DIFFA's Dining by Design

Every year at this time, artists and interior designers across the U.S. host Dining By Design events in major metropolitan areas for the benefit of AIDS. DIFFA - Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS - the not-for-profit that has made the Dining by Design events a national phenomenon. However, it's the hearts and minds of local artists and designers that that make each event a must-see showcase of creative talent.

Libby Langdon Table - NYC 2012

The Dining by Design Experience

The key premise behind DIFFA's Dining by Design events is that designers first imagine then realize an unforgettable dining experience for guests, who purchase tickets to either a cocktail preview or the entertaining and exclusive charity gala, featuring a full-course meal prepared, of course, by the most country's most talented culinary artists. For those interested in the city's social scene, Dining by Design is the place to be. For those of us always on the look out for design inspiration, Dining by Design makes you look at your dining room's potential in a whole new way.

Cher's place setting at Dining by Design NYC

DIFFA Chicago Dining by Design

Thursday, November 1st - Saturday November 3rd, 2012

DIFFA Chicago will host their Dining by Design event later this week, starting with a Cocktails by Design kick-off party on Thursday, November 1st from 5:30 - 8:30 PM, followed by a Public Viewing on Friday from 10:00 - 2:00, then a Saturday afternoon Table Hop & Taste and the grand finale, the Dining by Design Gala Saturday night. To pre-purchase tickets for any of the DIFFA Chicago Dining by Design events, visit http://www.diffachicago.org/events.html .

Here of some of last year's table experiences!

DIFFA Chicago Dining by Design 2011

DIFFA Chicago Dining by Design 2011

DIFFA Chicago Dining by Design 2011

DIFFA Chicago Dining by Design 2011

DIFFA Chicago Dining by Design 2011

DIFFA Chicago Dining by Design 2011

Dining by Design San Francisco

Wednesday, November 14th - Thursday, November 15th, 2012

DIFFA's San Francisco chapter will host a Table Hop & Taste preview party on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00 - 10:00 PM at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria. In addition to showcasing table environments created through the dedication of over 60 table hosts and designers, the event will feature EFFEN vodka cocktails, fine La Crema wines and tastes from top Bay Area restaurants. Music will be provided by DJ Robbie Martin. Advance tickets can be purchased now at http://diffasf.org/events/ .

Table designs from Dining by Design San Francisco 2011:

 Gensler table at Dining by Design

Hettinger Design table at Dining by Design

Hartman Studios table at Dining by Design

Dining by Design table by 7x7

 Dining by Design - Puccini Group table

Dining by Design Detroit, Kansas City and New York

DIFFA chapters in New York, Detroit and Kansas City and Seattle are all hosting Dining by Design events this year. Visit https://www.diffa.org/dining_by_design/purchase_cities.asp? to find out about events in these cities. Also check out the DIFFA event calendar at http://www.diffa.org/events.asp for information on other DIFFA events in Seattle, Dallas and New York.

Designing by Design table by ROSSETTI

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the oldest and largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide in excess of $40 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide to service providers offering direct care, education, prevention programs, advocacy and public policy. To donate directly to DIFFA, visit https://www.diffa.org/contribute_donate.asp .

This post was written by Katie.

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