Article Number: 9940
Bostik Announces New Partners with Design ‘N Gather Mosaic Event
Bostik, Inc. (, a world leader in specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, has announced that two iconic tile industry companies will be partnering in Design ‘N Gather, the much-heralded, annual global tile mosaic design competition created by Artaic – Innovative Mosaic ( and sponsored by Bostik. DNG has invited architects, designers and mosaic design enthusiasts to submit ultra-creative mosaic interpretations for a larger-than-life mosaic “Selfie Studio” mural to be permanently installed at the “Height of Decadence,” Hyde Bellagio. Ultimately, the Grand Prize Winner will be unveiled at an exclusive, VIP event sponsored by Bostik at Hyde Bellagio on May 4th.

"Crossville is proud to be partnering with Bostik on the Hyde Bellagio "Selfie Studio" project," declared Mark Shannon, Executive Vice President of Sales at Crossville, Inc. The firm’s Laminam porcelain tile panels, which will be installed on the Selfie Studio’s walls, have very lean profiles (just 3+mm for walls) and are versatile and flexible… offering the outstanding performance characteristics expected of today’s porcelain tile. “We’re excited about how well Laminam can be installed using Bostik’s Bosti-SetTM,” continued Shannon.

Bosti-SetTM is a premium adhesive and sound reduction membrane… created for installation of thin porcelain tile panels such as Crossville’s Laminam. Offering instant grab and holding power, only a single coat of adhesive on the panel’s back is needed for faster, easier and safer wall installation.

The flooring selected for the "World's Most Focal Selfie Studio" was “The Always Collection” in the color “Bench” from Bedrosians Tile & Stone. According to Eddie Bedrosian, Bedrosians' Marketing Director, "This is a great, creative project, and we're glad our product was selected. It's a beautiful, 'wood-look' larger format porcelain tile, which is not only extremely attractive... it's extremely durable. With all those people soon to be taking pictures of themselves, there's no question there will be heavy foot traffic in the room. Clearly, our “Always Collection” is a product line absolutely ideal for this sort of installation. We look forward to be attending the upcoming unveiling of the Grand Prize Winning mosaic mural!”

“Bostik, Artaic and MGM Resorts International are working together much more closely, focused on taking Design ‘N Gather 2017 to an even higher, more globally promoted level,” exclaimed Scott Banda, Bostik’s Director of Marketing & Business Development. “MGM has graciously provided DNG with one of their most prestigious, globally recognized resorts to permanently showcase our 2017 winning design. We are delighted that both Crossville and Bedrosians will be providing world-class tile products for the walls and floor of our forthcoming Selfie Studio!”

A highly visible gallery consisting of ten DNG finalists will be on display at AIA Convention 2017 in Orlando, April 27-29. This same collection will also be showcased at HD Expo in Las Vegas, May 3-5. The winner of the grand prize mosaic competition will be publicly unveiled on May 4th at the aforementioned event at Hyde Bellagio.

“Our team with be at the May 4th event at Hyde,” added Shannon. “We won’t be immodest about taking Selfies in front of the winning DNG mosaic design… which will be surrounded by our state-of-the-art Laminam panels!”

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About Bostik, Inc.
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €1.6 billion, the company employs 4,900 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. For the latest information, visit

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