Bostik Inc. will be announcing the winning design for its most recent edition of Bostik Signature Spaces. Designers throughout North America were encouraged to submit their creative realizations of a waterjet cut-and-fabricated, round marble medallion to be installed in the main lobby of the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The focal location of this 13-foot diameter flooring masterpiece will be walked on and seen by over 20,000 hotel visitors every single day!
This latest event, The Art of Stone Flooring Design Contest, welcomed more than 200 design submissions from flooring installation contractors, artists, interior designers and architects with expertise in commercial spaces. The soon-to-be-announced Grand Winner could win a trip for two to Paris! The winning project will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be celebrated at a VIP award ceremony and industry-networking event at the Hyde Bellagio Nightclub.
Bostik, the sole sponsor of this competition, is partnering with MGM Resorts International (the owner of the Bellagio), Creative Edge Master Shop (the waterjet firm producing the winning design), NTCA (National Tile Contractors Association) and Superior Tile (the contractor to be installing the winning medallion).
According to Jim Belilove, president/founder of Creative Edge Master Shop, “This medallion will provide a focal signature space for the Bellagio; showing off the elegance of marble, and its combination with other architectural metals. Right now, I’m not going to give away much information on the actual design to be unveiled. But, I can state that the medallion marks the signature ‘B’ as well as the construction dates of this Las Vegas landmark.”
Scott Banda, director of marketing and business development at Bostik, states, “This is the fourth competition we’ve staged with our partners at MGM Resorts International in the last two years. In all of these, we’ve arranged for a permanent installation to take place in one of their key properties. Everybody involved wins. But in particular, those designers and tile & stone professionals who submit their designs have great opportunities to showcase their creative talents, and subsequently, receive notoriety. Bostik builds bonding situations with more than just its specialty adhesive systems. Through programs such as Bostik Signature Spaces, we bring people together, and they build relationships that last for years.”