ARO Plank is a wall system composed of modular planks that assemble to create standard patterns, yielding a continuous architectural finish. ARO Plank 2 has two distinct faceted modules: Wide (A) and Narrow (B). Modules have angled edges and rotate 180 degrees for additional variation in pattern. Composed of leather-wrapped PET substrate, Plank 2 is available in five standard configurations. Planks install quickly and easily with Spinneybeck’s Interlock Mounting System and are available in a wide range of leather qualities and colors.
Thickness 1 1/2 in (3.8 cm) (includes Interlock Mounting System strapping)
Suggested Patterns ARO Plank 2.1: A
ARO Plank 2.2: AA* (* indicates plank rotated 180°)
ARO Plank 2.3: B
ARO Plank 2.4: BB*
ARO Plank 2.5: AAABB
Pattern Repeat Widths ARO Plank 2.1: 5 in (12.7 cm)
ARO Plank 2.2: 10 in (25.4 cm)
ARO Plank 2.3: 3 in (7.6 cm)
ARO Plank 2.4: 6 in (15.2 cm)
ARO Plank 2.5: 1’-9” (53.3 cm)
Max. Standard Plank Length 9’-0” (2.74 m)
Seam Options Top Stitch or Blind Stitch—Seams are machine stitched at random intervals in matching thread color unless otherwise specified
Custom Alternative patterns, FilzFelt felts, plank lengths beyond 9’-0” (2.74 m), orientations other than vertical, ceiling-mounted, finished plank ends, finished Interlock Mounting System strapping, and cut-outs are available and must be quoted—details available upon request
Durability Contract or residential
Lead Time Made to order and certain lead times will apply
Installation Planks install with Interlock Mounting System provided (wall fasteners not included)
Maintenance For finished leathers, wipe with a cool, damp cloth. For tougher soiling, use a pH-balanced soap such as Dawn with a 1:10 ratio of soap to water and rinse. Repeat, if needed. Occasional use of Spinneybeck Finished Leather Cleaner, Conditioner & Protector is recommended. 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. Occasional use of Spinneybeck Aniline Leather Cleaner, Conditioner & Protector is recommended. Other leather cleaners such as saddle soap or household cleaners that may contain harsh chemicals, alcohol or ink removers should never be used.
Variation Color variation of naked leathers may be more pronounced beyond the normal commercial range. A Cutting for Approval (CFA) is required for all orders.
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.