Bold Statements Headline This Year's Dining by Design to Benefit DIFFA

At New York’s Dining by Design to benefit , the message was unmistakable.


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Theme: In the spirit of creativity, artist Jon Burgerman grabbed a paint pen to doodle on the dry-erase paint coating the walls, floor, and ceiling.


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The serpentine lines of the entry’s upholstered seating paid homage to the kinetically charged art of , an early HIV/AIDS activist.


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A tag from the mysterious guerilla artist brought the rosy optimism of love to the custom polyester wall covering.


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Theme: On a tablecloth made with acrylic manufactured by , concentric circles and lines turned HIV/AIDS statistics into graphic art.


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In a display produced by , the late architect’s op art stripes radiated hope, while acrylic-framed examples of past Dining by Design vignettes displayed his expansive talent.


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To highlight water’s importance, the Lab at Rockwell Group installed jets to cast a veil of mist over ’s tables and ’s chairs.


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Embodying the power of change, a zebra hand-painted in spots, not stripes, inhabited a safari-inspired world complete with campaign furniture.


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Connoting action, triangles of painted and Mylar-skinned cardboard surrounded a table set with acrylic flatware laser-cut by the students.


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To transport guests to Palm Springs, California, a bowl full of cerulean plastic beads served as a swimming pool for Barbie and Ken dolls.


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Health outreach workers fabricated the acrylic shapes cascading through a cutout in the table to represent the 37 million people living with HIV/AIDS.


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Shaped to recall two HIV/AIDS awareness ribbons joined, neon hearts were reflected by the coating on the tabletop.


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Pendant fixtures and benches, handwoven with satin cord, paid tribute to home furnishings in Dagdelen’s native Turkey.


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The circle, as a symbol of unity, manifested itself in a galaxy of suspended plastic spheres and papier-mâché lamps.


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