CalPot has made tile dreams come true for Urth Caffé owners Shallom and Jilla Berkman for restaurants Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Downtown L.A., Pasadena, Laguna Beach and upcoming locations in Old Towne Orange and Las Vegas. CalPot is also producing tile projects for Urth’s new headquarters and café in Hawthorne.
“The best thing about working with Desmond and Sean McLean (CalPot’s owners) is their love of creative challenges. They love when Jilla challenges them with creative visions,” said Shallom.
Those creative visions have included tile murals, clocks, fountains, ceilings, stairwell risers, tabletops and more. No materials are spared to create the right look. Urth’s Pasadena café tiles sparkle with 24-karat gold glaze.
Each Urth Caffé has its own signature architectural era. For example, the Downtown Los Angeles café is strongly Art Deco (seen in these photos).