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.
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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.

 

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VCT Tile – Map

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

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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.
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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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The Art of the Military Memorial

Waterjet Technology Enables Dramatic New Memorial Design in Granite, Brass, Stainless and Marble

It has been our honor and privilege to design and waterjet fabricate military memorials that have been installed around the United States of America. These memorials are sacred, and honor veterans who serve, and have served from all branches of the US Armed Forces.

Creative Edge Master Shop uses our innovative approach to enhance the artistry of military memorials. Utilizing new materials and combinations, we integrate brass, bronze, and stainless with granite, marble and other stones.

Arial view of Patriot Plaza in Sarasota Cemetery
Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota FL. Sarasota National Cemetery is one of the many national cemeteries maintained by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Creative Edge fabricated a 50 foot world map from granite for the Patriot Plaza.

 

Detail view of the world map at Patriot Plaza
Sarasota National Cemetery, Detail view of the world map at Patriot Plaza. The map coastline was fabricated by waterjet from dark granite to contrast with the beige granite of the sea and the land.

 

Citizen Soldier, located in the Iowa National Guard Armory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Citizen Soldier, located in the Iowa National Guard Armory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sculptural figures are cast bronze and background is waterjet-fabricated aluminum, stainless and brass.

 

Citizen Soldier, Cedar Rapids IA Designed by artist Chris Bennett. Cast bronze on a background using waterjet and cut metal.

 

Cherokee Warrior Memorial
Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah OK The Capitol of the Nation . The Cherokee Warrior Memorial honors Cherokee veterans.
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Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah OK. Cherokee war feathers are fabricated from five colors of granite.

 

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Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio TX . A 60 foot plaza fabricated from granite celebrates the founding of the United States Air Force in 1947.

 

Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio TX Installed in ‘Memorial Plaza’ to commemorate the 1947 origin of the US Air Force. Rendered in multicolored granite, brass, and exotic blue sodalite. WWII veteran of the Army Air Corps admires this tribute while it is at the Creative Edge shop in Iowa, before installation in Texas.

 

The All Veterans Memorial in Fairfield Iowa.
The All Veterans Memorial in our hometown, Fairfield Iowa. The three eagles represent veterans of the past, present, and future. The four foot plaque is made of granite inlaid with stainless steel.
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Stone Interpretive Displays Along the Pacific Coast Highway A Durable, Permanent Solution

You’re driving down the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), which hugs the dramatic California coastline near the Oregon border, to the sun-drenched beaches of San Diego.

And, as happens on any road trip with world-class views beckoning, you eventually stop at an overlook, in this case the Julia Pfeiffer Burns Vista Point in Monterey County near Big Sur. This is where your already awesome trip suddenly gets better. As you look up to gaze at a giant bird gliding far above, you look down and see a life-size, biologically correct stone mosaic of the iconic California condor at your feet. Suddenly you know you’ve just glimpsed the condor in its natural habitat.

A few steps away, you look down and see another life-size replica of a 50-foot gray whale with her baby, also rendered in subtle shades of natural granite, inlaid into the pavement. And if you’re lucky, as you turn to the sea you’ll spot one of hundreds of gray whales that swim along the shore in this area every year.

It doesn’t end there. As you keep driving down the Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara, you will be treated to seven different vista points, each with multiple interpretive displays to inform and inspire you about the wildlife, natural landmarks, and history of the local area.

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How these beautiful interpretive displays of art and nature came about is a story of extraordinary vision and teamwork that involved the California DOT (Caltrans) landscape architects, field biologists, and a small but internationally renowned waterjet company based in Iowa, called Creative Edge.
Creative Edge Master Shop became involved when California DOT (Caltran) contracted them to create the design, artwork, and installation for the interpretive stone mosaics of four different native animals-a California condor, a gray whale, a sea otter and a California brown bear-in three different vista points along and near the Pacific Coast Highway.
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Fundidora Park , Monterrey Mexico

Bostik, Inc., a world leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, recently announced the winner of the Bostik Mexico Mural Competition/Pro Category in typical grand fashion. Ten of Mexico’s most well-known architectural designers were commissioned to design a unique stone mural, one of which to be selected as Grand Prize Winner by a panel of industry-specific judges. The winning design would be cut and fabricated by Creative Edge Master Shop, the firm that first harnessed the capabilities of high-pressure waterjet technology to cut, fabricate and deliver unique architectural projects. Stone material, provided by NuWa Stone, would consist of stunning marbles, granites, lava stones and basalts. Ultimately, this imposing 30′ x 30′ tour de force would be installed in Monterrey, Mexico’s Fundidora Park as a ventilated façade on the wall of a massive, defunct foundry.
Designed by competition winner, architect Tomás Güereña, the Grand Prize mural is an interpretation of the evolution/transformation of the former Steel and Foundry Company of Monterrey into Fundidora Park, a highly popular public venue and site of Latin America’s foremost Museum of Industrial Archeology.
“The mural was bonded and installed with Bostik’s high-performance technology, Panel Tack™, allowing us to quickly transform an old foundry wall into a modern, masterpiece-quality work of art,” exclaimed Daniel Sanchez, Bostik Mexicana’s National Sales Manager, Consumer & Construction Business Unit , who presided over the mural’s unveiling as Master of Ceremonies to the nearly 100 industry professionals who attended.
Creative Edge President/Founder Jim Belilove added, “Over 2,000 pieces of NuWa’s stone material were individually precision-cut by our computer-driven waterjet systems. Tolerances were extremely tight for a project of this magnitude. In most cases, joints were 1/16th of an inch or less! The entire mural was put together using Bostik installation materials. I cannot imagine a better product line to use for an undertaking such as our Monterrey mural.”
Gracie Morris, President/CEO of then stated, “NuWa Stone was proud to partner with Bostik and Creative Edge to co-sponsor this latest installation of the stone-art contest in the beautiful city of Monterrey. The entire experience was seamlessly delivered and successfully executed from beginning to end, thanks to the wonderful team at Bostik. The opportunity not only allowed NuWa Stone to engage with local designers and architects in Mexico, but also to be a part of the winning artist’s vision through the use of natural stone.”
After the unveiling presentation, all attendees were invited to an upscale, lavish hospitality event right inside the former Steel and Foundry Company of Monterrey, hosted by Bostik. “We’re highly focused on building our brand throughout the Americas,” declared Scott Banda, Bostik’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. “This is a very ‘hot’ construction region, which currently is burgeoning with both new construction and high-end renovation. Mexico’s construction industry is very focused on using the most updated, specialty installation materials. As a result of that, we’re establishing legions of new and mutually beneficial partnerships throughout this part of the world.”
About Bostik, Inc.
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial, construction and consumer 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 €1.6 billion, the company employs 4,900 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. Bostik is a company of Arkema.

 

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