DIFFA Dining by Design 2015

The New York Design Center was thrilled to support DIFFA at the 18th Annual Dining by Design event, held from March 19 – March 23, in conjunction with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Dining by Design brings together celebrated designers and local talent to create three dimensional dining installations that awe, inspire, and delight. These extraordinary dining environments—from the lavish and romantic to the outrageous and whimsical—set the stage for five days of fun and fundraising.

This year’s table, designed by Lydia Marks and Lisa Frantz of Marks & Frantz Design, was a glittering homage to Hollywood’s Golden Age with an on-stage dinner furnished entirely by 200 Lex showrooms. In a sophisticated and pattern-rich tableau, Marks & Frantz crafted a glamourous dining pavilion complete with fretwork mirrors, deco-inspired wall sconces and a show-stopping chandelier. Beyond the stage, an audience from a vintage black and white image looks on. The viewpoint of this dining environment is from backstage, framed by the raw backs of scenery flats, a make-up mirror and on-air sign.

Cassandra Occasional Chair by Celerie Kemble for Henredon
Mark Double Pedestal Table by Kindel
Hanley Large Chandelier by Arteriors
Lulu Floor Lamps by Amanda Nisbet for Niermann Weeks
Baron Wall Sconces by Currey & Co.
Metro Wall Sconces by Currey & Co.
Cicero Obelisks by Currey & Co.
Corrugated Bamboo Cachepots by Global Views
Aqua Peacocks by Global Views
Minstrel Gold Dinnerware by Lenox through Richard Cohen Collection
Tabletop by Annieglass through Richard Cohen Collection
Flatware by Nambe through Richard Cohen Collection
Glassware by Michael Wainwright through Richard Cohen Collection
Votives by Orrefors Kosta Boda through Richard Cohen Collection
Chair Fabric Bengal Silk Emerald by Kravet
Table Runner fabric Mini Deck by Diane von Furstenberg for Kravet
Drapery Fabric 33119.8 by Kravet
Wallpaper Fretwork Foil Black and Gold by GP & J Baker at Lee Jofa
Floor Covering Labyrinth Black and Beige by Cole & Son for Kravet
Black Tassels by Kravet

Structure fabricated by DCM Fabrication
Floral by Aisling Flowers/Tess Casey
Backdrop by Drop Shop NYC
Upholstery and drapery by Marks & Tavano Workroom