Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, also known as DIFFA, has grown significantly over the years that the 2015 DIFFA Dining By Design New York was held at Pier 92. Spanning over 30,000 square feet DIFFA’s new location, which coincides with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 94 was filled with stunning dining vignettes by the industry’s celebrated designers and talent. The dining installations were extravagant, striking and imaginative yet inspired and delighted guests and helped to raise over $750,000 during the 5-day event. This year’s theme, “All Together Now”, “Together all for DIFFA” integrated the leaders in the industry and the power of design. The affair kicked off with Cocktails By Design, an evening where designers and guests schmoozed and explored the installations and their inspiration while sampling delectable treats from some of New York City’s top restaurants including Indochine and STK and sipped cocktails fashioned by Oster Bay and Patrón Tequila. The closing event featured the DINING BY DESIGN GALA, where guests were invited to take a seat at the table and dine amongst the impressive installations. This year’s list of designers included Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Fendi Casa, Kitty Hawks for Spin Ceramics, and Stacy Garcia.
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