Author: ARTO

April Fools 2014

If I were a bathroom tile salesman, my pitch would be, “think of how great this will look in the background of your social networking pics.” Ha.  Wish I would have though of that one myself but need to give credit where credit is due.  Oh and by the way The joke is on us, Read More

ARTO/MAPEI Design Professional Appreciation Day

Thursday, April 10; 11:00 AM-3:00 PM 15209 S. Broadway St, Gardena, CA 90248 Learn how ARTO handcrafts unique concrete and clay products. Enjoy handcrafted Italian food from the Eatalian Cafe. Earn AIA/IDCEC continuing education credits from ARTO & MAPEI ALL FOR NO CHARGE! ARTO & MAPEI would like to invite you to a special event Read More

St. Patrick’s Day 2014

St. Patrick’s Day #48. Why ? Arto Alajian started ARTO Brick in 1966, 48 years ago. Arto Alajian was born on March 17th more than 48 years ago. Other reasons to celebrate: ARTO Brick was incorporated on March 17th. Beginning of the Tile Season, although this year it has started earlier. You have more time Read More

Custom Clay Curved Grooved Stairtread

Making a custom clay curved stairtread. Read More

ARTO Utility Products

ARTO Solar Ballast Blocks are available in a wide range of standard sizes and weights for residential and commercial applications. Solar panels in zero-penetration, flat-roof applications require ballast weight to secure the panel to the roof.  These systems are easy to install while minimizing the potential for water intrusion. ARTO Solar Ballast Blocks are made Read More

ARTO Impressions 2D Decos

3D looking tiles. Read More

ARTO Factory Tour/Course/Lunch with 2 AIA LU – Friday, June 28, 2013

Architects, design professionals and ALL are invited to tour the ARTO factory complex in Gardena, CA and attend our AIA course: “The Beautiful Face of Concrete: Using Precast Tile, Pavers, and Wall Veneer for Historic Restoration and Renovation” on Friday, June 28. There is no charge for the tour or the course and it is Read More

What to Expect When Choosing ARTO Tile

Armen talks about what to expect, packaging and sealing. He also throws in some personal insight. It ARTO right for you?   [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8orFepiBE3A’] Read More

ARTO AIA CEU Event – March 22, 2013

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZHzKCbCtFE’]   Highlights form the factory tour and AIA CEU.  Please contact William Love about scheduling/sponsoring an event or times and dates of already scheduled events. William Love AIA CES Provider/Project Specifications/ LEED Assistance For Architects/Landscape Architects/Interior Designers Phone: (310) 308-4222 Send email Read More

ARTO AIA CEU and Factory Tour, February 22, 2013

Highlights form the factory tour and AIA CEU.  Please contact William Love about scheduling/sponsoring an event or times and dates of already scheduled events. William Love AIA CES Provider/Project Specifications/ LEED Assistance For Architects/Landscape Architects/Interior Designers Phone: (310) 308-4222 Send email [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG2bie0d6yk’] Read More

ARTO AIA CEU Sponsored by Ceramic Tile Design – San Rafael

If you are in the Bay Area or plan to visit around March 20, 2013 sign up to take an ARTO AIA CEU course sponsored by Ceramic Tile Design San Rafael. What will the course be about? The Beautiful World of Concrete : Understanding precast and specifying for your project Where will it be? Ceramic Read More

Highlights from ARTO AIA CEU Course at the Factory

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ARTO Tile Studio Launch

ARTO is proud to introduce his own line of Clay Deco Tiles and Clay Field tiles form the ARTO Tile Studio. The ARTO Tile Studio, in essence, is a Design Studio first and a factory second.  We are designers at heart and enjoy making custom pieces for you.  We have an extensive catalog of  traditional Read More

AIA CES Course Luncheon, September 19

AIA CES Course Luncheon Hosted by ARTO and Green Goods Green Goods 111 South Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Wednesday, September 19, 2012: 12:00 PM RSVP to wlove@artobrick.com Guest Speaker , William Love, ARTO “The Beautiful Face of Concrete: Using Precast Tile, Pavers, and Wall Veneer for Historic Restoration and Renovation”   (AIA 1.0 LU/HSW/SD Read More

2011 Creative Use of Precast Awards

Created custom concrete tile to match stone of the Gazebo. Read More

Gardena California – New Jewelry District

You Don’t Drive a Bentley without a BIG Watch in Malbu Gardena California’s New Jewelry District ARTO Tile studio is a division of ARTO that produces hand painted deco tiles, murals and jewelry. These are the true “bling” that accents our concrete line from ARTO and our clay line form Western Quarry. The Tile Studio, Read More

Coverings 2012 Thanks

The Professional One Well We “Thinks” So   We prepared this before we left for Orlando with our staff & stuff. We assume it went well for us and for you as well. Upon our return home we will catch our breath and start planning for the next show and theme. Last year we focused Read More

You Got Chocolate in My Peanut Butter

You Got Peanut Butter on My Chocolate Who Carries Around a Jar of Peanut Butter Long Beach, CA—Ken Mason Tile (KMT) is set to launch Village Line at Coverings 2012. The Village Line consists of ARTO’s signature rustic concrete tiles with KMT’s staining and waxing process.  Handmade tiles are stained (hand rubbed) which leaves the Read More

Edible Arabesque

Europe, Islam, Ballet, Debussy, Disco, Peck & Sophia Loren. Searching for the Meaning   Gardena, CA—The word “arabesque” is as ambiguous as the tile shapes that we produce and call by that same name.  When ARTO started to create his “Arabesque,” he knew that he was inspired by Moorish, Celtic, Islamic, Spanish and M.C. Escher, Read More

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Clay:

Love/Leather, The Milkman & Concrete Gardena, CA—Adversity is said to be the mother of invention, the fire that transforms music, art & food. Arto Alajian, a designer born in Cairo, the son of Krikor, an Armenian refugee, began designing & literally cutting tanned leather from Milan. When revolution came to Egypt, he fled to Beirut Read More

St. Patrick’s Day 2012

Happy St Patrick’s Day 2012.  What is so important about this day? It is Arto Alajian’s 83rd Birthday. It is the day we incorporated the company. And it is the unofficial start of Spring and the building season. Lastly, we not only are very appreciative of all our clients and distributors, we are very appreciative Read More

Be Our Guest at Surfaces 2012

Be our guest at Surfaces 2012 in Fabulous Las Vegas January 24-26.  ARTO will be displaying a huge 10×20 booth featuring ARTO’s signature rustic concrete and clay tiles.  We will also be introducing Studio, hand painted cuerda seca tiles.   Visit Surfaces.com, register and use the Promo Code: BIEP.  If you don’t gamble you may Read More

ARTO on DIY’s Extra Yardage

Enjoy a nine minute video of ARTO highlights on the new hit DIY Series “Extra Yardage”.    The host Billy Derian is not only enjoyable to watch but has a vision for transforming dull backyards to livable spaces that inspire.  Of course those spaces  include plenty of ARTO.   You can see full versions of these Read More

Timeless Artistic Tiles

Traditional Arabesque shapes in any color imaginable. Read More

See ARTO at the ASLA EXPO 2011

ARTO will be at the ASLA Expo 2011 in San Diego.  October 30th to November 2nd.  Come by Booth # 1939 and say “Hi”.  Enjoy free admission compliments of ARTO.  Just click on the flyer below to download a free pass.  Thanks and see you in San Diego! Read More