Bostik’s Stone Flooring Competition Offers a Permanent Space at the Bellagio Hotel

Bostik Inc. has announced that another event has been added to its BOSTIKS SIGNATURE SPACES series of design competitions, THE ART OF STONE FLOORING DESIGN CONTEST. It is now open to architects, designers and other industry trade members/enthusiasts.

Scott Banda, Bostik director of marketing and business development states, “Bostik has been sponsoring national design competitions for the last few years. Due to the interest and success of these, including our most recent competition, BOSTIK SIGNATURE SPACES – THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORING DESIGN CONTEST, (which will have its grand prize winner announced on Jan. 31, of this year) we came up with the idea to have a somewhat similar event. This time, however, featuring a waterjet-cut and fabricated, natural stone medallion as our key design element. Together with our partners, National Tile Contractors Association, MGM Resorts International, CODAworx and Creative Edge Master Shop, we are inviting those within the stone design sector to get their creative engines in motion. Come up with their very own, one-of-a-kind masterpiece using a palette of natural marble.”

The grand prize winner’s design will be permanently installed in the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. According to Banda, “It will be a circular stone medallion; 10-foot in diameter, located right in the main lobby of the hotel; a setting where more than 20,000 people walk through daily. Additionally, the winner will receive a trip for two to Paris, valued at $5,000, courtesy of Bostik.

Banda, who with Joyen Vakil, senior vice president of design & development for MGM Resorts International, spearheaded this program, adds, “The winning design will be chosen by a panel of judges, all with credentials in stone flooring, architectural design or both. Those who want to take part in the competition must register.

“We are excited to partner with Bostik on this project,” exclaims Bart Bettiga, executive director of the National Tile Contractors Association. Creative Edge is a waterjet fabrication provider, and few companies are better suited to create the winning stone masterpiece than Jim Belilove’s firm. And because this medallion will be installed in the Bellagio, it was only fitting the installer would a NTCA 5-Star tile contractor, name to be announced shortly.”

Belilove adds, “We welcome the challenge to transform the winning design into a Renaissance-quality stone work of art. For 30 years, we’ve created more than 10,000 specialty projects worldwide for children’s hospitals, hotels & casinos, schools & universities, places of worship and ultra-luxury residences. This project, which ultimately will be so focal, is one of the most exciting for us!”

The winning design will be unveiled during a ceremony delivered during an industry networking event in early May at a Bellagio nightclub. Bostik and its partners will promote the event, both before and after, on a national basis. This will result in the winner not only receiving a grand prize, but also, to garner commercial construction industry prestige.

“We want our contest registrants to get just as stoked about waterjet fabricated stone flooring design as those who participated in our previous competitions relative to their respective creations,” concludes Banda. “Without question, I can state that our judges will be looking for something that takes stone design to the next level! Whose design will it be?”

BOSTIK SIGNATURE SPACES – THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORING DESIGN CONTEST registration is open now. Deadline for proposals is Feb. 28. Semi-finalist selection is March 7. Finalists’ selection is March 9. Grand prize winning selection is March 9. Project installation is April 25. Unveiling is slated for the second week of May 2018, date to be made available soon.

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