ARO Plank 5 draws inspiration from the clapboard siding at Architecture Research Office’s Martha’s Vineyard House and enables customization across large areas with the simple combination of a few standard components. The three modules of Wide, Narrow A, and Narrow B are chamfered and set at varying depths to cast compelling, evolving shadows. Their horizontality and depth are accentuated by the texture of the leather-wrapped PET substrate. Planks install quickly and easily with Spinneybeck’s Interlock Mounting System and are available in a wide range of leather qualities and colors.
Designer Architecture Research Office
Content European cowhide, PET substrate + Plywood
Plank Thickness 2 in (50.8 mm)
Plank Sizes A: 7’-9” (236 cm) x 3 1/2” (9 cm) x 1 1/4” (3.2 cm)
B: 5’-2” (157 cm) x 2” (5 cm) x 1 1/4” (3.2 cm)
C: 5’-2” (157 cm) x 2” (5 cm) x 3/4” (1.9 cm)
D: 2’-7” (79 cm) x 2” (5 cm) x 1 1/4” (3.2 cm)
E: 2’-7” (79 cm) x 2” (5 cm) x 3/4” (1.9 cm)
Repeat Width 23’-3” (7.1 m)
Repeat Height 9’-2” (2.8 m)
Leather Types AD, AL, AQ, AU, CA, CO, CV, DE, DL, DT, DV, ES, ET, FE, HT, LC, LU, MA, MM, PT, RA, RU, SA, SL, SS, UM, VO, VP, VZ
Leather Colors Refer to Color Book for available colors
Components Includes planks + Interlock Mounting System (wall screws not included)
Maintenance For finished leathers, wipe with a cool, damp cloth. For tougher soiling, use a pH-balanced soap and rinse. Repeat, if needed. For naked (aniline) leathers, wipe entire surface with a soft cloth and cool water to even out any abrasions or stains. Do not spot rub, for it will darken only that area. Other leather cleaners such as saddle soap or household cleaners that may contain harsh chemicals, alcohol or ink removers should never be used.
Lead Time Made to order and certain lead times will apply
Custom Custom configurations available
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.