Create & Curate by Knoll

    July 9, 2018

    Studio Transformation Earlier this month, our studio transformed from an active production line to a neatly arranged venue space for Create & Curate, a Knoll design event. Hosted at Submaterial, Create & Curate attracted local designers and architects and allowed them to interact with fabrics, leathers, and vignettes of Knoll furniture pieces. With FilzFelt specializing … Continue reading “Create & Curate by Knoll”

    Submaterial Attends ICFF

    June 5, 2018

    2018 ICFF The 30th Annual NYC International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) brought in over 36,000 attendees and almost 900 exhibitors from the design industry earlier this month. This four-day platform for international design connects professionals from the industries of building, remodeling, and interior design. With over 400 booths across Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, there … Continue reading “Submaterial Attends ICFF”

    Pets in the Workplace

    May 15, 2018

    Company culture is an important aspect to consider when choosing where to spend a forty-hour work-week. One unique benefit to working at Submaterial is the ability to bring pets to the studio on a regular basis. Often times, people want a dog but are concerned about leaving a new pet at home for extended hours. … Continue reading “Pets in the Workplace”

    Wool Felt Dog Toys

    April 17, 2018

    Over the past few years, our dogs have been stealing strips of wool felt from our fabrication areas. Inspired by their love for felt, we began making simple knots in scrap and turning them over to our dogs. Although we’ve been making wool felt toys for our own pups for some time, we recently had … Continue reading “Wool Felt Dog Toys”

    Local Design Community

    April 3, 2018

    This year, Submaterial is increasing local brand awareness. Working with world-class companies like Google, Knoll, and Gensler, it is time to connect with our local design community in our home state. We are reaching out to Albuquerque’s top design firms, excited to see how we can participate in future interior development. To get started, we … Continue reading “Local Design Community”

    Southwest Creations Collaborative

    March 15, 2018

    In today’s age, we finally see communities pulling together in support of women. In honor of International Women’s Day last week, and National Women’s History Month, we want to highlight a local company providing women an opportunity to utilize trade-skills, while earning a living-wage. Southwest Creations Collaborative “market-driven, mission-led social enterprise providing contract manufacturing for … Continue reading “Southwest Creations Collaborative”

    The Life of Wool Felt

    February 15, 2018

    Wool felt comes from sheep’s fleece, which is pressed tightly into a sheet fabric while applying moisture. Since it is a 100% natural material, wool felt is biodegradable and rapidly renewable. A common question we hear at Submaterial is, “can this product be installed in a restaurant or café?” The answer is absolutely! In addition … Continue reading “The Life of Wool Felt”

    2017 Design Trends

    January 15, 2018

    With a new year, we naturally think of the future and how we’re going to tackle the next twelve months. Although we are definitely looking forward, we want to share 2017’s top selling design, largest order, and common color selections. TOP DESIGN Submaterial wallcoverings are comprised of twenty-four inch tiles with sound-softening qualities. Since the … Continue reading “2017 Design Trends”

    Women in Design: Holiday Auction

    December 11, 2017

    Women in Design is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to supporting women in the design industry. Established in 2012, the group immediately drew-in over 75 women from various design backgrounds. WiD hosts regular events to encourage networking, mentorship, and continued education. The NM chapter of WiD hosts an event almost every month, from self defense classes, … Continue reading “Women in Design: Holiday Auction”

    Doggie Dash & Dawdle – Community Involvement

    November 7, 2017

    For Submaterial, this year has been about networking and outreach. Throughout the year, we have been initiating donations to many important causes, both financially and through material donation. We have also been making conscious effort to get to know designers in the community. This effort includes reaching out for collaboration opportunities and holding an open house … Continue reading “Doggie Dash & Dawdle – Community Involvement”