Design ‘N Gather, the 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 backlit, tile mosaic mural to be permanently installed at the Hyde Bellagio nightclub overlooking the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas. Entrants will qualify to win various, including the Grand Prize, an all expenses- paid, trip for two to Paris, France!
“Based on the 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 a more globally promoted level,” declares Scott Banda, Bostik’s director of Marketing & Business Development. “In particular, this is evidenced by the location MGM has provided for us.”
All designs submitted must be created using Tylist, Artaic’s patented mosaic design software, and Artaic’s 3/8-inch vitreous glass tile materials, consisting of over 140 vibrant colors. The winning mosaic will be fabricated in Boston using Artaic’s robotic manufacturing technology, Bostik’s Dimension RapidCure Glass-Filled Grout, made of 60 percent recycled glass that allows light to pass through the grout joint and further illuminate adjacent tiles.
“At MGM Resorts, we look at innovation and push the envelope,” states Joyen M. Vakil, MGM Resorts’ senior vice president of Design & Development. “Design ‘N Gather is about the mosaic medium. The products that are being utilized in DNG allow designers to express themselves. Working with Bostik and Artaic and the technology brought to the table by them… is fantastic!”
DNG 2017 is 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. A panel of industry-specific experts will select the ten finalists and ultimately, the Grand Prize Winner. For more information on the event in general, click here. Visit this website for information regarding registering for the competition.
A 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 a VIP event sponsored by Bostik at Hyde Bellagio on May 4th.
“We’re continuing our mission,” sums 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 individuals who are ready to bring this design treatment again to the forefront!”