Artaic Announces Official Call for Entries for Annual Design ‘N Gather Competition
Entries Will be Accepted Through September 1st
Artaic, designer and fabricator of architecturally compelling mosaics, has officially opened the call for entries for Design ‘N Gather, the company’s annual design competition now in its fifth year. This year, the jury-selected winner will have their digital artwork translated into a permanent mosaic installation set inside the rooftop Cupola of Sydell Group’s The NoMad Hotel, a historic landmark property in Manhattan. The contest, which is free to enter, has begun accepting online entries now through September 1, 2018.
Teaming up with The Sydell Group on selecting their compelling Manhattan site for the contest, and Boutique Design magazine, Design ‘N Gather will unveil the winning design inside the Cupola during BDNY 2018. The annual competition, which was founded by Artaic in 2013, encourages designers from all disciplines — architecture, product design, fashion, interior design, photography, painting, furniture design, and any other creative field — to create a one-of-a-kind piece that will have a lasting impact on the space and on the individuals that experience it. Participants must be over 21 years of age and currently reside within the U.S. and Canada.
Throughout the summer contest period, participants are asked to visit https://designngather.com to download Artaic’s proprietary and easy to use design software, Tylist™, which will arm them with a design template for the inside of the Cupola as well as background and inspiration to help with the creative journey. Utilizing Vitreous Glass in 3/8” or 3/4”, or in combination of the two sizes, entrants can choose from over 100 different tile colors, as well as any of Bostik’s Dimension RapidCure Grout color variations, to create a design that includes the ceiling and the walls, up to the existing cabinetry of the Cupola. They also have the option of extending this scope to also include the sidewalls of the ribs.
Through a blind judging process, 10 finalists will be selected in September based on the originality, execution, and successful interpretation of thematic elements relating to The NoMad Hotel ‘s iconic rooftop Cupola. Each of the finalists will receive a personal tour of Artaic facilities with Founder & CEO Ted Acworth, during their next visit to Boston, Massachusetts, decorative sample booklet of their design, and two tickets for the Design ‘N Gather 2018 unveiling event in November.
One winner will be chosen from the grouping of finalists and have their mosaic permanently installed and unveiled at a private event at The Nomad Hotel on November 11th, in conjunction with this year’s Boutique Design New York (BDNY) trade show and conference. In addition to having their mosaic installed, the winner will also receive a trip for two to Paris, valued at $5,000, courtesy of Bostik.
This year’s esteemed panel of judges include: Joanne Yong, Senior Vice President & Principal of Wilson Associates’ NY Studio; Jean-Gabriel Neukomm, Principal at JG NEUKOMM Architecture; Rob Polacek, Chief Creative Officer 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 North America; and Ted Acworth, CEO, & Founder of Artaic.
Artaic uses robotic technology and innovative design tools to customize, design and fabricate award-winning mosaics. By combining modern technologies with this historic art form, the Artaic team is passionate about the creation of architecturally compelling mosaics for any size project, from small to large-scale production. Through fast design iterations, custom sampling and robotic production in Boston, the process of true customization is seamless. Artaic’s Tylist™ software enables their skilled in-house design team to easily collaborate with clients on the creation of modern mosaics. This unique manufacturing process increases design flexibility and decreases lead times and costs. Artaic is a unique and compelling resource for modern designers and architects.
ABOUT BOSTIK, AN ARKEMA COMPANY:
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ABOUT NOMAD NEW YORK:
NoMad New York is housed in a turn-of-the-century Beaux-Arts building that has been fully restored to its original grandeur with interiors by French designer Jacques Garcia. The hotel is intended as a fresh take on the classic grand hotels of Europe with a distinct New York sensibility. The design of the hotel was inspired by the Parisian flat of Garcia’s youth. The 168 rooms are residential in feel and decorated in his classic, timeless style. Each room is appointed with hand-selected, richly textured custom-designed furnishings and original artwork. The public spaces of the hotel, include a soaring center atrium, library, cocktail bar, dining room, and rooftop, which features food & beverage by award-winning chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara of New York’s acclaimed Eleven Madison Park. Sydell Group own and operate the hotel and a few of their collaborations for the hotel include the retail space by Canadian brand, WANT Apothecary, which is their first ever-dedicated shop in the US, as well as the staff uniforms by Bespoken, and the custom artwork by Be-Poles. www.thenomadhotel.com