Although ARTO is unique for a number of reasons, maybe the number one reason is that we have been making handcrafted products in Southern California for over 50 years now. Arto (our founder) started in Culver City back in 1966 and moved to Gardena in 1999 when we outgrew our space. Since then our factory
ARTO has made beautiful concrete tiles for decades but the perception lingered that concrete tiles were gray, basic, and utilitarian. Since then, concrete has been recognized as a warm and versatile medium but it still surprises us old-timers to see this quote in a recent article in Los Angeles Magazine: Then there are the label-conscious
The Hotel Californian is the new center of the Santa Barbara waterfront incorporating the original 1925 Spanish Revival facade and featuring interiors by celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Indochine cement tiles are featured throughout the rooms and public spaces along with concrete tile accents from our Artillo series.