Select Page

The Competition

ATTENTION ALL MOSAIC DESIGN CREATIVE VIRTUOSOS!

 

If you are one of the world’s best architectural designers, let the industry know your name!

 

“Design ‘N Gather,” Artaic’s annual, global hospitality design competition will be co-sponsored this year with industry partner Bostik, a world leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction. The winner will receive a trip for two to Paris, France, as well as many other tremendous benefits!

Let your creative juices flow! Design a mosaic mural that portrays the energy, life and essence of Las Vegas. If selected by our panel of esteemed judges, your one-of-a-kind mosaic masterpiece will be produced and permanently installed as a 20′ x 8′ backlit wall at Wet Republic, MGM Grand’s 54,500 sqft pool venue. The Grand Prize Winner will be unveiled on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at “Party By The Pool,” HD Expo’s legendary poolside celebration. This year’s event, held at Wet Republic, expects over 1,500 attendees!

In addition to a permanent 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 ten finalists on display at the “Bostik Gallery Lounge,” located inside the exhibit hall throughout HD Expo.

The gallery of finalists will then move to AIA Convention 2016 in Philadelphia, the architectural design event of the year.

The Competition

At the intersections of digital and physical, art and technology, Artaic and Bostik continually stretch the boundaries of what can be designed with tile and grout, and we are inviting designers of all backgrounds to do the same.

The competition welcomes designers and collaborative groups from all disciplines: architecture, interior design, photography, painting, furniture design, product design, fashion, and any other creative field.

We will provide you with the unique tools to design original mosaic artwork – so come together, pick up new tools, and create a one-of-a-kind mosaic mural!

 

The Guidelines

  • Free participation, no purchase necessary.
  • Registration is required.
  • Participation is open to applicants from all design backgrounds including professionals, students and design-enthusiasts.
  • Participants must be over 21 years of age and currently reside within the US & Canada
  • Collaboration is encouraged. Entries may be submitted by groups, companies, and individuals alike.
  • Participants may submit up to 2 designs. Each concept must be submitted as a separate entry.
  • All submissions must be received prior to 11:59pm on Monday, April 4, 2016
  • Finalists will be selected by a jury of design professionals, in a blind merit-based judging process.
  • View the complete Terms and Conditions

The Location

If selected by our panel of esteemed judges, your one-of-a-kind mosaic masterpiece will be produced and permanently installed as a 20′ x 8′ backlit wall at Wet Republic. MGM Grand’s alluring 54,500 sqft venue is comprised of large saltwater pools, intimate dipping pools, daybeds, banquets, tricked-out bungalows and party cabanas.

 

The Inspiration

For the theme of the mosaic design, we are taking our cues from the location – Las Vegas! A vibrant city, one that is not afraid to experiment with design and utilize high-impact materials and products. The mosaic design should portray the energylife and essence of Las Vegas, through narrative and design, be it literal or abstract. 

THE MOSAIC

BOLD. MODERN. VIBRANT. ENERGETIC. CUTTING-EDGE.

To enter your design into the competition, your mosaic piece must be designed using Artaic’s Tessera™ mosaic design software, available as a free download.

The winning mosaic must be designed as a 20’ x 8’ backlit feature wall, and will be fabricated using Artaic’s robotic manufacturing technology.

Bostik’s Dimension™ RapidCure™ Pre-Mixed, Glass-Filled Grout, available in 15 designer colors, must be used as the final design element of the mosaic.

The winning mosaic will be the focal point of the Bostik Hospitality Pavilion at HD Expo’s “Party By The Pool.”

 

Artaic Tile Palette:

 

See Artaic’s design and fabrication process:

Bostik Grout Palette:

 

See Dimension™ RapidCure™ Grout in action:

 

 

THE PRIZES

FREE TRIP TO HD EXPO. FREE TRIP FOR TWO TO PARIS. MAJOR BRAGGING RIGHTS.

 

The winning mosaic will be permanently installed at Wet Republic, MGM Grand’s 54,500 sqft pool venue, and unveiled at “Party By The Pool,” HD Expo’s legendary poolside celebration and one of the most highly-attended events of the show.

 

First 50 entrants will receive:

  • VIP ticket to HD Expo’s Party by the Pool (Value: $100 1 per entrant)
  • Personal Tour of Artaic facilities with Founder & CEO Ted Acworth, during your next visit to Boston, Massachusetts

Top 10 Finalists will receive:

  • Decorative trophy mosaic panel of your design (approximately 2’ x 3’), suitable for hanging on a wall
  • Major press coverage throughout 2016 in various industry publications and online portals
  • Feature in Hospitality Design Magazine
  • Extra tickets for HD Expo’s Party by the Pool (Value: $100 per ticket – 3 tickets per finalist)

 

Top 3 Finalists will receive:

  • Free roundtrip airfare to HD Expo (Value: up to $500)
  • Plus all of the aforementioned items that the top 10 finalists receive.

Winner will receive:

  • Free trip for two to Paris, France (value: up to $5,000)
  • Free trip to HD Expo in Las Vegas (value: up to $1,000 including airfare, hotel and more)
  • Major publicity and press coverage at HD Expo
  • Special exposure in HD Magazine
  • Extra tickets for HD Expo’s Party by the Pool (Value: $100 per ticket – 5 tickets)
  • Plus all of the aforementioned items that the top 10 finalists receive.

 

HD Expo

Designs from the top ten finalists will be on display at the “Bostik Gallery Lounge” at HD Expo, the premier hospitality design trade show. With more than 800 exhibitors and 10,000 attendees looking for new products and inspiration, HD Expo offers a highly visible, lively, and creative space to highlight the winner and finalists of DNG 2016. 

 

AIA Convention

The gallery of finalists will then move to AIA Convention 2016 in Philadelphia, the architectural design event of the year. The show is a hotspot of activity featuring more than 170,000 square feet of booths, galleries and lounges. 

 

THE SPONSORS

@Artaic

Artaic designs and fabricates custom, award-winning tile-work. We modernize the creation of architecturally compelling mosaics through fast design iterations, free sampling and American robotic production. Custom tile is now fast and painless.

www.artaic.com

@Bostik_US

Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, we have been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape our daily lives.

www.bostik-us.com

Want to get involved?

Join our newsletter for DNG updates, the latest Artaic mosaics, and more