Submaterial has an intuitive design language with clean, simple geometry balanced by an unexpected warmth. Since the studio launched in 2006, we have focused on creating unique wallcoverings, acoustic surfaces, wall panels and design objects for architects and interior designers.
Our designs are pared down to essential elements of material, pattern and function. Forms are precisely handcrafted and yet every product reveals something about the underlying design and fabrication process. In their simplicity, with natural materials and scalable, modular qualities, our products explore the territory between objects of art and design.
We believe in the value of design and the human hand making creative products but also limiting our environmental impact in the process. By using natural, renewable materials we are able to achieve a signature aesthetic and functionality while staying true to our innate drive for sustainability.
Our commitment to donating production waste keeps raw materials out of the landfill and empowers various local organizations through the reuse and repurpose of our products in their activities.
Our emphasis on natural materials and scalable, modular qualities of design have placed Submaterial in a unique niche within the architecture and interior design community, and the company thrives as a direct result of the enduring commitment of the studio to an extreme level of craftsmanship.