Inspired by architectural shingles and cladding, ARO Block 4 takes the ubiquitous rectangle and cants it slightly to convey movement in customizable patterns. Available in over ninety colors of 100% Wool Design Felt with standard or chamfered edges, the modular tiles install easily with heavy-duty construction adhesive while providing sound softening oomph and all-natural texture.
Tile Sizes ARO Block 4.1: 1’-8 3/8” x 7 3/4” (51.7 x 19.7 cm)
ARO Block 4.2: 1’-2 1/2” x 7 3/4” (36.9 x 19.7 cm)
Thickness 1/2 in (13 mm)
Thickness Tolerance ±1/16 in (2 mm)
Edge Options Standard
Color Options 1-Color, 2-Color, 3-Color, or 4-Color per wall
Custom Custom sizes, shapes, and mounting options are available and must be quoted
Tiles in 5/8 in (15 mm) thickness available with a 10% upcharge
5-Color or more per wall is available and must be quoted
Durability Contract or residential
Lead Time Made to order and certain lead times will apply
Installation Install in the pattern as specified and attach to a wall surface using a heavy-duty construction adhesive. Tiles may be trimmed to size with a utility knife. Refer to ARO Block 4 Installation Instructions for complete guidance.
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.
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 between individual tiles and expect color variation beyond the normal commercial range.
Environmental 100% Wool Design Felt is 100% biodegradable/compostable and Akustika 10 contains minimum 60% post-consumer recycled content and is 100% recyclable
Contains no formaldehyde, 100% VOC free, no chemical irritants, and free of harmful substances
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.