DIFFA Brings Designers Together to Fight HIV/AIDS

April 3, 2015

DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) recently brought together a group of designers highlighting the hottest new trends to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS at its 18th-annual DINING BY DESIGN (DBD) event. This year’s edition on March 19-23 expanded into 30,000 square feet at Pier 92, co-located with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94.

View a gallery of dining installations here.

Each year, DIFFA transforms a raw space into a showcase of dining environments in support of the cause. The setting plays host to a public viewing, as well as a cocktail party and gala dinner. New this year was special DIFFA programming in the Architectural Digest Home Design Show theater, as well as docent-led tours of the dining displays. 

The exhibit featured 50 dining installations and counting by Benjamin Moore & Cosentino designed by Tyler Wisler; Hickory Chair; Roche Bobois Paris; Ralph Lauren Home; Beacon Hill designed by Corey Damon Jenkins; Anthropologie; Kravet Inc. designed by Hunt Slonem; New York Design Center designed by Marks & Frantz; Arteriors Home; Calvin Klein Home; Echo Design; ESSIE by Robert Verdi; Horchow; M Moser; Moen; Rockwell Group; Spin Ceramics designed by Kitty Hawks; Stacy Garcia New York; Hermès of Paris; and many more. There were also tables from leading New York City design schools.

DBD New York will travel to cities across the country. The nationwide DINING BY DESIGN tour has raised $17 million for DIFFA and its regional chapters since its inception.

DIFFA is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S., mobilizing the immense resources and creativity of the design community. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has emerged from a grassroots organization into a national foundation based in New York City with chapters and community partners across the country that, working together, have provided more than $40 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide.