Tile of Spain’s “Passport To Creativity” Contest Now Open for Entries

Tile of Spain contest

Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 125 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER), is now accepting entries for the fifth annual “Passport to Creativity” contest.

 

The contest gives architects and interior designers an opportunity to enter to win a free trip to Spain. Winners will participate in a February 2017 architectural excursion where they will earn CEU credits and have a chance to visit Cevisama 2017, the International Ceramic Tile and Bath Furnishing Show in Valencia, Spain.

 

Passport to Creativity has been a popular contest amongst architects and designers for the past five years,” states Rocamador Rubio Gomez, representative for Tile of Spain. “The submission process allows for these talented individuals to be creative, while also sparking design ideas for future projects. We are looking forward to see what creative entries we receive this year!”

 

To enter, Tile of Spain asks architects and interior designers to be creative and submit a picture of themselves with Spanish Tile. The tile can be a photo, a catalog or even a sample of Spanish Tile. Photos can be downloaded from the Inspiration Gallery at tileofspainusa.com. Be imaginative, and have fun!

 

The Tile of Spain 2017 Passport to Creativity Tour, running February 19th to 24th, 2017, includes time to explore beautiful Spain while experiencing its world-famous culture including the culinary arts, historical sites and attractions with architectural and design significance. The trip also includes a guided visit to Cevisama 2017, factory and booth tours and an exclusive press conference. All participants will earn CEU credits.

 

For complete rules, and details on how to enter “Passport to Creativity”, please visit www.tileofspainusa.com/contest. Entries will be accepted through November 30, 2016.

Stay connected with Tile of Spain on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram for up-to-date information about Spanish tile manufacturers and ceramic trends.

 

David Allen Company Presents 20th Annual Design School Scholarship

Accompanied by College of Design Dean Hoversten, Robert Roberson (on right), David Allen Company’s Chairman, presents the 2016 David Allen Company Scholarship to Architectural Student Amanda Fuller.

Accompanied by College of Design Dean Hoversten, Robert Roberson (on right), David Allen Company’s Chairman, presents the 2016 David Allen Company Scholarship to Architectural Student Amanda Fuller.

For the past 20 years David Allen Company has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to a gifted and promising architectural student at the North Carolina State University College of Architecture. The Dean of the college makes the selection to either a graduate or an undergraduate student.

Robert Roberson, Chairman, presented the 2016 award to Amanda Fuller, who has been identified by the Design School faculty as a promising leader in architecture.

David Allen Company has a long history of promoting the use of tile, marble, granite, natural stone, and terrazzo through its relationship with and support of architectural and design schools.  With offices in Raleigh, NC; Washington, DC; Columbia SC; Birmingham, AL and South Florida, the company is celebrating its 96nd year in 2016.

Bostik Sponsors Architect’s Book-Signing Event in Toronto

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Dr. Ted Acworth, Artaic; Dee Dee Eustace Taylor, Taylor Hannah Architect, Inc., Scott Banda, Bostik

Bostik, Inc. (bostik.com/us) one of the world’s largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants graciously sponsored a major book-signing event on September 28th. On a rooftop deck in the chic Yorkville section of Toronto, a formidable and enthusiastic crowd, which included a major cross-section of the “who’s who” of Canadian architecture, joined to celebrate well-known architect/interior designer Dee Eustace Taylor, Principal of Taylor Hannah Architect, Inc., who unveiled her new book, DEE DEE RULES: NYC LIFE, LOVE AND DESIGN. In it, the author shares 365 Design Rules as she humorously and without filters, journals her daily life over the course of a magical year living in New York City. With over 75 images of Dee Dee’s architecture / interior design projects, the book balances the hot topics of Life, Love and Design, while inspiring readers endlessly to “love designing your life.”

“We were pleased to sponsor the event,” exclaimed Scott Banda, Bostik’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. “Dee Dee’s firm not only regularly specifies Bostik products… she was our at-show spokesperson both at HD Expo in Las Vegas and the AIA Convention in Philadelphia. She is currently helping us better address a genre she knows so well: the North American Architectural & Design Community.”

Bruce Kuwabara, KPMB Architects; Dee Dee Eustace Taylor, Taylor Hannah Architect; Scott Banda, Bostik

Bruce Kuwabara, KPMB Architects; Dee Dee Eustace Taylor, Taylor Hannah Architect; Scott Banda, Bostik

Dr. Ted Acworth, President/CEO of Artaic Innovative Mosaic, Bostik’s marketing partner, added, “This beautiful evening proved to not only be a great tribute to Dee Dee… the networking opportunities were amazing. A great deal of state-of-the-art architectural project work comes from our neighbors up north.  A number of key Canadian architectural movers-and-shakers were in attendance. Overall, the event couldn’t have been better!”

About Bostik, Inc.

Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, they have been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape people’s daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of $1.63 billion, the company employs 4,800 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. Bostik is a company of Arkema. Visit bostik.com/us for more information.

ASID Welcomes the American Chemistry Council as Material ConneXion Library Founding Sponsor

New American Society of Interior Designer’s Headquarters Boasts State-of-the-Art Materials Library

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 2, 2016) — The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is pleased to announce and welcome the American Chemistry Council (ACC) as the Founding Sponsor of the Material ConneXion library housed within the newly opened ASID Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Society welcomes the involvement of ACC as it showcases the impact of design materials on the human experience.

The ASID Material ConneXion library features samples of innovative materials and products which contribute to health and wellness in the built environment. The collection is segmented into in eight categories, including polymers, process, naturals, metals, carbon-based, cement-based, ceramics, and glass, and is intended to assist design professionals in selecting and specifying materials for future projects.

ACC represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry, a $797 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation’s economy. ACC member companies apply the science of chemistry to develop innovative products and services that make people’s lives better, healthier, and safer. Chemical ingredients provide benefits that contribute to the safety, durability, energy-efficiency, and attractiveness of buildings today.

“The products of chemistry enable countless innovations in buildings, from insulation that reduces air leaks and heat transfer, to flexible and leak-resistant piping, to ‘smart’ windows that help keep buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter,” said ACC Vice President Debra Phillips. “ACC is proud to work with ASID and Material ConneXion to showcase the products that make advances in health and wellness in the built environment possible.”

As Founding Sponsor, ACC’s sponsorship made it possible for ASID to install the Material ConneXion library in the new ASID offices. Headquartered in New York, Material ConneXion maintains the world’s largest subscription-based materials library featuring more than 8,000 innovative materials and processes across all disciplines of design – the ASID library in Washington, D.C., will showcase 300 of the materials.

To introduce the Material ConneXion library to the design community and public, ASID will host an open house on October 18, 2016, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Society’s headquarters at 1152 15th Street, N.W., Suite 910, Washington, D.C. 20005. RSVP to attend the event no later than October 13, 2016.

“ASID is a Society that thrives and advances through partnerships with like-minded organizations who believe that design has the power to transform lives,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “ASID is honored to welcome the American Chemistry Council as the Founding Sponsor of our new Materials ConneXion library. ACC’s contribution will enable ASID to assist interior designers in specifying the latest, most advanced materials that support health and wellness in their projects.”

5th Annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship Opens

Daltile  logo (2)asidThe 5th annual Daltile Interior Design Scholarship, presented by the ASID Foundation, is now open for submissions. The 2016 contest challenges students to redesign an existing hotel lobby using key biophilic design principles to address and enhance the guest experience.

Biophilia is the concept that people have an inherent desire to connect with nature and natural systems, highlighting the relationship between nature, human biology and the design of the built environment. The principles of biophilic design gives designers the guidance to design spaces that positively impact occupants’ health, productivity, creativity, and wellbeing.

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Madrid-Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain

Undergraduate interior design students from all over the country will enter this year’s contest, which will award $27,500 in scholarships. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 towards their education, and three runners-up with each receive $2,500. New this year, the school with the highest number of completed student submissions will be awarded a $10,000 grant.

Students can enter their submissions from now until Sept. 22, 2016. The winner will be announced on Nov.10, 2016, at the ASID Career Exchange at NeoCon East in Philadelphia. For more details, please visit www.daltiledesign.com.

Daltile opens doors to remodeled showrooms in Las Vegas and Denver

Daltile has officially opened the doors on remodeled showrooms in the Denver and Las Vegas markets. Both locations celebrated with grand opening events last week. A slab yard attached to a traditional gallery setting at both locations provides a single-source resource for local architecture and design communities.

Multifunctional workspaces, tile libraries, hospitality areas and conference rooms were remodeled with design professionals and clientele in mind.

“We wanted to create inviting spaces that inspire our customers,” said Corinthia Runge, manager of gallery and showroom operations for Daltile. “Our new locations were designed by designers, for designers, making it easy to imagine what is possible in any space.”

Las Vegas

In Las Vegas, the 5,800 square-foot tile and stone gallery, visitors are welcomed into the space by a floor-to-ceiling desert cactus mosaic mural that reflects the central Las Vegas location. Exploring the space, products are artfully displayed on floors, walls and partitions.

20160718-DT-VegasGallery0440 20160718-DT-VegasGallery0467 Dal Las VEGAS restroom_35A0107 Dal LAS VEGAS_35A0148 Daltile Las VEGAS_35A0066A loose tile library provides customers with full-size samples to help match and coordinate styles for their projects, and an LCD touch screen lets customers virtually flip through the digital catalog, view inspiration gallery images and build out designs with the tile and stone visualizer tool. The space is accented with a custom chandelier made with tile pieces, bringing further inspiration for guests.

The hospitality area features a stunning diamond-matched Aqua Marine Granite backsplash and bright white Morning Frost ONE Quartz countertops. A more intimate space for designers or architects to consult with clients is provided in the modern conference room showcasing a striking slab tabletop.

Connected to the open, bright showroom is an expansive slab yard housing hundreds of slabs for selection from exotics, to granite and quartz. This offering allows designers to utilize the space as a multi-faceted hub for tile and stone specification from floor to ceiling.

The Las Vegas Tile & Stone Gallery, located at 3345 W. Sunset Road, Suite G, hosted a vintage Las Vegas themed grand opening event on Aug. 3, 2016, to celebrate the new space.

 

Denver

In Denver, the 4,700 square-foot tile and stone showroom, features an entry area with a large stone slab desk with waterfall accent that provides a focal point for visitors to begin their journey through the space. An accompanying fireplace vignette featuring four book-matched slabs warmly welcomes visitors and showcases the striking stone slab offerings.

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An adjacent slab-yard and neighboring Mohawk carpet showroom creates a holistic experience conveniently located in the heart of Denver.

The Daltile Denver Showroom, located at 852 S. Jason St., Unit 8, hosted a “Colorado Local” themed grand opening event on Aug. 4, 2016 to celebrate the showroom remodel.

For more information about the breadth and depth of Daltile product and retail offerings, visit Daltile.com.

Crossville Announces Winners for Its 2016 “The Common Thread for the Cure” Scarf Design Contest

Crossville, Tennessee – Crossville, Inc. has announced the winners of the 2016 The Common Thread for the Cure scarf design contest, a biennial competition held in support of the nonprofit organization that provides practical support for members of the furnishings and interior design industries facing the challenges of breast cancer.

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People’s Choice: “Yin & Yang” by Beatriz Lopez, Chicago, Ill.

“We received lots of entries this year, so it’s really exciting to see how the voting turned out,” states Robin Rhea, Crossville’s director of brand marketing. “We appreciate how our network of distributors and the interior design and tile industry communities rallied to show their creativity in support of this great cause.”

For this year’s competition, there is a Judges’ Choice winner, as well as the People’s Choice winner determined by popular vote.

The Judges’ Choice was selected by a panel of interior design professionals: Kathy Sandler of Nashville, Allan Dallatorre of Los Angeles, Lisa Mende of Charlotte, and Linda Holt of Boston.

Both of the winning designs are being produced as scarves that will be available through Crossville distributors in early September, in anticipation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The scarf competition is just one of the ways that Crossville carries out its commitment to raising awareness of breast cancer and offering practical contributions to help those in the industry who are struggling with the disease.

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Judge’s Choice: “Love’s Alchemy” by Kerry Steele, Charleston, S.C.

Since 2007, Crossville has donated more than $75,000 to The Common Thread for the Cure.

A&D Guest – August 2016: LHK design

LHK design: Incorporating Sustainability to Enhance the Quality of Life

Fairfield Inn and Suites in Waterbury, Vt., wins CID Sustainability Award

ad-lori-kramerLori Kramer, LEED AP, of LHK design was the award-winning interior designer for one of the projects recognized in the Sustainability category at the Coverings Installation Design Awards, held in Chicago this past April. The firm, with offices on Park Avenue in Manhattan and Upper Saddle River, N.J., designed the complete interior of the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Waterbury, Vt., using a range of tile products that reflect the natural feel of the Vermont environment.

ad-01Kramer explains that “This new hotel maintains the brand’s signature features with the rustic charm that defines this beautiful New England town. Upon entering the lobby, guests experience a warm and inviting rustic lodge atmosphere featuring stylized wood grain translucent panels flanked by reclaimed teak wood planks on the registration feature wall, reclaimed wood cabinetry, and a magnificent burnished finished brass ring chandelier set against a ceiling of found teak wood.

“The public areas meet the needs of its productivity-oriented guests with its modernized and contemporary approach to the classic lodge, providing both vacationing and business guests with ample connectivity options, along with more casual and informal areas for relaxation,” she added. “Guests may relax by the impressive stone fireplace in the lobby or enjoy a swim in the inviting indoor pool, which boasts a spa-like atmosphere with its surroundings of rich stone and wood elements.“

ad-02Kramer noted that “Our design concept reflects many nature-inspired materials indigenous to Vermont. Flooring consists of wood-look parquet tile, and carpet inspired by the warm color palette of the area’s stunning fall foliage. Furnishings were selected to be interesting focal points, such as the feature communal farm table made by local artisans from reclaimed pine and surrounded by solid birch stools with warm, weathered black stain and iron stretchers. A polished nickel ring chandelier with Edison-style vintage antique light bulbs complements the rustic farm table with its minimalist style and metallic composition. The contextually inspired barnstyle doors at the entrance to the breakfast buffet bring a rustic feel to the contemporary look of the solid stone counters of the buffet.”

In addition, “the locale-inspired guest rooms feature an accent wall with a stunning paneled effect,” she said. “As they retreat to the signature suites, guests enjoy a soothing color palette of pale gray, graphite and warm browns with accents of celadon and wheat.”

Stone and tile products used

To create this warm, inviting atmosphere, LHK design selected natural stone and porcelain tile materials throughout. They included:

  • ad-03Stone veneer at fireplace, accent walls in lobby, and accent wall in indoor pool – Boral Stone Products LLC/Pro-Fit Alpine Ledgestone cultured stone, color: Echo Ridge
  • Porcelain 6” x 30”, 7/16” thick wood-look plank floor tile at lobby – Cancos Tile & Stone/ Albero 6, color: Fresh, with a matte finish. Tri State Stone & Tile of Rockaway, N.J., installed this plank tile in a 1/3-offset staggered brick-joint pattern installation method with 1/8” grout joint.
  • Porcelain 24” x 24” x 7/16” thick wood-look parquet floor tile adorned the breakfast room – Cancos Tile & Stone/Albero 6, color: Fresh in a matte finish. Tri State used a straight-lay installation method with 1/8” grout joint.
  • ad-04A marble mosaic tile backsplash is featured at the connect and print counter – Cancos Tile & Stone/ Chelsea 2 series Golden Sand, color: Beige with a nano-sealed multi-surface finish, 1” x 1” x 3/8” thick, supplied on 12” x 12” sheets.
  • Porcelain 6” x 24” x 3/8” thick wood-look plank tile was installed at accent walls in the indoor pool – Cancos Tile & Stone/Albero 3, color: Ash. Tri State installed this in a 1/3-offset staggered brick-joint pattern, with tiles installed horizontally across wall, and 1/8” grout joint. The full height and the full width of the walls were covered in Albero 3.
  • Porcelain 6” x 24” x 3/8” thick wall tile was installed at accent walls in the indoor pool – Cancos Tile & Stone/Elements Deluxe Collection, color: Ocean Storm with a honed finish. Tri State used a stack bond installation (tiles installed horizontally across wall) with 1/8” grout joint.
  • ad-07Porcelain 13” x 13” x 3/8” thick floor tile and bullnose base was installed at the indoor pool and public restrooms – Cancos Tile & Stone/Rok, color: Calcare, matte finish. Tri State performed a stack bond installation with 1/8” grout joint. Slip resistance of this impervious product is a wet slip coefficient: 0.61-0.71 (>0.60 tile classification slip resistant).

Sustainable products on the rise

ad-06Although clients don’t always request sustainable products, LHK designs has its own ethic for products it selects. “There has been an increase in the amount of products offered that are sustainable,” Kramer said. “We seek out products that meet the following criteria: encompass our design intent, translate the vision of the client, meet hotel brand standards, are within the client’s budget, and have sustainable attributes.” The rise in the use of HPDs and EPDs in the last few years “provide the means to communicate the environmental characteristics of products to designers,” she added.

ad-05LHK designs “incorporates sustainability into every single project, striving to balance all of the mental and physical dimensions in order to create design solutions that enhance the quality of life,” Kramer explained. “Sustainability, as wellness for the planet, goes hand in hand with wellness for the individual. The use of environmentally responsible materials in design and construction leads to an increase in worker productivity, improved indoor air and light quality, energy-saving operational and maintenance practices, and the preservation of natural resources,” she concluded.

 

 

Crossville Sponsors First-Ever Southern Style Now Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home Magazine

Crossville, Tenn. / New Orleans, LA – Officials with Crossville, Inc. have announced the company is the exclusive tile sponsor for the first-ever Southern Style Now Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home Magazine. The 15-room house, a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1896 and located on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans’ Uptown District, has received an extensive renovation led by some of the nation’s top interior designers.

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The remodeled home debuted during a gala event on May 18, 2016, benefiting New Orleans’ Preservation Resource Center, and then open for public tours May 19 – June 12. The showhouse is occurring in tandem with the first Southern Style Now Design Festival that runs May 19 – 22 as a celebration of the unique and distinct aesthetic and culture of our nation’s southern states.

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In addition to providing tile for the showhouse, Crossville is supporting the festival by leading two unique events.

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Lindsey Waldrep, VP of Marketing for Crossville, will moderate a panel discussion on “The Fifth Wall” featuri

ng several notable Southern designers sharing insights on “the secret to stylish slab, mosaic how-to’s, and more.” This event takes place on Saturday, May 21 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.

CEU Presentation: Thin Tile

Crossville’s Doug Ingham will lead a Lunch & Lecture CEU event focusing on the burgeoning porcelain tile panel, aka “thin tile,” category. The event takes place on Friday, May 20 from noon to 2 p.m. at Stafford Tile & Stone, 5234 Magazine St. in New Orleans.

“We’re excited to be part of this first-ever showhouse and festival,” explains Waldrep. “It’s great to see our tile collections so beautifully used by a line-up of phenomenal interior designers. Even more importantly, it’s an honor to be part of an event that will make great strides in the ongoing renaissance of New Orleans’ design community. The festival is bringing in the best of the best, and we’re thrilled to be in the mix.”

For tickets to tour the showhouse, visit http://www.traditionalhome.com/neworleansshowhouse. For details and ticket purchases for the Southern Style Now Festival, visit the event website by clicking here.

Gigantic Contest-Winning Backlit Mural by Bostik and Artaic Unveiled at MGM Grand, Las Vegas

The unveiling of the gigantic, robot-produced, mosaic mural at MGM Grand’s Las Vegas “Wet Republic” day club during HD Expo turned out to be one of the most successful and certainly, grandiose marketing exercises ever to be experienced within the architectural and design (A&D) community.

BOSTIK WAS A MAJOR SPONSOR OF HD EXPO'S "PARTY BY THE POOL"

BOSTIK WAS A MAJOR SPONSOR OF HD EXPO’S “PARTY BY THE POOL”

For more than six months, partner companies Bostik (www.bostik-us.com) and Artaic Innovative Mosaic (www.artaic.com) had been deftly planning the event, which included trumpeting it via a focused advertising, public-relations and social-media program to a very precise demographic.

“We wanted to get the most enthusiastic mosaic design people, both those who work professionally with these materials… and also, those who are simply mosaic aficionados, to enter the competition,” stated Scott Banda, director of Marketing & Business Development for Bostik. “So together with Artaic and our ad/public relations agency, Communicators International, Inc., we communicated at optimal levels internally before we launched our communications program externally. This strategy ultimately proved to work out very well!”

BOSTIK'S SCOTT BANDA, CO-EMCEE OF THE EVENT

BOSTIK’S SCOTT BANDA, CO-EMCEE OF THE EVENT

Contestants were asked to create designs to be produced using glass mosaic tiles, robotically assembled using Artaic’s patented Tessera™ robotics and Bostik’s state-of-the-art, translucent Dimension™ Rapidcure™ glass-filled grout. “The only creative parameter was that the design had to embody the theme, “Essence of Las Vegas,” stated Dr. Ted Acworth, Founder & CEO of Artaic. “We wanted contestants to let their imaginations run wild.”

Run wild, indeed. Hundreds of talented designers submitted some of the most creative designs ever conceived. These ultimately were presented to a handpicked panel of judges consisting of well-known architects, designers, trade magazine press and tile industry professionals. The plan was for the top ten finalists to be selected, and the winning mural design to be produced and then installed on an outside wall of the MGM Grand, Las Vegas  — unveiled right at HD Expo’s legendary “Party By The Pool” celebration in front of thousands of hospitality design professionals.

UNVEILING OF THE 20' X 8' BACKLIT MOSAIC MURAL

UNVEILING OF THE 20′ X 8′ BACKLIT MOSAIC MURAL

Dr. Ted Acworth, along with Scott Banda, co-emceed the unveiling ceremony, which included introducing all the finalists. At sunset, the winning design was finally displayed, and backlit to further exhibit all of its amazing artistic and unique visual characteristics. The winning designer, Nicole “Nikki” Kohri, was there in person to receive her grand prize: a round-trip vacation for two to Paris.

Acworth commented, “We work with some of the most advanced architectural design professionals across the globe, and clearly, Nikki is one budding star!” Joyen Vakil, senior Vice-President of Design & Construction for MGM Resorts International added, “Ms. Kohri’s design creation fits in perfectly with the overall design theme of our Wet Republic. It’s visually engaging, fun, and very innovative!”

Elated and humbled, Nicole Kohri stated, “I cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity. I cannot stop smiling and am still shocked to have won. It was so magical watching everyone look up at the mural and touch the tiles with a big smile.”

BOSTIK'S MIKE JENKINS PRESENTS DNG GRAND PRIZE AWARD TO MURAL DESIGNER NICOLE KOHRI. SHE'S GOING TO PARIS!

BOSTIK’S MIKE JENKINS PRESENTS DNG GRAND PRIZE AWARD TO MURAL DESIGNER NICOLE KOHRI. SHE’S GOING TO PARIS!

Ms. Kohri intends to take her sister, Rachelle, along with her on the grand prizewinner’s Paris sojourn. “My family is so proud; we really had a wonderful time at the Party by the Pool Celebration. The Bostik and Artaic teams are amazing, and made us feel so welcomed and appreciated. Hearing all those compliments just melts my heart… and, motivates me to pursue my true passion, which is mosaic design. This wonderful experience has definitely opened a window of opportunity for me, and I will always be grateful!”

Scott Banda added, “As most people in the A&D community now know, together with Artaic, our main goal with the Design ‘N Gather competition is to bring back the ancient, time-tested art of mosaic mural design and celebrate the many talented design professionals that greatly contribute to the aesthetic world around us. But in doing so, if we can discover a bright, young talent such as Nicole Kohri, someone who has the potential to make a difference within the design sector moving forward, it is our honor, pleasure… and, commitment to do so!”

During HD Expo show hours, Bostik had an enormous blimp flying over the city of Las Vegas proper, to reinforce the company’s strong, global branding program. Additionally, at the Party By The Pool, Bostik leased out the VIP section of six bungalows, complete with closed circuit TV showing both Bostik and Artaic focused videos.

The show must go on! Next week (May 19 – 21) Ms. Kohri will join the Bostik team at the AIA show in Philadelphia for further recognition of her achievement. She will be formally recognized at the Party In The Market event which will take place Friday evening, just prior to the introduction of the Bacon Brothers band’s musical set. Bostik will again feature the works of the top ten finalist at its Gallery Lounge inside the exhibit hall.

Banda concluded, “This contest is an industry first, and the enthusiasm for it amongst the design community is amazing. People loved our gallery in Las Vegas and we are excited to show everyone this truly innovative mosaic design gallery again in Philadelphia!”

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