WINNING DESIGN OF BOSTIK SIGNATURE SPACES COMPETITION BEDAZZLES AS PERMANENT CENTERPIECE IN BELLAGIO LOBBY

 

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Bellagio – Contest winning medallion

 

Bostik, Inc., a world leader in adhesives and installation systems for building construction, announced the winning design for its most recent edition of Bostik’s Signature Spaces™… in stunning style.

This latest event, entitled “The Art of Stone Flooring Design Contest™,” welcomed design submissions from North American flooring installation contractors, artists, interior designers and architects with expertise in commercial spaces. Entrants were encouraged to submit their most creative realizations of a waterjet cut-and-fabricated, round marble medallion which was to be permanently installed in the main lobby of Las Vegas’ iconic Bellagio Hotel & Casino. 

At a VIP award ceremony and industry-networking event held May 3rd at Hyde, the Bellagio’s “Height of Decadence” nightlife venue, Rick Faber, Senior Graphic Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering was awarded the Grand Prize: a trip for two to Paris, France. In front of 600 high-powered guests, consisting primarily of architects and designers, Scott Banda, Bostik’s Director of Marketing & Business Development and emcee of the award ceremony, declared, “The lobby location of this 13′ diameter, stone flooring masterpiece is currently being viewed by over 20,000 Bellagio visitors every single day!”

Bostik, the sole sponsor of this competition, partnered 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 & Marble (The 5-Star contractor which installed the winning medallion).

Bellagio Hotel Unveiling
Bellagio winner receiving check..

According to Jim Belilove, President/Founder of Creative Edge Master Shop, “This medallion will provide an enduring signature space for the Bellagio, showing off the elegance of marble and its combination with other architectural metals. Right after it was unveiled, we were told the medallion’s beauty and workmanship was nothing less than “Renaissance quality!”

Todd Robinson, Director of Operations at Superior Tile & Stone commented, “It was an honor to be chosen to work on such a prestigious installation. The waterjet cut-and-fabricated medallion was not only beyond beautiful, but was delivered to the jobsite in the most professional way for our installers to handle the project. And of course, we utilized the Bostik system to ensure that the medallion was installed at optimal levels.”

Banda summed up the successful evening by stating, “This is the fourth competition we’ve staged with our partners at MGM Resorts International in the last three years. In all of these, we’ve arranged for a permanent installation to take place at one of their key properties. Everybody involved wins. But in particular, those who submitted their designs had great opportunities to showcase their creative talents, and subsequently receive well-deserved notoriety. Bostik builds strong bonding situations with much more than just its state-of-the-art specialty adhesive systems. Through programs such as Bostik Signature Spaces, we bring people together, and they build relationships that last for many years. That’s really strong bonding!”

About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €1.95 billion, the company employs 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. For the latest information, visit www.bostik.com.

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Bellagio Contest Winner Announced at the HD EXPO

Come See us at the HD EXPO for the announcement of the Bellagio medallion winner May 2, 3 & 4 Booth 3065.
The winner has been chosen Bostik/ Creative Edge Signature Spaces competition: A 13 foot original marble design for the lobby Medallion for the Bellagio Hotel. It is FANTASTIC and will be a memorable addition to one of Las Vegas’s premier hotels.
The award presentation will be made at HD Expo on May 3rd at the Hyde Nightclub in the Bellagio. Music, food and drink, fun, entertainment and inspiration! Join us by requesting a ticket from Creative Edge 800-394-8145 ask for Tami.
Sponsors: Bostik, Creative Edge Master Shop, NTCA & MGM- Bellagio.
Winner image.
Gala ticket image.
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Creative Edge Master Shop captured the majestic glory of Mount Rushmore in waterjet-cut stone

 

Mount Rushmore in the lobby of the Adoba Eco Hotel in Rapid City.  In 1991, It was one of the first large-scale waterjet lobby marble medallions in the world. Today, hotel visitors  continue to enjoy the enduring marble medallion as a memorable part of their Mt Rushmore visit.

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Adoba entrance sign – Largest Hotel Rapid City, South Dakota

 

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Mount Rushmore medallion made with waterjet technology for the Adoba Eco Hotel in Rapid City, ND.

Karim Merali purchased the largest hotel in Rapid City South Dakota with a vision of making it the premier hotel in the area. Merali wanted a unique lobby  treatment, since his hotel was at the  gateway to Mt Rushmore country. At first, his idea was a simple emblem at the entrance to the lobby. You can see nothing was simple in the lobby of this beautiful Hotel, look at the mural behind the Check in desk.

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Waterjet fabricated mural – behind check in desk

 

 

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The intricate shapes and contours of maps are made with the latest technology

Hand Bent vs CNC Waterjet Shapes

We make it easy for the Terrazzo contractor to install dazzling artwork, logos and patterns. The map shown here shows the compromises and approximation that result when the details of the continents, islands and coastlines have to be made from manually bent metal dividers. By contrast, the precision of waterjet technology allows these details to be faithfully represented to whatever degree of resolution desired by the designer. Complete control of map details, resolution and colors are assured and made easy for the designer.

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Waterjet cut form

 

Various maps: many colors, detail and materials:

Granite, Metal, Carpet , Terrazzo and Vinyl. All various materials that these maps are made from. Some simple – complex in there design. We hope you enjoy the various maps – No job to big or to small.

Aluminum & Cementitious terrazzo
Thermal granite & bronze
Vinyl

 

Colorful VCT

 

Rubber

 

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Masterpieces in Resilient Flooring

Creative Edge Master Shop is famous for its waterjet fabricated floors featuring marble and granite.  Waterjet technology is equally effective for fabricating designs, specialty logos and art using “soft” or resilient floor coverings including most kinds of sheet and tile products … and even carpet.

Maps in resilient floor coverings, give a sense of place and celebrate the local environment. Waterjet techniques ensure that details are accurate and true to the designer’s intent.

 

Vinyl Sheet – Map
VCT Tile – Map

Creative Edge Master shop has completed many projects using “soft” materials such VCT tile,  sheet vinyl and carpet.

VCT Tile
Children’s Hospital – Carpet Tile

 

Carpet Tile

 

Sheet Vinyl

 

Vinyl Sheet – Carpenters Union
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Buffalo Pacific Virtual Reality Center, Waterjet Fabricated $50 Gold Coin

Creative Edge Master Shop fabricated this beautiful medallion for Buffalo Pacific Corporation. Materials used: marble, limestone, gold and brass. This medallion is done with a 3D effect, areas of the medallion are raised and lowered to give it the effect of and actual coin.
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The grand lobby of the first Buffalo Pacific facility.
Completed picture of the iconic Buffalo coin at Creative Edge Master shop facility. This medallion is made with a 3D effect. It has raised areas of the medallion to give it the depth of and actual coin.
The buffalo is an iconic figure with great historical meaning. In fact, in 2016, it became the Official Mammal of the United States! The buffalo is a strong, beautiful animal that provided food, clothing and sustenance for generations of Americans. To honor the nation’s history and prepare to add to it, the Buffalo Pacific Corporation selected the $50 US Gold Coin as the company logo and icon. Creative Edge was selected to implement this icon in stone and metal for the company’s FIRST Headquarters building.
Buffalo coin at Creative Edge Master Shop assembly department, Fairfield Iowa.

 

Showing the layout and assembly of the Buffalo coin at Creative Edge Master Shop Facility in Fairfield Iowa. medallion was made using waterjet technology and marble, granite and metal.
Buffalo Pacific is a technology-enabled real estate company with a portfolio of 14 US patents in communication services. This technology connects people at a distance in a 3D, high resolution life-sized interaction. The technology is being utilized to delivery financial services, education and healthcare in their Community Portals. The first installation is located in Troy, Ohio.
Installation photo of $50 gold buffalo coin supplied by Buffalo Pacific.

The company has plans plans to place 10,000 locations across the United States to enable distributed access to healthcare, education and financial services—the very core services that every citizen and community needs to grow and prosper.

Started in 2012 by David Allen, Buffalo Pacific is an entrepreneurial company at heart with a vision to “do well by doing good”. The company’s mission is to transform how people connect by leveraging time, talent and location resources.
Learn more at www.BuffaloPacific.com
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ARCHITECT: Richard Drake of Englewood, Ohio, an expert in innovative commercial and retail architecture.
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Bostik’s Signature Spaces™ Series of Design Competitions: The Art of Stone Flooring™ Design Contest

Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas Design Contest

This is a unique design opportunity to create a 10’ diameter marble floor medallion/mural for the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. This floor sees over 20,000 visitors per day in one of the most famous hotels in the world. The winning design will be chosen by a panel of judges and celebrated at a special rewards ceremony and industry networking event inside a premier nightclub in the Bellagio. Bostik, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of adhesives for building construction is the sponsor of this competition. Bostik is partnering with MGM Resorts International (the owner of the Bellagio), Creative Edge Master Shop (the waterjet firm producing the winning design) and the NTCA (National Tile Contractors Assoc.)

Contest Guidelines:

This is a Request for Proposals. Artists should submit a design (or multiple designs) for a medallion/mural in a circular space, 10 feet in diameter. The winning design must fit into a 10’ diameter, marble, floor medallion/mural for the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel in Vegas.” pre-cut, 10’ diameter area which resides amidst a field of marble tile now. The material to be used will be marble. It will be cut using the waterjet process of Creative Edge Master Shop. The design must work within the space of the Bellagio lobby, an old world, classic Italian architecture and design.

Media: Marble will be used and will be waterjet cut. The color pallet will be provided soon after determination by MGM design staff.

Waterjet is incredibly versatile and can be used to cut almost any shape or design you can imagine. This is managed by tracing your design in CAD and converting it to vector line work that the machine can be programmed to follow. Then that program is given to the machine to cut any type of material to the tightest tolerances using 50,000 psi of a water/abrasive mixture.

Things to keep in mind while designing:

  • Define your lines clearly. Every line is a precise cut – sketchy lines may be difficult to interpret.
  • Avoid thin “feathery” design lines. Even though any material can be cut by waterjet – some materials do not hold up to a lot of thin internal cuts.
  • Keep in mind that your design will be “broken up” into roughly 3’ x 3’ sections to keep them manageable while installing. We will add “break up lines” where needed.Feel free to explore your creative side with this technology.
Examples of stone floors for the Art of Stone Flooring™ Design Contest
The Art of Stone Flooring™ Design Contest

If you have any questions about materials, mechanics or design, please call Travis Hunt at Creative Edge Master Shop: 641-233-7171.

How to enter and qualify:

During the contest period, entrants must:

  • Go to the contest page:bostik.com/us/ArtOfStone to download project renderings and specifications for stone floor entry to be submitted into the Contest.
  • Using supplied project renderings and specifications, design and specify a creative, one-of-a-kind stone mural floor.
  • Go to the Contest page: bostik.com/us/ArtOfStone and click-through page link taking the entrant directly to the sign up and submittal page.
  • Submit design in a PDF along with a valid email address and all of the required contact information. There is no limit to the number of entries per person, but each design must be submitted separately. By entering this Contest, entrants agree that they shall not be entitled to see any entry scores, and all scores and decisions relating to the Contest shall be determined in the sole and complete discretion of the judges and shall be final. All submissions and entries will not be returned and the winning submission will be come the sole and complete property of sponsors.
Contact: Codaworx
Deadline to submit: Feb. 28, 2018 3pm Central Standard time (-6 GMT)
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Sodalite from Bolivia used for custom luxury projects

Sodalite is a semi-precious stone often used for jewelry and art pieces.More information at:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodalite

A number of deposits occur on different continents.,but quantities have been limited until the development of the Bolivian Fredyassian quarry. This deposit is extensive and is producing sizable blocks with unique patterns and dense blue features.

The exclusive Italian distributor of this sodalite quarry SCM Marmi has more details about this marvelous stone. SEE…www.scm-marmi.com and www.remarmo.com.

Various Piece created from or with Sodalite:

 

US Department of the Air force Medallion.
Solid carved sodalite Bath Tub
Complex Custom piece: Sodalite and Statuary
Complex Medallion Entry : Sodalite, Giallo Reale, Carrara and variety of marbles.

This deposit is Unique and Produces dazzling blue/white patterns, stocked in the USA

One of the beauties of this deposit is the many colors and patterns that occur with the brilliant blue of the sodalite mineral. Each patterns creates a different mood and coordinates with many interior concepts. White, Yellow, brown all work together in patterns and textures.

Brown Lightning – Sodalite Marble
Blue Bird – Sodalite Marble
Blue Granite
Mountain Lake Blue – Sodalite Marble
Linear Blue Stripes and Bands – Sodalite Marble
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Nachusa Grasslands Waterjet fabricated Corten Steel animals and plant life

Working as a team with Signature Design and Engraphix,  Creative Edge fabricated all-metal animals and plants from corten steel and brass to enhance the newly built educational plaza for The Nature Conservancy. Corten is a self-oxidizing metal which weathers well and is ideal for outdoor projects. Brass was integrated into the design as a further enhancement. Our waterjet technology was programmed to cut holes in the corten steel and each piece of brass was fastened to the steel by using a stud and nut. The completed pieces of corten and brass were then welded to the stainless steel panels.

Bison

 

Eastern Cottontail (rabbit)

 

Eastern Cottontail (rabbit)

 

native bird – Nachusua Grasslands

 

Pale Purple Coneflower

 

Welcome Sign Nachusua Grassland

 

VISIT…

The Nachusa Grasslands tall grass prairie conservancy located near Franklin Grove in Lee County, Illinois. It is operated by the Nature Conservancy.The 3,600-acre Nachusa Grasslands preserve consists of large remnant prairie, woodlands, and wetlands being reconnected through habitat restoration to create one of the largest and most biologically diverse grasslands in Illinois.

Working hand–in–hand with Conservancy staff, a dynamic community of volunteer stewards collect and plant seeds, manage invasive species, repair wetlands, and conduct controlled burns in order to preserve, protect, and share this precious endangered ecosystem.

Construction on our new Nachusa Visitor Center has been completed (fall 2017) come out for a visit

Nachusua Grassland Conservancy visitors center
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