New Material is a globally recognized design practice with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Stockholm.

The work spans strategy, creative direction, architecture, interiors, products, branding, and packaging.

We help large organizations transform, small companies scale, and property owners re-imagine.

We are known for our comprehensive approach where we assume responsibility and oversee projects in totality, synthesizing people and disciplines into a singular, all-embracing outcome.

Nathan Warkentin and Fredrik Carlstrom of New Material

New Material was founded by Nathan Warkentin and Fredrik Carlström.

Warkentin is the former creative director of Mast Brothers, where he oversaw all aspects of branding, packaging, and retail spaces in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and London. He has a design background in premium menswear.

Carlström has two decades of experience as a creative director working with brand development, business strategy and transformation. He is also the founder of Austere and co-founder and creative director of Alma.

New Material Approach
  • “A new hub emerges for Nordic visual creators” – Hypebeast
  • “The Coolest Work Space Is, Of Course, In Stockholm” – Vogue
  • “Austere is one of the most innovative shops in LA and a gathering spot for the creative set…” – Architectural Digest
  • “Much of the credit for the brand’s evolution is owed to Mast Brothers creative director Nathan Warkentin, who’s been driving the Mast aesthetic” – Sight Unseen
  • “Every Swede in the 90s knew the dots design. Now its back.” – Wired
  • “The Coolest Pop-Up Shop We’ve Ever Seen” – FastCo Design
  • “The hefty paper with its fanciful designs has attracted as much of a following as their dark chocolate itself” – Vanity Fair
  • “New Material is a reaction against the increasingly inward-looking retail and hospitality industries” – Frame Magazine

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