ARO Plank 8 is anything but ordinary with chamfered planks set at varying depths to cast quite compelling shadows. With five modules that install in three standard patterns and twenty-nine leather qualities, the planks provide dramatic natural texture.
Designer Architecture Research Office
Content European Cowhide + Akustika 10 Substrate
Thickness 2 in (5.1 cm) (includes Interlock Mounting System)
Module Sizes A: 2’-9” (83.8 cm) x 3 1/2” (8.9 cm) x 1 1/4” (3.2 cm)
B: 2’-9” (83.8 cm) x 2” (5.1 cm) x 3/4” (1.9 cm)
C: 3’-3 1/2” (100.3 cm) x 2” (5.1 cm) x 3/4” (1.9 cm)
D: 2’-2 1/2” (67.3 cm) x 2” (5.1 cm) x 3/4” (1.9 cm)
E: 6 1/2” (16.5 cm) x 2” (5.1 cm) x 3/4” (1.9 cm)
Standard Patterns ARO Plank 8.1: A + B
ARO Plank 8.2: A, D, E
ARO Plank 8.3: A, C, D
Pattern Repeat Size ARO Plank 8.1: 6’-5” (195.6 cm) x 11” (27.9 cm)
ARO Plank 8.2: 3’-0 1/4” (92.1 cm) x 5 1/2” (14.0 cm)
ARO Plank 8.3: 5’-9 1/4” (175.9 cm) x 5 1/2” (14.0 cm)
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 Spinneybeck Color Book for available leather colors
FilzFelt Felts FilzFelt felts may also be specified—For more information, please download the product cut sheet or visit filzfelt.com
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
Installation Installs with Interlock Mounting System provided (wall fasteners not included)
Variation Spinneybeck leather is a natural material and slight variations in color and thickness may be evident between dye lots or production runs. The fiber structure will vary within a hide and from hide to hide which can impact how the aniline dyes are absorbed. Full aniline leathers will have a higher variation between dye lots and therefore we cannot guarantee exact color matching. A Cutting for Approval (CFA) is always recommended for full aniline leathers. Although there can be some variation from dye lot to dye lot, semi-aniline leathers are more consistent in color and uniformity.
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.