Last week, while in New York, I stopped by Dining by Design, a benefit and auction organized by DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) that runs concurrently with the Architectural Digest Home and Design Show every year. The tables, sponsored by leaders in the world of design, were conceived by designers to reflect the personality of the company they represented as a way to not only stand up for the fight against AIDS, but also to raise money and make a difference in the lives for those living with AIDS and HIV. As always, the DIFFA Dining By Design spaces were stunning – some with colorful and elaborate settings and others more pared down to better represent the minimal aesthetic of the sponsor companies.
Below, a handful of my favorites:
DIFFA Dining By Design Tables
Designer Stacy Garcia‘s table for DIFFA Dining By Design 2015 was a combination of theatrical lighting, tonal color, shapes, and pattern that together celebrated her Paper Muse Collection for York Wallcoverings. Layers of wallpaper were cut, sculpted into floral shapes, and brought to life. [Read more…]