DIFFA Dining by Design 2018

The New York Design Center was thrilled to partner with students from the New York School of Interior Design to build the table for this year’s Dining by Design. As NYSID and 200 Lex are considered two of the most iconic design institutions in New York, the students chose to bring to life a symbolic element of the City: the subway.

The concept of the table was derived from the initial theme of “Iconic New York.” The subway is a “melting pot” where people of all races, genders, social classes, and backgrounds come together. This method of transportation is utilized by almost everyone, regardless of income or status. The physical structure is an abstract and modern interpretation of a subway tunnel, and the tables within the tunnel add another element of movement and dynamism.

Dining by Design is DIFFA’s annual fundraiser to raise awareness and grant funds to organizations that provide treatment, direct care services, preventive education programs and advocacy for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. The event invites local and international designers to transform a raw space into over-the-top dining environments.