Rectangular felt wall panel with vertical stripes in pink, peach, and blue colors hanging behind a table with books and knick knacks.

WALL ART

Perhaps more than any other offering, our wall art collection demonstrates the precise hand-work and vibrant interplay of color, texture, and form that has become the Submaterial standard.

For our wall panels, natural materials such as wool felt, cork, leather, metal, and wood are worked with skill and craftsmanship to produce durable wall art that often features an additional and highly beneficial layer of acoustic dampening. The deeply textured surfaces and engaging patterns can add a warm, rich visual focus to any residential space. Custom panels can be created in a single color or a varied colorway; the look is up to you!​

For our wall hangings, it is all about connections. Modular pattern elements are fashioned individually and then connected creating a detailed and dimensional whole. Fabricated in soft, tactile materials such as leather and Ultrasuede, or colorfully variegated cork, the wall hangings almost beg to be touched.

Rectangular felt wall panel with vertical stripes in pink, peach, and blue colors hanging behind a table with books and knick knacks.

WALL ART

Perhaps more than any other offering, our wall art collection demonstrates the precise hand-work and vibrant interplay of color, texture, and form that has become the Submaterial standard.

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A white felt wall panel in a home scene with a large glass wall and modern furniture

Design Trade Service

Are you a residential interior designer looking for ready-to-ship and custom products?

Signing up for a designer membership is free and easy. As a member, you will receive access to products only available to designers, a trade discount, and early notifications of new and pre-order pieces. Our Trade Service is an exciting opportunity for design professionals to source pieces designed and manufactured in the U.S. by craftspeople paid a living wage.

A white felt wall panel in a home scene with a large glass wall and modern furniture
Designer Login
A white felt wall panel in a home scene with a large glass wall and modern furniture
Design Trade Service

Are you a residential interior designer looking for ready-to-ship and custom products?

Signing up for a designer membership is free and easy. As a member, you will receive access to products only available to designers, a trade discount, and early notifications of new and pre-order pieces. The Submaterial Trade Service is an exciting opportunity for design professionals to source pieces designed and manufactured in the United States by craftspeople paid a living wage.

READY-TO-SHIP PRODUCTS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE. DON’T SEE WHAT YOU NEED? CONTACT SALES TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR PRODUCT TO MAKE IT ONE-OF-A-KIND.

Pill shaped mirror in light gray felt hung horizontal over a sideboard with pink tulips

MIRRORS

After years of designing wall coverings and panels, it was a natural progression for Submaterial to devise a series of mirrors for the home. The perfect marriage of form and function, our Wander Mirror collection has simple, clean lines and a modern feel. The ribbed effect of the wool felt strips turned on edge creates a deep texture that frames the contours of the mirror glass inserts. Each Wander mirror invites you to picture yourself surrounded by its stylish geometry.
Pill shaped mirror in light gray felt hung horizontal over a sideboard with pink tulips
MIRRORS
After years of designing wall coverings and panels, it was a natural progression for Submaterial to devise a series of mirrors for the home. The perfect marriage of form and function, our Wander Mirror collection has simple, clean lines and a modern feel. The ribbed effect of the wool felt strips turned on edge creates a deep texture that frames the contours of the mirror glass inserts. Each Wander mirror invites you to picture yourself surrounded by its stylish geometry.
Felt screen made of tan alternating rounded trapezoid shapes with lavender edges next to a desk in a home

Screens

Our homes have become multifunctional over the last few years. What was once merely a guest room is now an office for two. The kitchen table is a 3rd-grade classroom. With these increased and varied activities, our homes require new furnishings. Flexible space-organizing options that are practical and aesthetically pleasing are key. Submaterial’s new collection of elegant screens works to define your personal space without confining it.
Pile of gray felt pods in a gray bowl. They are oblong egg-shaped and have ridges.

OBJECTS

Since the early days of Submaterial, we have played with creating small sculptural objects that referenced natural forms, from pinecones to trees. We have also tested the waters with functional home items that double as beautiful decor. These works explore the territory between objects of art and objects of design.
Felt screen made of tan alternating rounded trapezoid shapes with lavender edges next to a desk in a home
Screens
Our homes have become multifunctional over the last few years. What was once merely a guest room is now an office for two. The kitchen table is a 3rd-grade classroom. With these increased and varied activities, our homes require new furnishings. Flexible space-organizing options that are practical and aesthetically pleasing are key. Submaterial’s new collection of elegant screens works to define your personal space without confining it.
Pile of gray felt pods in a gray bowl. They are oblong egg-shaped and have ridges.
OBJECTS

Since the early days of Submaterial, we have played with creating small sculptural objects that referenced natural forms, from pinecones to trees. We have also tested the waters with functional home items that double as beautiful decor. These works explore the territory between objects of art and objects of design.

Wood wall covering in white oak and smoked cork with varying concentrations of vertical lines at random intervals. A tan dog sleeps on a gray couch in front of the wall

Lobby Installation 2022

Each year since we moved into our current studio, Submaterial refreshes the lobby for our September Open House. We take the opportunity to feature some of our new products, play around with fun or experimental installation methods, and often use scraps, offcuts, and items we might generally...

Wood wall covering in white oak and smoked cork with varying concentrations of vertical lines at random intervals. A tan dog sleeps on a gray couch in front of the wall

Lobby Installation 2022

Each year since we moved into our current studio, Submaterial refreshes the lobby for our September Open House. We take the opportunity to feature some of our new products, play around with fun or experimental installation methods, and often use scraps, offcuts, and...

Blue felt wallcovering with narrow vertical divots.

Commercial Wall Covering

One of our greatest strengths is creating innovative designs for commercial interiors. For more than a decade, Submaterial has been creating large-scale dimensional wool-felt wall coverings for commercial clients. We have added meticulously crafted, colorful, and natural sound softening to lobbies, offices, banks, and public commercial spaces all over the country. In 2022, we are also adding wood wall coverings to our offerings.
Full size wall next to a staircase at PBS headquarters. The felt wall is covered in a custom design of rectangle and half circle shapes in blue and gray with yellow accents

Custom Projects

We love doing custom work and having the chance to stretch and grow our design and fabrication skills through these projects. We also appreciate the opportunities to collaborate with designers and clients. Each custom project presents unique opportunities to look at our work through a new and different lens.
Blue felt wallcovering with narrow vertical divots.
Commercial
One of our greatest strengths is creating innovative designs for commercial interiors. For more than a decade, Submaterial has been creating large-scale dimensional wool-felt wall coverings for commercial clients. We have added meticulously crafted, colorful, and natural sound softening to lobbies, offices, banks, and public commercial spaces all over the country. In 2022, we are also adding wood wall coverings to our offerings.
Full size wall next to a staircase at PBS headquarters. The felt wall is covered in a custom design of rectangle and half circle shapes in blue and gray with yellow accents
Custom Projects
We love doing custom work and having the chance to stretch and grow our design and fabrication skills through these projects. We also appreciate the opportunities to collaborate with designers and clients. Each custom project presents unique opportunities to look at our work through a new and different lens.
Submaterial Lobby Instllation with couches, felt wallcovering, and felt words on the wall. A figure bikes through the lobby.
Three people working in a space with work tables and shelves of felt.

About Us

From its start in 2006 in the rain-drenched Pacific Northwest to our current sun-soaked New Mexico studio, Submaterial has always focused on natural and sustainable materials such as wool felt, cork, wood, and leather. These materials are fashioned by hand into beautifully textured wall art, wallcoverings, panels, screens, and more by our skilled fabricators using environmentally conscious and lean manufacturing processes. We create beautiful and responsibly produced designs for human spaces while supporting the humans who made them.
Headshot of David Hamlin

Meet the Team

Our studio staff is committed to the exploration of handwork, craftsmanship, and natural materials. We come from backgrounds in architecture, design, art, and science but it is the expansive creativity of our team that is our greatest strength. Together we produce original, thoughtful, and enduring works of design that connect in meaningful ways with our customers and community.
Submaterial FilzFelt index dimensional wallcovering in a neutral shade of white lines an office, providing sound dampening

Clients

For more than a decade, Submaterial has created dimensional wall surfaces for commercial and residential clients adding meticulously crafted, colorful, and natural sound softening to lobbies, offices, banks, homes, and public spaces all over the country.
Headshot of David Hamlin
Meet the Team

Our studio staff is committed to the exploration of handwork, craftsmanship, and natural materials. We come from backgrounds in architecture, design, art, and science but it is the expansive creativity of our team that is our greatest strength. Together we produce original, thoughtful, and enduring works of design that connect in meaningful ways with our customers and community.

Submaterial FilzFelt index dimensional wallcovering in a neutral shade of white lines an office, providing sound dampening
Clients
For more than a decade, Submaterial has created dimensional wall surfaces for commercial and residential clients adding meticulously crafted, colorful, and natural sound softening to lobbies, offices, banks, homes, and public spaces all over the country.