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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Various Piece created from or with Sodalite:
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.
The TERRAZZO TEK system by Creative Edge provides all the tools for Terrazzo artists and contractors to implement art, logo and pattern projects. The TERRAZZO TEK system was fully engaged for a recent upgrade to the Pittsburgh International Airport.
Roman Mosaic and Tile Company of Westchester PA, used 60,000+ square feet of stenciling system (Transfomz) and 100’s metal forms and inserts (Jetformz) to install the new Pittsburgh International Airport Airside terminal. This project consisted of 30 phases, mostly at night, to allow airport operations to be uninterrupted.
Doug Wilczek of Roman Mosaic was the project’s superintendent. Each section was laid out, stencils were spray painted to transfer the design for easy strip layout. This system eliminated many man hours, and ensured accurate implementation of the artist’s inspired and beautiful design.
Testimonial from Roman Mosaic & Tile Company
I can always rely on Creative Edge to provide terrific ideas, information and products for our terrazzo logos and designs. We recently installed terrazzo on several projects incorporating both their templates and terrazzo forms and I would not want to use any other product!
Keep up the great work!
Roman Mosaic and Tile Co.
JetFormz and TransFormz are registered service marks of Creative Edge Master Shop and are part of the TERRAZZO TEK system for terrazzo artistry. If you would like more information about using TERRAZZO TEK in your architectural projects, give us a call at 800-394-8145.SHARING
Creative Edge fabricates Labyrinths from any floor covering material from thermal granite pavers to linoleum sheet goods. Interior and Exterior. Ancient and Modern designs.
Labyrinth – Grace Episcopal Church – Exact Replica of Chartres Cathedral, France
- Client: Grace Episcopal Church
- Location: St Helena California
- Material: Granite Pavers
- Date: 2015
Labyrinth – VCT
Mary Queen of the Universe
Beautifully design medallions to enhance the main aisle and sanctuary of Mary Queen of the Universe medallions are different, they have a special symbol and or a religious scripture.
Medallions are waterjet fabricated by Creative Edge Master Shop. The materials used are marble and are hand selected by our designers to give each piece a glorious completed look.Material used to complete these medallions are: inca gold, crema marfil, french vanilla, rosa laguna, grigio light, Jerusalem gold, emperador light and emperador dark.
TEMPLE – BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
The size of mandirs vary from small, simple shrines to elaborate stone edifices. BAPS mandirs are traditionally categorized as either ‘shikharbadhha mandirs’ or ‘hari mandirs’. Shikharbadhha mandirs are built largely of stone and signature architectural pinnacles whereas hari mandirs are built using modern materials such as steel, concrete, cement.
Creative Edge Master shop was commissioned to complete 11 wall murals, the detailing on each piece is very complex, almost life like. A very large flooring mural/medallion as seen in the photos was designed and made out of marble and semi precious stones.
Saint Wenceslaus Church Dickinson North Dakota
The project encompassed ten medallions. Seven represent the Cardinal and eccesiatial virtues of the Catholic Church; Hope, Faith, Love, Charity, Fortitude, Prudence and Humility. Each medallion has a meaning to Msgr . Patrick A. Schumacher, STL and the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. He an the Artist spent time working with each other to make artwork and stone choices. Bronze was also used in the designs to accent the marble choices.
One medallion was for the official emblem of St. Wenceslaus, two medallions incorporate apiece of stone that Msgr. Schumacher brought back from the Vatican himself (white onyx) The piece was carefully sliced in half and polished. The artist designed a medallion to go around the pieces. Those two pieces are inscribed Basilica Vaticana e pavimento. (Meaning: Roman Vatican ground/floor tile). They were accented in bronze and emperador light and rosso laguna.
As a priest who had oversight of two church reconstruction projects within five years, I became fascinated with the work of Creative Edge during the planning of my latest project. The professionals at Creative Edge are extraordinary in what they do and tremendous people, as I built relationships with them. My fascination in their work lead me to personally visit their operations in Fairfield, Iowa. Their facility is amazing and their products everlasting. From initial design work to final installation, I couldn’t be more pleased in the success they brought to my efforts.
The 66,500 square foot Sanctuary is circular in nature.The center of the Sanctuary features a 25-foot symbolic emblem. Made by Creative Edge Master Shop from marble, brass, bronze and gold infused ceramic tile, the inlaid feature expresses the group’s spiritual ideals and shows symbols for religions worldwide. Made in 50 segments in Creative Edge Master Shop’s facility in Fairfield Iowa, the marble/metal work was transported to Walnut Creek and then installed by Cleveland Marble.
Designer Sonia Bendt knew that an oval medallion would be perfect for the oval foyer in her own Arizona penthouse. This shape is hard to find, so she turned to me at Creative Edge for a custom job.
“As a designer, I believe that an entrance should have an impact,” said Sonia. “The best way to do it is by featuring a dramatic, eye-catching medallion that coordinates with the architecture.”
Sonia designed the medallion and chose the stone colors from Creative Edge’s palette. The medallion flatters the Bendts’ 3,190-sq-ft. home, inspired by contemporary furniture designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Sonia attended The New York School of Interior Design and combined her interior design work with real estate sales.
You can read more about the Bendt’s home in Arizona Foothills Magazine.
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