Boston, MA, January 9, 2017- “Design ‘N Gather,” the much-heralded, annual global tile mosaic design competition created by Artaic Innovative Mosaic and sponsored by Bostik has just begun ramping up for its 2017 edition. Forward-thinking architects, designers and mosaic design enthusiasts are invited to submit “beyond the threshold of imagination” designs for a larger-than life, backlit, tile mosaic mural to be permanently installed at the spectacular “Height of Decadence,” Hyde Bellagio nightclub overlooking the iconic Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas. Their challenge will be to come up with an amazingly creative, tour de force for the soon-to-be most highly photographed and wildly publicized “Selfie Studio”… in the entire world! Entrants will qualify to win various attractive prizes, including the Grand Prize, an all expenses- paid, trip for two to Paris, France!
“Based on the outstanding success of last year’s event, Bostik, Artaic and MGM Resorts International are now partnering even more closely, focused on taking Design ‘N Gather 2017 to an even higher, more globally promoted level,” declared Scott Banda, Bostik’s Director of Marketing & Business Development. “In particular, this is evidenced by the world-class location MGM has provided for us with one of their most prestigious, globally recognized resorts!”
All designs submitted must be created using Tylist™, Artaic’s patented mosaic design software, and Artaic’s newly updated and expanded ⅜” vitreous glass tile materials, consisting of over 140 vibrant colors. The winning mosaic will be fabricated in Boston USA using Artaic’s robotic manufacturing technology… and, Bostik’s Dimension® RapidCure™ Glass-Filled Grout, made of 60% recycled glass that allows light to pass through the grout joint and further illuminate adjacent tiles.
“At MGM Resorts, we look at innovation and really pushing the envelope,” stated Joyen M. Vakil, MGM Resorts’ Senior Vice President of Design & Development. “Design ‘N Gather obviously is about the mosaic medium. The products that are being utilized in DNG allow designers to express themselves seamlessly. Working with Bostik and Artaic and the technology brought to the table by them… is fantastic!”
DNG 2017 is quick, easy and FREE to enter. Registration is required, and participation is open to applicants from all design backgrounds including professionals, students and design enthusiasts. All submissions must be received not later than March 24, 2017. An esteemed panel of industry-specific experts will select the ten finalists and ultimately, the Grand Prize Winner. For more information on the event in general, please click on http://designngather.com. For information regarding registering for the competition, click on http://designngather.com/2017-las-vegas/competition/
A highly visible gallery consisting of DNG finalists will be on display at AIA Convention 2017 in Orlando, April 27-29. This same collection will also be showcased at HD Expo in Las Vegas, May 3-5. Ultimately, the Grand Prize Winner will be unveiled at an exclusive, VIP event sponsored by Bostik at Hyde Bellagio on May 4th.
“We’re continuing our mission,” summed up Dr. Ted Acworth, CEO/Founder of Artaic. “Together with Bostik and MGM Resorts International, our goal is to revitalize global appreciation for mosaic tile design. And, in doing so, discover new and talented individuals who are ready to bring this time-honored design treatment again to the forefront!”
Artaic designs and fabricates custom, award-winning tile-work. Combining modern technologies with an established art form, Artaic modernizes the creation of architecturally compelling mosaics. Through fast design iterations, free sampling and robotic production in the USA, the process of customization is made as simple and painless as purchasing stock products. Artaic’s Tylist™ software enables their skilled design team to easily collaborate with the robotic manufacturing systems, easing the creation of modern mosaics by increasing design flexibility and decreasing lead times and costs. Artaic’s Mass-Customization technologies enable the production of any size project, from small to large-scale production. For more information, visit www.artaic.com
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