This year marked the 20th Anniversary of DIFFA's DINING BY DESIGN in New York. The annual fundraiser took place on at Pier 92 on March 16-20th, raising approximately $800,000 to fund HIV/AIDS education and prevention services across the country.
The 20th annual DINING BY DESIGN New York, co-located with the Architectural Digest Design Show at Pier 94. brought together over 40,000 guests experiencing over-the-top table designs by more than 30 designers, architects, manufacturers and brands. Leading brands included Florim, Roche Bobois and Gensler, and M Moser, utilizing their table installation to raise awareness toward the fight against HIV/AIDS. Through their table design, M Moser aims to encourage contemplation and ultimately action in the race to zero: zero new infections and zero discrimination in the continued fight against HIV/AIDS.
Through DIFFA's Student Design Initiative, sponsored by the Angelo Donghia Foundation, local design schools built installations, taking special care to create an installation that raises awareness about HIV/AIDS care and prevention. Students from Parsons incorporated found materials from each of New York City's five boroughs, coming together in a single color; an analogy for the many New Yorkers affected by HIV/AIDS. The Pratt Institute's installation represented a "home" in the fight against AIDS.The New York School of Interior Design titled their installation "Shining bright Together."Evoking emotion and energy through light and color, it symbolically references a pulsating heartbeat. A series of lines merge in the center to embrace a theme of unity.
Check out the table designs below from the event sponsors.
Roche Bobois + Gensler
ED Ellen DeGeneres crafted by Thomasville
Designed by Benjamin Noriega Ortiz with LASVIT Lighting and Orley Shabahang Carpets
New York Design Center Designed by Brad Ford and FAIR
Rockwell Group with Ovando
Twyla presents Edward Granger
Perkins + Will, Steelcase, Coalesse, Designtex, Empire Office & Arktura
Todd Bracher and Humanscale Design Studio
Design Within Reach designed by Language Dept.
The New York Times designed by LIAIGRE with Douglas Little
Parsons The New School For Design
Designed by: Sarah Burns, William Eatough, Lena Kouvela, Joel Rice, Gisbel Videla
Mentor: Ghislaine Viñas
Instructor: Alfred Zollinger
Crate and Barrel
Ralph Lauren Home
Blue Ocean Design & Charleston Limewash
Materials Inc + Steelite + Tzelan
New York School of Interior Design
FLORIM designed by Messana O'Rorke
- Kim Weling