Stunning Tabletop Designs for DIFFA’s Dining by Design Fundraiser
“I Dream of Spring” is designer Wesley Moon’s ode to the serenity of the season – a blooming space that brings to life the joy of springtime.
New York Times/One King’s Lane
Inspired by Morocco’s Souks and Bazaars, we wanted to create a space that would transport and welcome visitors into a warm oasis of sun drenched light, fresh fruits and plants and vivid textiles and textures. The vignette mirrors One Kings Lane’s recent spring outdoor campaign shoot – with the centerpiece of the booth being our new Palma Wicker Chairs.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka presents the Stillhouse Lounge at Dining by Design. Inside you will find everything Austin, Texas. Pull up a stool and enjoy some Tito’s Handmade Vodka. “If you like it, tell 20 of your closest friends.” – Tito Beveridge
Alessandra Branca for Benjamin Moore
The space transports guests to a faraway place. The red high-gloss classical treillage with Moroccan arches, collection of brass Moroccan lanterns, Indian linen print and tulip garden all add to the exoticism of a night dining in a Tangier garden.
The story of folding 1,000 paper cranes is a symbol of hope and healing during challenging times. These 1,000 cranes are in honor of the 123,887 New Yorkers currently living with HIV/AIDS. Every fold is in honor of each unique individual, and each crane represents their collective story of strength and perseverance.
Modern. Graphic. Bold. For 55 years, the iconic black-and-white combo has been our calling card. Here, we add a fresh pop of color to the mix: a burst of gorgeous, inspiring green with just the right energy to spark fresh ideas, make the party buzz and bring our look to life.
Using sensuous Donghia furniture and accessories, specifically the iconic mirror, Bennett Leifer was inspired by France’s Anjou region to create the Whimsical Pear Garden. Donghia and Leifer believe in the enduring power of using beauty to do good and are proud and honored to support the DIFFA Mission.
HOK + FLORIM + Teknion | Studio TK | LUUM + FCI
Dining together is a quintessential human experience; the perfect environment to share thoughts, connect with others and strengthen relationships. Inspired by the concept of time and gathering, we celebrate the joy our dinner brings and the beautiful energy that radiates throughout.
Rottet Studio/S. Donadic Inc./Fendi Casa
Inside the contemporary shell, the Rottet design team created a saturated, monochromatic environment filled with life and contrasts through the use of rich botanicals and Dutch still-life paintings. Old-world tradition meets the future with a bold statement of color, focused lighting and textures.
We believe that human connection is at the heart of every design solution. Our installation centers around a device-free dinner table — complete with smartphone storage and a revolving tabletop. Inspired by the notion of being “Radically Personal,” diners can share stories, sans distraction, and all are welcome to reflect and connect.
We invite you to the stage for dinner to honor the rock glam and kabuki-inspired artistry of alter egos Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, as well as remember David Bowie’s voice in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Marc Thorpe Design and Franke present the “Gallery of Franke.” Inspired by the design and technical achievements of Franke’s world-renowned kitchen sinks and faucets, guests experience dining within the wonderful world of Franke as Art.
This table setting draws inspiration from Bennett Interiors and features his popular Landmark Chair, originally designed in 1964 for Brickel Associates and later reintroduced by Geiger, a Herman Miller company.
The power of the media to enlighten people and help shape public opinion is as important as ever. This continues to be critical, whether in the fight against HIV/AIDS or the advancement of human rights. The boat represents a vessel of truth, rising above obfuscation in a journey toward a more informed and enlightened society.
The concept for the design – Morphing Materiality – is a play on dissolving and deconstructing the cube using ceramic, mineral and resin-based materials – both rigid and fluid in its inherent properties. The negative and positive shapes speak to movement and fluidity within the grid, juxtaposed by a meandering setting of beautifully and imperfectly shaped porcelain plates, finished with gilded edges. The cutaway walls flanking the space are clad with shimmering silver ceramics reflecting a soft light onto the matte table, a spectacular center piece ready to be set for dinner!
By creating a visual representation of the HIV/AIDS awareness movement, the Red Room incorporates cylindrical elements to create a sense of unity and a celestial aurora that emphasizes the feeling of hope and prosperity.
Design Within Reach
Quality and integrity are constant and remain so even when partially obscured. The distractions and obfuscations of the present moment are temporary, but the truth endures. Our design explores the surrealist theme of revelation though concealment. By concealing an iconic modern design, does it become unrecognizable or does it speak louder than it did before?
Design by Matthew Goodrich and Kendall Lowe for Design Within Reach
The news of an HIV-positive diagnosis is a heavy weight to bear. Bringing this topic to the table sets the stage for addressing the elephant in the room.
The New York Design Center is thrilled to partner with The New York School of Interior Design. As two iconic design institutions in New York, the students have decided to bring to life one of the fundamental elements of the city; the subway.
Partnering with The Rug Company, Rockwell Group reimagined the dining experience to be within an elliptical veil of 400 strands of hand-dyed carpet fibers. Inspired by the craft and technique of rug weavers in Nepal, the design showcases the Lola rug specially designed by David Rockwell and his daughter Lola.
Sunbrella and Peter Pennoyer Architects dreamt up a fantasy dinner party concept, where artists, thinkers and innovators keep the conversation colorful. PPA is using luxurious Sunbrella fabrics and trim to articulate the interior architecture of a formal dining room with an elegant, whimsical twist.
Arteriors presents Insecta Allure
Revered in ancient Egypt, the scarab is a sacred status symbol that has adorned designs for centuries. Slightly macabre, slightly sexy, our space marries the natural allure of insecta with couture through black lacquer, gothic thorns and brutalist forms.
Ralph Lauren Home
Unassuming elegance and charm define this romantic environment, inspired by the courtyard at Ralph Lauren’s restaurant in Paris, Ralph’s. An artful mix of the Cote d’Azur, Mason and Casey stoneware in painterly batiks, florals and graphic stripes adorn the table in a classic palette of blue and white. From the interior of the wicker tote to the table linens, ticking stripes recall those featured in the restaurant’s courtyard. The beautifully set table, surrounded by tendrils of ivy and layered with lush floral in shades of blue, offers a chic sophistication that transports you to Ralph’s in Paris.
Interior Design Magazine
Continuing our use of bold graphics and inspiring messages, this year’s table is powerful and luminous and a reminder of the light that shines within to inspire and help others