Artaic: Innovative Mosaic and Bostik have revealed the grand prize winner of their annual global tile mosaic design competition, Design ‘N Gather. Over 600 guests—including top hospitality architects and designers—attended the celebration at the Hyde Bellagio, which overlooks the hotel’s iconic fountains in Las Vegas.
Lisa Darroh-Pouls of Albuquerque firm Pouls Hospitality Design was revealed as the winner. Darroh-Pouls’s submission, “Champagne Wishes,” was created using Tylist™, Artaic’s patented mosaic design software. “Champagne Wishes is a genesis of an alluring mythological goddess,” says Darroh-Pouls. “Her actions are playfully calculated as she inspires each fortunate guest by blowing a mesmerizing kiss, befitting the Hyde Lounge.” Darroh-Pouls will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Paris as a prize.
Champagne Wishes will be permanently installed at the Hyde’s Selfie Studio. Artaic will fabricate the mosaic using robotic manufacturing technology and Bostik’s Dimension® RapidCure™ Glass-Filled Grout, an innovative adhesive made of 60% recycled glass. Crossville’s Laminam thin porcelain tile panels, which were installed using Bostik’s premium adhesive Bosti-Set™, clad the Selfie Studio’s walls.