For the Domino Sugar Factory project in Brooklyn, Submaterial was asked to create two custom wool felt wallcoverings for the building's community spaces. The simpler of the designs involved precise cutting of plus and minus shapes, with the felt face being layered over the same material to create a deep relief tile. The more complex large format wall system consisted of thousands of felt tabs bonded securely to wool felt face. Each tab had a blue layer embedded in its center. Virtually all the tabs were adhered in our studio, but for those that couldn't be our team flew out to NYC to adhere them on-site.
Soft Text is an engaging, custom design that can share wayfinding information, express a branding message or draw attention to a company logo in an interior space. Select from hundreds of fonts in laying out the tactile phrases to add a sense of comfort and ease in lobbies, hallways, and elevators. Natural wool f elt in a wide range of colors covers the relief of the text, and each section is backed by a 6mm acoustic substrate with a class-A f lame rating. Soft Text is a direct glue application for both commercial and residential interiors.
Submaterial wallcoverings are designed to delight the eyes,celebrate natural materials and soften harsh acoustics. The designs are often tile-based,and each handmade piece engages the senses with its color and craftsmanship. We’ve developed many custom wallcovering applications for our clients,each as unique as they are.