Architecture Research Office Collection
Growing out of our material explorations for Knoll New York, we developed a line of acoustic, architectural felt finishes. These absorptive panels, screens, and baffles continue our prior design explorations that transform the qualities of humble materials while addressing an increasing market need for innovative acoustic products.
The Architecture Research Office Collection combines the natural beauty of wool felt with pattern and texture to create architectural finishes that are elegant, acoustic, and easy to install. These felt finishes add visual interest and improve environmental comfort.
ARO Block, Plank, and Shingle are wall systems that enable variation across large surfaces by combining standard modules.
ARO Block is a series of modular acoustic tiles inspired by architectural cladding. The product arose out of a need to reuse post-industrial remnant material at FilzFelt’s manufacturing facility.
ARO Plank is a series of modular planks available in six standard configurations.
Individual panels are tiled and offset to create a continuous, shingled effect when patterned across a larger surface.
ARO Fold and ARO Divide
Both portable screens, ARO Fold and Divide are the most recent additions to the ARO Collection. ARO Fold can playfully provide an on-the-spot acoustic divider, adjust to two sizes, and stores flat. ARO Divide offers a larger dividing plane to quickly provide privacy and enhance focus.
Acoustically absorptive baffles are suspended to create a continuous, open ceiling. Individual baffles can be arranged at varied spacing allowing for integrating lighting and mechanical systems.
Similar to Baffle, ARO Arc can be assembled to suspend above work areas and can integrate lighting.
These perforated felt screens offer static and dynamic patterns that can be used individually or in a series. The screens and their geometric patterns delineate space, filter light, and provide varied degrees of privacy.