Bostik, Inc. a manufacturer of specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, and Artaic – Innovative Mosaic, creator of architectural mosaics using its patent-pending American robotic production, staged an upbeat, educational design workshop on Thursday, March 23, at Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Microsoft Store. Over 70 top NYC-based architects and designers came to learn about today’s state-of-the-art methods for specifying and installing mosaic tile materials.
The workshop taught attendees on how best to utilize Artaic’s software, “Tylist™,” which allows for complete control over the color, material, layout, imagery and overall aesthetic of any mosaic design. Additionally, attendees were “illuminated” about the benefits offered by Bostik’s Dimension™ RapidCure® glass-filled grout. A quick design competition using both of these products then took place. A Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet, courtesy of Bostik, was awarded to designer David Kim, whose innovative design was voted “best of the evening’s event.”
“Bostik and our strategic partner, Artaic, continue our mission,” stated Scott Banda, Bostik’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. “We’re not only bringing the ancient art of mosaic design into the 21st century. We’re also staging ongoing interactive events, which engage savvy architects, designers and mosaic enthusiasts to share our focus. This process is working very well… and, we’re making sure it’s a lot of fun for all involved!”
Ted Acworth, CEO/Founder of Artaic added, “The response to our event was outstanding. We wanted it to be educational/relevant for all attendees; we wanted it to stimulate their interest in mosaic design… and, we wanted it to be one great time for all!”