DIFFA 2012

Echo Design Group, my favorite table at the DIFFA Dining for Design; 
I love the modern tribal feeling and the feathered light fixture is one of the most magnificent I have ever seen.

I went to the DIFFA Dining By Design show, held at Pier 94 in New York City on Friday, to see the 2012 edition of this wonderful exhibit of tables designed by an array of the best designers in NYC.
For those of you who are not familiar with DIFFA, it means Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. 
It "is one of the country’s largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. Merging care and commerce, supporters of DIFFA come from all fields of fine design and the visual arts, including: architecture, fashion design, interior design, photography and consumer product design." -diffa

There were many tables to be admired but a few in particular caught my eye.
 Marimekko with its expected 70's vibe and upbeat style

David Ling with his glowing boxes and surprising choice of materials

Benjamin Moore Paints with a table made entirely of books covered in paper in the many colors of their paints
And this fun table covered in dripped candle wax. Minimal and textured.
(Sorry I did not take down the name of this designer, if anyone is aware of it, please let us know.) 
*Anonymous, thank you for informing us the creator of this table is David Rockwell

After the show, I came out into the sunshine of this magnificent 1st day of Spring and as I was walking down the streets and avenues of the Big Apple, I realized how neat New York City is when the flowers make their debut and how I will indeed miss it when I move back to Paris.

But I'll be back to visit.
I'll probably even be sort of commuting to work, so to speak...

au revoir.


  1. I love seeing how creative people are at shows like that. I think that candle table is amazing - so pretty in its simplicity, but quite clever too.

  2. Anonymous25/3/12

    david rockwell did the candle wax table. loved david ling's table, so serene.

  3. I did not have a chance to see the expo. These tables are fabulous, especially the first one. would you have any ideas whose chandelier this is? it is stunning!
    happy sunday, francine

  4. Francine: it is the creative director of the Echo Design Group (Echo Design Group Inc who created the fixture for the show. I guess if he built one he can build more?
    10 E 40th Street # 16
    New York, NY 10016-0201).
    You may want to contact them.

  5. Such a fun post...love the creativity and the good cause.

  6. glad to have found your blog
    greetings from brussels