DIFFA Dining by Design 2014

The New York Design Center was thrilled to support DIFFA at the 17th Annual Dining by Design event, held from March 20 – March 24, 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 Kati Curtis, explored our masculine and feminine sides, asking which dominates you, guides you, intrigues you?

Kati Curtis expressed the interplay of the boy and girl in us all, and played with stereotypes that we can so easily fall prey to. Growing out of her own design balancing acts, Kati created a fantasy world utilizing the New York Design Center’s crafted materials and playful patterns, all used in ways that, while unexpected, also make perfect sense. Be sure to take a second look – things aren’t always what they seem!

Quatrefoil Rug Shown in Dusty Teal and Golds by Stephanie Odegard Collection
MB Trousdale Dining Table by PROFILES
Kata Dining Chairs by Bolier
Dining Arm Chair No. One Eighty by The New Traditionalists
Bar Cart No. One by The New Traditionalists
Kirkwood Floor Candelabras by Currey & Company
Eufaula Rectangular Chandelier by Currey & Company
Robineau Road Round Mirror from the Thom Filicia Collection for Vanguard by Sedgwick & Brattle
Mother & Son Genetic Portrait by Ulric Collette
Open Season in Beige Wallpaper by Timorous Beasties through Ted Boerner
Gastaad Plaid Dusk Fabric by Eric Cohler for Lee Jofa
Gareth Sculpture by Arteriors
Dinnerware by MATCH through Richard Cohen Collection
Glassware by MATCH through Richard Cohen Collection
Barware by MATCH through Richard Cohen Collection

Tuleh Rug by Roubini
MB Trousdale Dining Table by PROFILES
Louis XVI Style Dining Chairs by Elizabeth Pash Antiques and Decoration
Venetian Dining Arm Chair with Polychrome Finish by AD Lib Antiques
JRL-8772 Floor Lamps by John Richard
Porcelain Chandelier by Metropolitan Lighting Fixture Co.
MIR-9192 Mirror Frame with Beveled Mirror by Louis J. Solomon
Sister & Brother Genetic Portrait by Ulric Collette
Butterflies in Light Mauve Wallpaper by Timorous Beasties through Ted Boerner
Butterfly Blurr in Pink Fabric by Timorous Beasties through Ted Boerner
Fluted Ball Hurricanes in Antique Brass by Global Views
Gold Ribbon Vases by Global Views
Millefleurs Dinnerware by Gien France through Richard Cohen Collection
Spring Valley Glassware by Rogaska USA through Richard Cohen Collection

“You Are Not,” 2014, Neon Light by Ruby Anemic. Courtesy of De Buck Gallery
Upholstery and Drapery by The Work Room
Structure fabricated by DCM Fabrication
Photography by Darren Ornitz