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).

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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.
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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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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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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.

 

US Air Force emblem
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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Police badges waterjet fabricated from a variety of materials, Terrazzo , Brass, Carpet tile and Ceramic tile.

Montclair, California – Police Department

Pour-in-Place terrazzo makes up the badge, while the State of California emblem (center) is a detailed stone mosaic.

 

Terrazzo Pour – Montclair police Department badge

Lagrange, Georgia – Carpet Tile by Interface

Carpet is also a versatile material to use in making designs, badges and logo’s. The variety of colors is endless from Interface, inventor and primary supplier of carpet tile.
www.interfaceglobal.com

Lagrange, Ga police badge

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Police Department

Vinyl composition tile in hundreds of colors and textures is a long-lasting and colorful medium for Police Department lobbies.

 

Albuquerque Police Badge

Atlantic, Florida – Police Department

This Police badge was created for Atlantic Police Department from many colors of Porcelain materials. Note the detail in the State of Florida emblem, complete with palm trees and coconuts, in the central crest.

Montclair, California – Police Department

Police badge was fabricated from Brass, with overlay and etched details.

 

Brass, with overlay and etched details police badge.

 

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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.

You never knew an overlook could be so inspiring. California Coast
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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