fall newsletter 2014

October 7, 2014

New Products – Inspired by urban and agricultural land forms as seen from the air, the new Aerial wall panel from Submaterial softens harsh acoustics with its dimensional surface of wool felt and natural cork. Hand-cut, commercial quality wool felt is meticulously assembled on a natural cork backing then mounted to a rugged plywood sub-panel. A thick felt edge frames the perimeter of the panel so that  only the beautiful colors of the felt are visible. Aerial can be composed using a single color to emphasize its deep texture, or you may select from more than 65 available options to create a striking custom colorway.

The Aerial wall panel from Submaterial is made to order at any dimension, and our fabrication allows us to create panels which join easily and seamlessly into large continuous works. The mosaic-like surface of each panel is unique, and the dense natural materials make Aerial a great choice when artwork has to do double-duty as an acoustic enhancement.

New Products – We’ve taken two of our most popular wall hanging patterns and reimagined them as a new series of wool felt and cork wall coverings . Scaled large for whole-room  impact, these bold, organic patterns are both graphic and dimensional.  With Figure no. 1, fluid lines move sinuously to repeat over a large area. Figure no. 2 is bold and geometric, providing a strong architectural element. Each pattern in the series has multiple installation variations, expanding the pattern options for each design.

Figure wall coverings are available in more than 42 colors of commercial quality wool felt, and because each piece is assembled by hand, we are able to offer custom color-blocking options. Each  cork-backed 12″ x 24″ section consists of one pattern element in 5mm and 2mm felt. Combining the sections creates a noise-softening surface with both linear and dimensional features.

VOTE for our Figure wall coverings in Interior Design’s 2014 Best of Year Awards! 

The once-per-year Submaterial studio sale ends soon!  Many of our most popular panel designs are available in sizes to fit everything from apartments to lobbies. Materials include colorful merino wool felt, natural cork, lustrous cowhide and sleek metals. Our panel prototypes and one-of-a-kind pieces offer a  sneak peek at upcoming products and variations – all at the best prices of the year!