The New York Design Center table, photo by Linked Ring Photography LLP
Last week the annual Architectural Design Home Design Show brought in design enthusiasts from all over the world. One of the highlights of the show, year after year, is Dining by Design, the DIFFA fundraiser that shows the very best of tabletop design from the industry’s top talent.
This year was no exception. We previewed Jonathan Adler’s new fabrics at our table and we wanted to show you some of the other tables we enjoyed, along with a few things we couldn’t help but notice.
Indoor/ outdoor dining was a huge concept last year, and it was well represented this year as well. The garden theme was beautiful at the Architectural Digest and New York University tables, pink flamingoes added a touch of whimsy at Ethan Allen, and the wall of greenery at the New York Times table was lush and fun. Oversize fronds added a jungle element to the sophisticated settings at the Nile Johnson for Philosophy Design Studio & Cheryl Umbles for Perspectives Interiors table.
At other tables, the product was the star. Marimekko showed a wide range of great prints. The New York Design Center used the opportunity to invite some of its favorite guests to dinner, and created individual place settings to perfectly suit each fantasy guest.
Did you go to DIFFA or check out any of the other great photo round ups? Do you have a favorite table? Let us know in the comments, and check out a few more great tables from the event.
The Architectural Digest table
The Marimekko table
The New York University table, mentored by Isabel & Ruben Toledo
The La Crema table
The Ethan Allen table
The Mark Cunningham table, hosted by Alfredo Paredes