Sponsored by Bostik; initiated by Artaic, unveiling of the winning creation for Design ‘N Gather 2018, will take place at the NoMad Hotel in NYC on November 11th at a private VIP event within the Cupola, a New York City landmark which sits atop the hotel roof’s northwest corner. This winning design will be permanently installed right in the Cupola, as well.
In addition to being specified for the permanent installation, Bostik’s Dimension® RapidCure™ was also specified as the grout of choice for each of the DNG top 10 finalists’ designs, to be on display at Bostik’s BD/NY booth #861 throughout the entire Javits Center exposition. Prior to selecting the finalists, hundreds of submissions where received from talented artists, architects, and designers nationwide.
Ted Acworth, CEO and founder of Artaic, stated, “Designing a mosaic for the Cupola at The NoMad Hotel is particularly challenging due to the intricate measurements and shapes of the rooftop and walls. The final submissions captured the essence of the hotel—creative, elegant, and considerate to the unique historical and architectural elements that influence this landmark.”
The soon-to-be the winning mosaic will provide an elegant backdrop for Cupola guests to enjoy for years to come. The winning designer will receive a free trip for two to Paris, courtesy of the Bostik. “This is the fourth Design ‘N Gather we’ve underwritten,” declared Scott Banda, Bostik’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. “It’s important the A&D community is aware that no matter how beautiful, every glass mosaic project is only as good as its installation. Our Dimension® RapidCure™ not only offers the most optimal long-term performance characteristics… it contains 60% recycled glass content that actually allows light to pass through the grout joint and into the tile itself, creating a three-dimensional appearance in translucent glass tiles.”
Comprised of industry leaders and hospitality design experts, this year’s esteemed panel of judges included: Joanne Yong, Senior Vice President & Principal of Wilson Associates’ NY Studio; Jean-Gabriel Neukomm, Principal at JG NEUKOMM Architecture; Rob Polacek, Chief Creative Office at Puccini Group; Joyen Vakil, SVP of Design & Development for MGM; Jake Lamstein, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at The Sydell Group; Michelle Finn, President of Hospitality Media Group; Scott Banda, Director of Marketing & Business Development for Bostik and Ted Acworth, CEO and Founder of Artaic.
For additional details, including submission criteria, and competition rules, please visit designngather.com
View the 10 finalists submissions and vote for your favorite! The DNG 2018: People’s Choice Award winner will be announced on November 11th at the Nomad Hotel. Review the 10 finalists’ submissions and CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!
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