DIFFA: Dining by Design-II

More tabletop installations from DIFFA’s Dining by Design event featuring Kravet, DvF, NY Times and more. Yes, most of these are a bit over the top but the details in each can be easily adapted for many parties and occasions.

Grab a coffee or tea, this is a long one.


NY School of Interior Design



For those that missed part I of the 2011 Dining by Design installations, you can check it out right here.

images: manvi drona hidalgo


Dining by Design Installations and Cocktail party

Those of you who know me know that an event featuring a large number of tabletop installations is literally like my disneyland. Its where I could spend days admiring every little design detail in each installation. So it should come as no surprise that I took 1000s, yes, thousands of pictures, including many video clips, of these absolutely stunning and dramatic designer tablescapes at DIFFA‘s dining by design event at the ADSHOW in NYC.

While I did my best to capture as many looks and details no picture can replace actually being there and seeing the installations (and cocktail party) in person. Well at least not to someone as crazy about event design as me.  Here is the first lot. Lets take a seat shall we?






Architectural Digest


I took most of these pictures during the day and returned later for the “cocktails by design” party. My artist friend Caroline and I had such good fun! We even bumped into Jennifer Powell (Kravet) and Michelle Adams EIC Lonny Mag.

More to come.

images: Manvi Drona-Hidalgo. If you wish to use any of these pictures, kindly send me a note to request permission. thank you.