A play on the triangle, ARO Block 1 uses the negative space between tiles to create secondary patterning and may go wall-to-wall or provide a floating element of color and pattern. Available in over sixty colors of 100% Wool Design Felt, the modular tiles install easily with heavy-duty construction adhesive while providing sound absorption and natural texture.
Designer Architecture Research Office
Construction 100% Wool Design Felt + Akustika 10 Substrate
Tile Thickness 1/2 in (13 mm)
Thickness Tolerance ±1/16 in (2 mm)
Tile Size 1’-0 3/4” x 11” (32.3 x 28 cm)
Durability Contract or residential
Maintenance Vacuum occasionally to remove general air-borne debris. Should soiling occur, spot clean with mild soap and lukewarm water. Avoid aggressive rubbing as this can continue the felting process and change the surface appearance of the felt. Refer to 100% Wool Design Felt Maintenance + Cleaning for detailed care instructions.
Lead Time Made to order and certain lead times will apply
Environmental 100% Wool Design Felt is 100% biodegradable and Akustika 10 Substrate is 100% recyclable
Contains no formaldehyde, 100% VOC free, no chemical irritants, and free of harmful substances
Design Tool A Design Tool is available to assist in the design of Block tiles. This tool allows patterns to be configured and is available at: dt.filzfelt.com
Installation Tiles attach to a wall surface using a heavy-duty construction adhesive and may be trimmed to size with a utility knife.
Custom Standard pricing applies to standard size and shape only—other sizes, shapes, and mounting options must be quoted. 5mm felt available with a 10% upcharge.
Variation Wool felt is a natural material and color variation and inclusions of natural fiber on the surface are evidence of the 100% natural origin of the material. Product color is only indicative, as it is not possible to assure consistency of color in a natural product due to the natural color of raw wool and absorption of dyes. Color matching cannot be guaranteed on shipments and variation will be more pronounced beyond the normal commercial range.
Architecture Research Office
Founded in 1993, Architecture Research Office is led by Stephen Cassell, Kim Yao and Adam Yarinsky. ARO has earned a reputation for elegant, innovative and imaginative architecture born out of relentless exploration and engagement. Through investigation, analysis, and testing, Architecture Research Office creates designs that unite the conceptual and the pragmatic within a strong, compelling vision. This research-driven process enables the firm to operate on a wide variety of projects spanning strategic planning, architecture and urban design, and to craft elegant solutions to seemingly intractable problems.