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Sunday, March 19, 2017

All you need is Love: DIFFA DINING by DESIGN 2017

Fight. For life,for love. Roche Bobois + Gensler 

For 20 years, DIFFA National has invited renowned designers and brands to transform a raw space into an inventive dining-scape for its annual fundraiser - DINING BY DESIGN. #DBD20. It happened over this past weekend at Pier 94 in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Home Show  where the mission is to raise awareness and help the support to fight against those living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. 

Moi and Kathy Sandler  having some reflective fun off 
of Rockwell Groups Sunset Dichroic glass!

I felt honored to be a part of the steering committee this year. There was enormous talent and I love how a community of people come together to eat and celebrate design in a highly creative forum. Besides Cocktails by Design and the Dinner Gala, you can visit the silent auction online where you can place bids on an amazing variety of designer furniture, exclusive trips  to signature pieces of art. Click here by Monday evening March 20th.

I was standing near David Rockwell of Rockwell Group and Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief of INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE and I felt the power in their presence so I snapped a pic. 

All you need is Love reminds us what's important

 Picture of a picture - Cocktails Dining by Design in Mirmir picture booth

The creation of intimate, unique dining vignettes were cutting edge and had ingenious creativity! Scroll down and be impressed and inspired by some of my faves... 

Sculptural At from found objects. Parsons The New School for Design

The push and pull represents the fight prevention and cure of AIDS. Perkins + Will, SteelCase. Coalesse, Designtex, Empire Ofiice & Arktura.

 Manmade vs Natural. Design Within in Reach designed by Language Dept.

Light and Technology FLORIM with Messaana O'Rorke. 

 Desert at Dusk with projection on Cacti. Rockwell Group with Ovando

 Focus on Art. Twyla with Design Ed Granger

 Art of Craft. Sunbrella + Coral & Tusk

 Design Process through the lens of a kitchen. AJ Madison& Viking Range + ODA NY

 Urban life. Tai Ping and Designer Andre Fu

Light and Color merges to create unity
New York School of Interior Design

 Natural, Recycled and unexpected. Blue Ocean Design & Charleston Limewash

Nightlife. Pratt Institute with Tyler Wisler

Some party. New York Times designed by Liaigre with Douglas Little.

  Reflections. Materials Inc, Steelite + Tzelan.

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