Bostik and Artaic Innovative Mosaic are partnering to offer a unique creative competition to the architectural and design community.
"We're requesting that every top mosaic design virtuoso in the U.S. consider entering our upcoming contest,” said Scott Banda, director of marketing of Bostik's consumer and construction business unit. “We're co-sponsoring Artaic's annual hospitality design competition, Design 'N Gather (DNG), which allows top creatives to showcase their mosaic design skills to their peers. Finalists will be highly visible at HD Expo 2016, taking place in Las Vegas, May 4 through 6."
Banda went on to state the grand prize winner will be announced at the Bostik Hospitality Pavilion at the Party by the Pool, HD Expo's poolside celebration and one of the most highly-attended events of the exposition. This year's event will be held at the MGM's Wet Republic poolside bar and patio area.
In addition to a full-scale production of the winning mosaic design being unveiled at the Party by the Pool, there will also be an actual gallery of designs from the top 10 finalists on display at the Bostik Gallery Lounge, located inside the exhibit hall throughout the show.
"All entrants must submit their design as a 20 x 8-foot backlit feature wall,” said Ted Acworth, Artaic's founder and CEO. “The grand prize winning design will be fully constructed and on display at the Bostik Hospitality Pavilion at The Party By The Pool. All submissions must be designed using Artaic's Tessera design software and fabricated using the firm's robotic manufacturing technology. Bostik's Dimension Pre-Mixed, Glass-Filled Grout, which is available in 15 designer colors, must be used as the final design element of the mosaic."
The theme of the mosaic design takes its cues from the location, Las Vegas. A unique, vibrant showplace where one that is not afraid to experiment with design and utilize high-impact materials and products. Bold and cutting-edge, are the pillars of both Bostik and Artaic's corporate principles. The mosaic design should embody these ideals through narrative and design, be it literal or abstract.
According to Acworth, those entering the contest by tendering their unique mosaic designs will be eligible to win a plethora of prizes.