Bostik, a producer of specialty adhesives and installation systems, and Artaic-Innovative Mosaic, a creator of architectural mosaics, recently hosted a workshop for more than 70 architects and designers in New York City’s Fifth Avenue Microsoft store to discuss the latest methods for specifying and installing mosaic tile materials. Attendees were educated on Artaic’s software Tylist—which allows for complete control over the color, material, layout, imagery, and overall aesthetic of any mosaic design—and Bostik’s Dimension RapidCure glass-filled grout. Guests were then challenged to a quick design competition using both products. A Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet (courtesy of Bostik) was awarded to David Kim, associate at Design Republic, whose design was voted Best of the Evening.
“We’re not only bringing the ancient art of mosaic design into the 21st century,” said Scott Banda, Bostik’s director of marketing and business development, “we’re also staging ongoing interactive events, which engage savvy architects, designers, and mosaic enthusiasts to share our focus.”
While no dates have been finalized, Bostik plans to host more hands-on workshops in the future in other major cities.