Submaterial Unveils the New Acoustic Surfaces Collection

Submaterial has seriously elevated the sound dampening game in recent years and their latest Acoustic Surfaces Collection is another brilliant step. Their wall systems feature a high-performance, thermally-formed acoustic substrate hidden beneath the thick layer of commercial grade wool felt, which lends itself to some serious sound-softening. But the company doesn’t stop there – instead, they bring a decorative element to the surface that results in really cool geometric wall patterns that disguise the original (acoustic) reason it’s there. From small walls to large installations, the wall surfaces are customizable with over 60 different colors to choose from.

Hex has a mid-century flair with a hex within a hex geometric pattern that converges into a series of lines.

Horizontal Bar offers a bold, graphic pattern of layered and colored bars that are laid out in a random pattern.

Vertical Bar is an even bolder version of the one above with longer, more intense bars.

Rain consists of fluid, organic lines that softly curve away from and then back to the straight lines.

Bulb has a series of nested, balloon-like forms that join together into a single line.

Photos by Patrick Coulie.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.