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.
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.
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.
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.
Creative Edge Master shop has completed many projects using “soft” materials such VCT tile, sheet vinyl and carpet.
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.
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.
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 visitSHARING
Pour-in-Place terrazzo makes up the badge, while the State of California emblem (center) is a detailed stone mosaic.
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.
Vinyl composition tile in hundreds of colors and textures is a long-lasting and colorful medium for Police Department lobbies.
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.
Police badge was fabricated from Brass, with overlay and etched details.
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
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.