While Submaterial is certainly best known for our wool felt products: wall coverings, wall art, sculptural objects, and more; we have also utilized wood to great success in numerous custom and retail products over the last few years (more about...
One of the most fascinating things about art is there is always something new, even if it's tens of thousands of years old. In 2017 a group of archaeologists discovered cave paintings in Indonesia estimated to be at least 45,000 years old. The...
Nobody likes bare walls, but there are plenty of options beyond wallpaper and paint!
Hello! I am Brigid Harmon the marketing specialist at Submaterial. I joined the team in January of this year. I am a New Yorker who has lived in Albuquerque twice before now and made the move to the Land of Enchantment from Los Angeles in March...
An evening of networking and creativity with Women in Design NM
We are embracing spring and its promise of buds that will soon turn to flowers and an exciting sense of renewal.
This is the story of the evolution of one artist’s relationship with Submaterial and the beautiful creations that have resulted.
As Submaterial looks forward to the exciting work we have planned for 2022 and beyond.
Fabricator Tess Lithgow, part of the Glue Team, is on board with this seasonal shift! A transplant from LA, they know how to enjoy the little things once the heat lets up.
Designing products that define practicality and at the same time make us smile, now that’s a good gig.
This week you’ll hear from Bobby, one of our most stalwart glue team members. Floridian in origin, with stints in Chicago and San Francisco before landing in New Mexico.
New Mexico native Ashlee is a beam of light here at Submaterial. Endlessly curious, she’s always asking questions and coming up with creative problem solving.
Today we’re dipping into the world of felt and can’t wait to tell you about all the wonderful and fascinating tidbits that make felt a super choice – and super sustainable – material!
Raised in Dallas, Damian moved to Albuquerque 7 years ago to study architecture at UNM. His Rhino skills make all our products complete with beautiful technical drawings.
Originally from Maine, she’s the grounding Capricorn of our team, chef extraordinaire, and dog-mom to Bunny the pit bull.
At the heart of Submaterial is a group of individuals with the credence of using our hands to make beautiful things – and we will always stay true to that.
Company Founder + Creative Director David Hamlin interviewed by Melina Bartolomei in our studio in Albuquerque.
The Submaterial team produced an experiential design incorporating our business partnerships, company values, and conceptual intrigue.
A few months ago, we had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Voglewede, a local artist who has been teaching at the Hummingbird Art Camp for ten years.
Last weekend our team spent seven hours on-site in Santa Fe building a home for a local family of four.
After over thirteen years working with clients in the field of commercial design, Submaterial is adding a dynamic line of products for the home
Spurring from a tragic accident with life flashing before his eyes, Brian founded MiiR to create something bigger than himself.
Cocopotamus is operated by a young and ambitions husband and wife duo specializing in chocolate truffles with a wide flavor range.
Our most recent custom project for Explora stemmed from an established relationship via material donation to their arts and crafts area.
In addition to meeting designers and companies from across the country, we got to meet up with some past and present Albuquerque designers.
Our studio is in the process of moving production operations into our new building, nearly tripling our square footage.
Women in Design NM, a volunteer-driven nonprofit in celebration of women in the field of design through networking and education.
Over the next six weeks, Submaterial is transitioning from seven separate suites to one large building.
In early February, some of the best San Francisco Bay Area designers put together artworks for the charitable silent auction, HeartFelt.
Each January we are intrigued to see trends from the previous year – and notice a few products jump in popularity and color preferences shifted from cooler to warmer tones.
Women in Design Holiday Design Competition & Auction where original wreaths and ornament sets are sold via silent auction.
To aid in your search for quality gifts, we’ve put together a list of our local favorites!
The 36th Annual Doggie Dash & Dawdle is a celebration of the bonds we have with our pets, organized by Animal Humane New Mexico.
Through Habitat’s new-construction program, families and members of the community come together to build each home.
Our annual Open House was the perfect way to connect with the local ABQ design community.
We were excited to partner with AED to incorporate our wallcovering designs into their new space.
While we design a new category of residential products, we’re excited to share some of the experiences along the way.
Our studio transformed from an active production shop to a neatly arranged venue space for Create & Curate, a Knoll design event.
Submaterial sent two team members to NYC ICFF to gain insight on future design partnerships and increase knowledge for future exhibiting possibilities.
One unique benefit to working at Submaterial is the ability to bring pets to the studio on a regular basis.
Although we’ve been making wool felt toys for our own pups for some time, we recently had the idea to make toys for dogs and cats adopted at Animal Humane New Mexico.
We are reaching out to local top design firms, excited to see how we can participate in future interior development.
In honor of International Women’s Day 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.
In addition to softening harsh acoustics within a space, Merino fleece is stain resistant and non-subjective to odor retention.
Although we are definitely looking forward, we want to share 2017’s top selling design, largest order, and common color selections.
Women in Design is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to supporting women in the design industry.
We are excited to have had the opportunity to participate in the 35th Annual Doggie Dash & Dawdle.
Halloween at Submaterial is a fun opportunity for employees to utilize scrap material for original costume designs.
Wallcoverings can act as a textural accent wall, but there are functional properties in addition to the visual intentions.
Molecule is helping support the work of local artists and designers by hosting a show featuring makers who are currently showcasing work in the store.
One Albuquerque organization we were recently introduced to is the OFFCenter Community Arts Project, which is a non-profit arts organization.
We are so grateful for the efforts of this talented group of makers and we’d like to share some of their stories.
With a vast library of materials at their disposal, children are taught to think outside the box, be inclusive, and ultimately retain the passion for creative discovery.
We were very excited to be selected for the new Chaircuterie event.
The mosaic-like surface of different colors and thicknesses of wool felt is especially tactile in this high-contrast colorway.
A custom version of our Index Color Blocked wool felt and cork wallcovering.
We’ve had a lot of fun working on this wall panel 067 for one of our Los Angeles clients.