30 Years of Colorful Ceramic Art!


30 YEARS OF COLORFUL CERAMIC ART!

Colorful, durable and infinite in size and texture, ceramic materials are among mankind’s oldest building materials (right after stone).

Until the advent of waterjet technology, ceramics had few fabrication options…limited to drilling, molding and sawing.

Waterjet removes many constraints and now with this technology designers can make art, detailed logos, patterns and murals of excellent resolution and detail. Ceramics are now a flexible graphic medium.

CLICK HERE to see a multitude of colorful Ceramic projects

For help with your special project: quotes, design, sourcing, management or inspiration, feel free to contact us.

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Principals
Cell: (641) 919-7386
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30 Years of Healing Environments – Utilizing Waterjet Technology to Create Cheerful Spaces in Children’s Hospitals

CHEERFUL SPACES FOR CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS

Designers of children’s healthcare facilities have abandoned the tradition of drab, minimal old-style hospitals, and now specify colorful, exuberant, educational and enlivening spaces.

As lively and colorful environments have been shown to help in the healing process, health care designers have made use of the techniques of waterjet fabrication to create masterpiece floors.

Creative Edge has been there from the beginning — offering our innovative techniques for terrazzo, vinyl, carpet, ceramic and colored rubber.

CLICK HERE to see the next generation of Children’s Hospitals!

For help with your special project: quotes, design, sourcing, management or inspiration, feel free to contact us.

Jim and Ginger Bellilove
Principals
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Office: (641) 472-8145
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30 Years of Waterjet Fabrication in Retail – Welcoming Customers in Retail Spaces

WELCOMING RETAIL SPACES

The goal of retail design is to make customers feel welcome and inspired by surroundings that make it interesting, pleasant and convenient to shop.

Branded store entrances, nicely-designed plazas and store interiors that resonate with the merchandise are key advantages of waterjet-fabricated retail spaces.

For over 30 years, thousands of malls and stores coast-to-coast have been enhanced with floor patterns from Creative Edge Master Shop.

CLICK HERE to see AWESOME Retail Projects!

For help with your special project: quotes, design, sourcing, management or inspiration, feel free to contact us.

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30 Years of Terrazzo Innovation

TERRAZZO for COLOR, DURABILITY and ARTISTRY

Terrazzo is an Italian construction technique dating from Roman times. Consisting of marble chips in a concrete matrix, terrazzo has been used to create decorative art, entrances and logos for 100s of years.

The advent of epoxy terrazzo has expanded the durability, flexibility and range for color fields and decorative details. New types of chips are practical with epoxy. These innovations along with waterjet techniques have greatly enhanced the art of the decorative floor.

Over the past 20 years, Creative Edge has used waterjet technology as the basis of a suite of techniques, which we call TERRAZZO TEK so that master terrazzo contractors can efficiently install emblems, accents and dazzling artistry in colorful floors.

Creative Edge has developed revolutionary techniques for fast and accurate installation of Terrazzo, making more applications possible and economical:

JetFormz Metal divider systems…

Terrazzo AccuFormz Perfect emblems…

Terrazzo-Tek-NoFormz-640 Jointless art…

Terrazzo TransFormz Art transfer and layout…

CLICK HERE to see AMAZING Terrazzo Projects!

For help with your special project: quotes, design, sourcing, management or inspiration, feel free to contact us.

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Principals
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Office: (641) 472-8145
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30 Years of Inspiration, Love and Faith

CATHEDRALS, TEMPLES, CHURCHES and MOSQUES for the GLORY OF GOD !

The most ornate buildings in the world are dedicated to the glory of God. All religions use the most beautiful and meaningful symbols and materials to adorn their places of worship.

For the past 30 years, Creative Edge Master Shop has been thrilled to contribute to sacred buildings with decorative elements, symbols, murals and emblems.

View more inspiring RELIGIOUS symbols and decoration!

For help with your special project: quotes, design, sourcing, management or inspiration, feel free to contact us.

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Principals
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Office: (641) 472-8145
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Veterans Day 2018: Honoring Those Who Have Served Our Nation … 30 Years of Military Memorials

30 years of Honoring Veterans & The Military!

MILITARY and MEMORIALS: IT IS OUR HONOR…

Throughout history, stone and bronze have been used to embody permanence and dignity. These materials are used to honor military service and preserve the memory of those that defend the nation. It has been our honor to design and fabricate these tributes to veterans and the armed forces.

With waterjet, granite and metals have expanded expressive options. Memorials designed with Creative Edge are innovative and dramatic in representing military logos, symbols, maps, equipment and military events.

CLICK HERE to see Memorials honoring Military Service!

For help with your special project: quotes, design, sourcing, management or inspiration, feel free to contact us.

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Principals
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Office: (641) 472-8145
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From Times Square to Disney World, 30 Years of Streetscapes, Plazas, Artwork, Monuments, and more

30 years Making Amazing Special Places!

Waterjet fabrications decorate many dramatic public spaces.
From New York’s Times Square to the Entrance to Disneyworld in Orlando, waterjet’s ability to shape heavy stone and combine dissimilar materials is ideal for streetscapes, plazas, artwork, and monuments.
Noted artists and creators have collaborated with Creative Edge to make “Special Places” throughout the USA.

View more inspired SPECIAL PLACES

For help with your special project: quotes, design, sourcing, management or inspiration, feel free to contact us.

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Principals
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Office: (641) 472-8145
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Waterjet Applied to School Spirit: 30 Years of Classic and Ferocious Logos

 SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY: MASCOTS, MEMORIALS and SYMBOLS

Every educational institution has an emblem that is the symbol of the school.

Actually, many institutions have two logos…one dignified with Roman numerals, Latin sayings and inspiring mottos, and the other logo is some ferocious animal (bear, eagle, tiger, steamroller etc.) that represents the schools’ athletic teams and their aggressive approach to utterly defeating rivals.

Fortunately, the full range of such symbols can be created using waterjet fabrication. Any type of permanent architectural material such as brass and bronze and stone can be used, as well as colorful combinations of virtually any floor covering.

The art of school and university symboling now has unlimited possibilities.

View our portfolio of 30 years of Nationwide Education Projects

For help with your special project: quotes, design, sourcing, management or inspiration, feel free to contact us.

Jim and Ginger Bellilove
Principals
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COMING SOON…30 Years of Amazing Floors!

New Technology Enables New Artistry.
Presenting 30 years of Waterjet Artistry Since 1988

1988 was the start….In that year, it dawned on us that the new waterjet technology with its amazing speed, precision and versatility could revolutionize architectural fabrication. The new-found capabilities of waterjet could unleash wonderful new artistry and creativity. We set out to do just that.

“NEW TECHNOLOGY ENABLES NEW ARTISTRY” we proclaimed.

Throughout history, technology and artistry are intertwined. Technical advances lead to new forms of expression. And with every new method of shaping materials, creative persons have used the new media as a way of expressing their vision, decorating structures ad stirring the soul.

So it has been over the past 30 years of architectural waterjet. There is nothing finished about this process…we have just begun to explore the possibilities. We invite all creative people to participate with us.

TWELVE Waterjet Porfolios: Over the next twelve email messages, we will review 30 years of our “greatest hits”: the worldwide projects that exemplify the extraordinary uses of waterjet. These projects were developed with artists, designers and architects who were not bashful about their own exuberant creativity and boldly used this new technology.

EXPLORE 30 Years of development of the Waterjet Technique!

 Colors of Ceramic as a Graphic Medium

 Waterjet for the New Generation of Hospital Design

 Educational Institutions Identification and Inspiration

 Grand Entrances for Grand Properties

 Extraordinary Marble and Gemstone Floors

 Honoring Veterans in Granite and Bronze

 Durable, Inspiring Public Spaces

 Decorating Sacred Spaces

 Graphic Design in every Floor Covering

 Welcoming Customers

 Unique Spaces, Unique Fabrication

 New Technology Enhances the Ancient Art of Terrazzo

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

 

Bellagio - MGM Casino and resort
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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