do-no-harm approach informs our business choices as well as our training program. In producing our products and services, we make every effort to have a low impact on the environment.

  • When you purchase our any of our work you can be assured that:
  • Our products are made by hand, using no large machinery.
  • Our wallpaper installs with water-based pastes.
  • Our sourcing is as local as possible – our wallpaper and paint comes from a short distance away in New Jersey and our furniture is made in Brooklyn.
  • Our products are made-to-order, which means less waste
  • We fund-raise with the specific intention of bringing our products and services free of charge to not-for-profits improving the quality of life for their consumers.
  • All of our products are made in in our New York studios.