ARO Goes Further Off the Grid

February 6, 2023

Introducing ARO Grid 5 and 6

New designs join the ARO Grid acoustic ceiling collection! ARO Grid 5 and ARO Grid 6 expand on the series from New York-based architecture firm, Architecture Research Office, with two dynamic designs that elevate the acoustic ceiling grid and tackle the conundrum of masking clutter overhead. Customize standard modules with varying patterns, custom heights, three standard colorways, and even mix with other ARO Grid designs to create unique patterns that install easily while packing a sound-softening punch.

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Introducing ARO Grid 5 Diptych

About 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.

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Introducing Grid ARO Headshot

“We work to elevate spaces through careful attention to detail and use, and to emphasize the responsible use of materials and seek to balance beauty and strategy through design, pattern and texture.”

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Behind the Design

Designed by Architecture Research Office, a Manhattan architecture firm who has faced the conundrum of masking all the clutter overhead while keeping the design bar high in the past, ARO Grid now comes in six dynamic designs. We caught up with the team behind FilzFelt’s latest acoustic ceiling collection to learn more about the inspiration behind the collection that continues to expand and evolve. 

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BTD Grid 1

“As architects, we’ve long been interested in transforming everyday materials. A driving question behind the ARO Grid design was how to develop a cost-effective product that elevates the ubiquitous 2’x2’ ceiling grid to create spatial richness. Two new additions to the ARO Grid series expand on the customizable, easy to install line of acoustic ceiling products.”

BTD Grid Triptych
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