Bostik/Artaic’s Global Design Competition Heats Up!

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Bostik, Inc. (, a world leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction materials, and Artaic Innovative Mosaic, creator of architecturally compelling mosaics using its patented American robotic production, have announced more exciting news about their upcoming “Design ‘N Gather (DNG)” Mosaic Mural Design Competition!
According to Scott Banda, Director of Marketing of Bostik’s Consumer and Construction Business Unit, “The winning one-of-a-kind mosaic masterpiece will be produced and then, permanently installed as a 20' x 8' backlit wall at Wet Republic, MGM Grand Las Vegas’ wildly popular poolside bar and patio area.  If that’s not exciting enough, it will first be unveiled May 5th during HD Expo at Bostik’s Hospitality Pavilion at the "Party by the Pool, the exposition’s legendary poolside celebration.
“There is still time to register.” Banda continued.  “Already, some of the world’s top designers have submitted designs to portray our requested theme, which must depict the energy, life and essence of Las Vegas.  In addition to the Grand Prize, which will be a free trip for two to Paris, the ten top finalists will receive many terrific prizes, as well."
Designs from the top ten finalists will be on display at the “Bostik Gallery Lounge" at HD Expo ‘16, the premier hospitality design tradeshow held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, May 4-6 of this year.
From there, the gallery of finalists will then move to AIA Convention 2016 in Philadelphia, May 19-21, the leading global architectural trade event which features more than 170,000 square feet of booths, galleries and highly attended architectural continuing education credits (CEU) presentations. “The winners’ mosaic design work will be seen at both events, and highly publicized globally, “ Banda stated.
Ted Acworth, Founder/CEO of Artaic added, “All entrants must submit their design as a 20' x 8' backlit feature wall. The Grand Prize winner will be fully constructed and on display at the Bostik Hospitality Pavilion at HD Expo. All submissions must be designed using Artaic’s Tessera™ design software and fabricated using the firm's robotic manufacturing technology.  Bostik’s Dimension™ Pre-Mixed, Glass-Filled Grout (which is available in 15 designer colors) must be used as the final design element of the mosaic.  We’re glad to speak with interested designers to further clarify all of this. But time is getting short! We’d like to receive all entrants’ designs by April 4th!”
Those entering the contest by tendering their unique mosaic designs will be eligible to win a plethora of exciting prizes. 

  • VIP ticket to HD Expo’s Party by the Pool (Value: $100; 1 per entrant)
  • Personal Tour of Artaic facilities with Founder & CEO Ted Acworth, during their next visit to Boston, MA


  • Decorative trophy mosaic panel of their design (approximately 1’’x 2’) suitable for hanging on an office wall
  • Major press coverage throughout 2016 in various industry publications and online portals
  • Extra tickets for HD Expo’s Party by the Pool (Value: $100 per ticket… 3 tickets per finalist)


  • Free round-trip airfare to HD Expo in Las Vegas. (Value: $500)
  • Plus all of the aforementioned items that the top 10 finalists receive.


  • Free trip for two to Paris, France (Value: $5000)
  • Free trip to HD Expo in Las Vegas (Value: up to $1000 including airfare, hotel and more)
  • Extra tickets for HD Expo’s Party by the Pool (Value: $100 per ticket---5 tickets)
  • Major publicity and press coverage re: HD Expo
  • Plus all of the aforementioned items that the top 10 finalists receive.

“Today's top hospitality designers are referring to Dimension as 'another great design element,'” concluded Scott Banda. “We know creative mosaic tile designs for hospitality installations are increasing in popularity. That’s why designers are insisting upon Dimension™ RapidCure™ Grout! Using this as the last step of the mosaic installation process ensures that outstanding, robotic productions by Artaic will not only be stunning… they will also last for decade after decade. We are looking for the best, most innovative, ultra-creative designs for our upcoming competition. We welcome top designers worldwide to enter!”
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 for more information.
About Artaic
Artaic designs and fabricates custom, award-winning tile-work. Combining modern technologies with an established art form, Artaic modernizes the creation of architecturally impactful mosaics. Through fast design iterations, free sampling and robotic production in the USA, the process of customization is made as simple and painless as purchasing stock products.
Artaic’s Tessera™ software enables their skilled design team to easily collaborate with the robotic manufacturing systems, easing the creation of modern mosaics by increasing design flexibility and decreasing lead times and costs. Artaic’s Mass- Customization technologies enable the production of large-scale, American-made works right from their studio in Boston’s Innovation District.
For more information, visit
Chris Eichman
Marketing Communications Manager, Consumer & Construction Business Unit
Phone: 414-607-1265 Email:

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