Bostik and Artaic Innovative Mosaic staged an educational design workshop on March 23, at Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Microsoft Store. Over 70 top NYC-based architects and designers came to learn about state-of-the-art methods for specifying and installing mosaic tile materials.

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The workshop engaged 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. Attendees were also “illuminated” about the many benefits offered by Bostik’s Dimension RapidCure glass-filled grout. A quick design competition using both of these products then took place, in which attendees joined in. 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,” said 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!”

“The response to our event was outstanding,” said Ted Acworth, CEO and founder of Artaic. “We wanted it to be educational and 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!”

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