DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) will gather thousands of designers, notable guests and avid supporters to celebrate its 20th Annual DINING BY DESIGN (DBD), March 16 – 20. As DIFFA National’s largest fundraiser, DBD raises nearly a million dollars annually—contributing over $42 million in grants to organizations combating HIV/AIDS nationwide since its founding in 1984. DINING BY DESIGN showcases imaginative, one-of-a-kind tabletop design by internationally renowned and local talent.
Where: Pier 92, Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street, NYC
For the ninth consecutive year, the New York event will be co-located with the Architectural Digest Design Show on Pier 94. On-site registration & pressroom is located at Pier 94.
When: Thursday, March 16 – Monday, March 20, 2017
COCKTAILS BY DESIGN Preview Party
Thursday, March 16, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Early bird tickets $150 (Through March 2, 2017)
Designers and guests mingle surrounded by dazzling dining installations. Treats from NYC’s top restaurants and gourmet food purveyors will be served along with wine and specialty cocktails.
Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18, 10am -6pm
Sunday, March 19, 10am – 5pm
General admission $30 + tax ($40 at the door / free for pre-registered design trade)
Visitors are invited to explore the latest in design trends while viewing opulent dining installations and shopping the silent auction.
Monday, March 20, 6:30 – 10:30pm
Cocktails and table-hopping are followed by an elegant seated VIP dinner accompanied by dancing and a silent auction.
Who: This year’s ever-growing list of sponsoring brands and designers include:
Event Sponsors: Benjamin Moore and Heritage Home
Media Sponsors: Architectural Digest, Interior Design
Industry Partner: New York Design Center, designed by Brad Ford and FAIR
Diamond Sponsor: Crate and Barrel and Gensler + Knoll + EvensonBest
Platinum Sponsors: AJ Madison & Viking, Capellini, LUXE Interiors + Design/Cambria, M Moser Associates, Perkins + Will, Steelcase, Coalesse, Designtex & Empire Office, Poltrana Frau with collaboration of LASVIT Lighting and Orley, Ralph Lauren, and Roche Bobois + Gensler
Gold Sponsors: Arteriors, Blue Ocean Design & Charleston Limewash, Design Within Reach, Florim, Herman Miller, Humanscale, Tai Ping, Materials Inc + Steelite + Tzelan, and Rockwell Group.