Last week for work I went to the annual Dining by Design NY cocktail party in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Design Show every year in New York City. The evening benefits DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) and draws quite the crowd of designers, brands, editors, etc. in NYC and from beyond. Table displays are created by, as DIFFA says, "creative individuals and design-oriented companies from all ﬁelds and disciplines to create installations. Past participants include top architects, interior designers, fashion designers, ﬂoral and landscape artists, event producers, photographers, retailers and design schools". I have seen the photos of the table designs before so was thrilled to get to go and experience for myself. The party didn't disappoint with signature drinks, a photo booth, bites from top NYC restaurants and of course, installations that ranged from minimal to above & beyond. There was lots to see and get inspired by; here are my favorites in no particular order.
Crate and Barrel really stood out for me as the installation wall with white tableware was striking. See another pic here.
This design by Ali Tayar and produced by SilverLining Interiors really drew you in... those stripes!
Ralph Lauren Home's was so on brand. I'd love to have a dinner party at this table.
More white everything by Benjamin Moore & Cosentino, designed by Julia Buckingham.
The Rockwell Group + Knoll's display was all Idea Paint!
I loved the color combo here by Arteriors with the gold lighting.
You can view all the displays at DIFFA's Facebook page here. Which is your favorite?
All photos by me.