The Alpha Workshops is a full-service design and decorative arts studio based in Manhattan. Studio capabilities include the design of custom art installations or interior decor refurbishments; the application of gilding, Venetian plaster, painted finishes, and handmade wallpapers for residential and commercial interiors; and the hand-finishing of furniture, decor items, and lighting pieces. Recent projects includes Saks Fifth Avenue, The Woolworth Tower, Convene, the Polynesian at the POD Hotel, and Gotham Hall, among others.

Please note that our Studios are currently on hiatus.

Download our Interiors: Clinical & Therapeutic Spaces Lookbook.

Our handmade products are available directly from us or through select to-the-trade showrooms.

Download our Wallpapers Lookbook.
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Download our Textiles Lookbook.


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.


The radiant pearlescent surfaces of our Texture Collection suffuse their enviornment with elegance. To create the designs in our Texture Collection, our artisans fold, crease, and otherwise manipulate the paper ground to derive 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.


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


Five of our classic wallpaper patterns, each realized in three special-edition colorways. Engineered with design industry professionals in mind, our Anniversary Capsule Collection celebrates our creative legacy and ongoing commitment to artistic innovation.


The Alpha Workshops’ simple and elegant furniture designs blend applied art with decades of decor experience. Our subtle, timeless forms are handmade to specification by local master woodworkers, then hand-finished with a wide range of historic and novel decorative arts techniques in our studios. From elegant side tables to sophisticated reception desks and larger custom items, our furniture offerings span the full range of interior designer needs.


Introduced in 2002, our lighting collection is inspired by the innovative textures and painterly decorative motifs developed by our talented artisans. Our lighting forms are produced by expert makers on Long Island, then hand-finished in our studios. Each lamp is unique and possesses a distinctive beauty.


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 specify our work, you can be assured that:

  • Our artisanal products are finished by hand using traditional techniques at our Manhattan studios. We do not use any large machinery.
  • Our wallpaper installs with water-based pastes.
  • Our vendor partners are as local as possible – our wallpaper substrate is sourced from a manufacturer in New Jersey, our furniture forms are handmade by craftspersons in Brooklyn, and our lighting forms are cast on Long Island.
  • The majority of our handmade products are made-to-order, which means less waste.