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dining by design

another highlight from last week’s blogtour was the diffa (design industries foundation fighting aids) dining by design showcase at the architectural digest home design show. every year diffa invites the crème de la crème of the design world to create tables that exemplify their style and story, and this year saw some truly delightful creations!

the blogtour crew were lucky enough to be invited to attend the thursday night cocktail reception at the showcase, and it was fabulous to see all the tables surrounded by glamorously attired members of the new york social scene, all enjoying decadent strawberry champagne cocktails and moreish canapés.

david stark had teamed with paint company benjamin moore (above) to create a stunning fairytale-esque colour story table, with a hanging cascade of vibrant butterflies and delicate laser-cut storybook figures aligned down the centre.

naturally marimekko provided the most colourful table of the showcase – i am always drawn to their wacky prints and colour clashes!

the new york times table was designed by design within reach, and i was delighted to see the table adorned with miniature versions of the sleek and modern design within reach chairs (remember how excited i was to spot miniatures at the stockholm furniture fair? – super cute!)

the merchandise mart properties table was designed by designlush, who created a rather luxurious and uber-glam table, resplendent with gold slinkies as placecard holders – what a fabulous idea!

with many thanks to the lovely cecy j for the benjamin moore and merchandise mart properties table photographs. blogtour nyc was sponsored by: miele, samuel heath, rotsen furniture, scholtes, du verre, mmpi (organisers of ad show 2012), blanco america, poggenpohl, spirit of sports, victoria and albert baths, jenn air, big ass fans, modern aire, vitra, wallunica and mix magazine.

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  1. What a fantastic idea with the slinkies! I can image you could have great fun at Christmas with these – adorn with holly and berries! And what a great post-dinner party game!