DIFFA Dining by Design 2018

Alessandra Branca for Benjamin Moore Dining by Design 2018

Continuing our look at DIFFA’s Dining by Design 2018, we start with the beautiful Ralph Lauren Home table. Inspired by the courtyard of Ralph’s restaurant in Paris, the romantic setting under their Evalina chandelier included chairs brought in for the occasion from Ralph Lauren’s Bedford estate.

Ralph Lauren Dining by Design 2018 table designBlue and white has been a longstanding theme with their collections and here Cote d’Azure, Mason and Casey stoneware create a charming painterly mix. Underneath, the new white Belcourt porcelain, produced in collaboration with Bernardaud, adds a crisp and refined touch.

Ralph Lauren blue and white Dining by Design 2018 table

The Dagny hand-cut crystal has long been one of my favorite patterns

Ralph Lauren Dagny crystal

The new Bailey wine tote in wicker and leather with wine opener, cheese knives and four porcelain plates

Ralph Lauren Bailey wine tote

also echoes the Paris store with its signature insignia and ticking stripe interior.

Ralph Lauren Bailey wicker and leather wine tote

As the warmer seasons approach, the single carrier on the table is perfect to remember for summer picnics and as a memorable house guest gift (sure to secure repeat invites).

Ralph Lauren Home Bailey single wine tote

Alessandra Branca‘s table for Benjamin Moore was a showstopping homage to the company’s color of the year, Caliente. Vibrant and strong, Alessandra harnessed its radiant energy for an exotic ode to Morocco.

Alessandra Branca Dining by Design 2018 for Benjamin Moore

Enclosed by treillage with Moorish arches, brass hanging lanterns and flowers by Zeze, the space featured selections from Alessandra’s Casa Branca collection including her Udaipur paisley linen as tablecloth

Alessandra Branca with Benjamin Moore Dining by Design #caliente

and new custom SFERRA embroidered napkins. You may recognize the fabulous Les Ottomans plates by Vito Nesta which Alessandra found in Paris and I loved at NY Now.

Alessandra Branca Dining by Design 2018 table with Benjamin Moore Caliente

In thinking of his smashing space for LUXE Magazine, designer Wesley Moon envisioned his “I Dream of Spring” space as a colorful cocoon to escape the madness of the outside world.

Wesley Moon Dining by Design 2018

Editor in chief Pamela Jaccarino likened it to a spring igloo. Stepping inside, you were instantly enveloped by the cushy curved walls in an exuberant embroidered Manuel Canovas floral expertly upholstered by Anthony Lawrence-Belfair. Like Jeannie’s bottle, the curved bench seats were strewn with an abundance of brightly hued pillows.

Manuel Canovas fabric in Wesley Moon Dining by Design space

Under the fabulous floral chandelier created by Floratorium,

Floratorium chandelier in Wesley Moon Dining by Design space

place settings of Versace china for Rosenthal,

Versace china in Wesley Moon Dining by Design 2018 spaceglassware from Artemest and Christofle’s innovative MOOD flatware.

Artemest glassware and Christofle flatware at Wesley Moon's Dining by Design table

One Kings Lane created created a warm southwest vibe for their table with the NY Times.

One Kings Lane Dining by Design 2018

Everything within their vignette is available on their wide ranging site, from their own new Palma outdoor wicker seating, to Selamat pendants overhead

One Kings Lane Dining by Design

Juliska dinner and flatware

One Kings Lane Dining by Design with the New York Times

and Lindroth design lanterns which will debut on the site in the next couple weeks.

One Kings Lane Dining by Design table with Juliska and Amanda Lindroth

Crate & Barrel went bold with sparkling chrome, black and white and pops of vivid green.

Crate & Barrel Dining by Design 2018Taking inspiration from their logo’s iconic ampersand, they creating flooring in a graphic pattern that plays off the large scale chevron on the walls.

Crate and Barrel Dining by Design

Placesettings continued the contrasting black and white with new Schott Zwiesel Level Wine glasses exclusive to the store.

Crate & Barrel Dining by Design 2018 table

The New York School of Interior Design created an incredibly clever space for the New York Design Center, celebrating the NYC subway with a tunnel shaped space.

NYSID for NYDC Dining by DesignNYSID for NYDC Dining by Design

New York School of Interior Design for NYDC Dining by Design

With elements of the quotidian NYC routine, from the newspaper, to Metro Card, iconic Greek New York coffee cup and take-out, they acknowledged and elevated the everyday in design.

Dining by Design NYSID for NYDC

Arteriors designed a space inspired by the timeless scarab.

Arteriors Dining by Design booth

With a nod to firm founder Mark Moussa’s Egyptian roots, the sacred beetle is included in art, wallpaper and decorative accessories.

Dining by Design 2018 Arteriors table

Designer Bennett Leifer created a lush pear garden space for Donghia with a nod to their sinuous Anjou mirror. Echoing the fluid shape, Leifer included Donghia’s curve sofa, upholstered in the new organic patterned Bark with Renaldo sconces.

Bennett Leifer for Donghia Dining by Design

Bennett Leifer for Donghia Dining by Design 2018

Ward Bennett was a self taught Renaissance man who designed everything from building to furniture, tableware and more.

Herman Miller Dining by DesignHerman Miller‘s table was an ode to Bennett’s organic minimalism,

Ward Bennett Herman Miller Dining by Design tablefeaturing his popular Landmark Chair that is a part of their Geiger division.

Ward Bennett Landmark Chair for Herman Miller

The Gensler table created and hung 1,000 paper cranes, representing one of the 123,887 New Yorkers currently living with HIV/AIDS.

Gensler Dining by DesignEvery fold is in honor of an individual and the birds as a flock are a symbol of hope and healing through a collective story of strength and perseverance.

Gensler Dining by Design 2018

Novita, the marketing and communications agency handling the AD Design Show and the DIFFA event, collaborated on a booth with Maiarelli Studio, in honor of the press and journalists, who work to inform and educate. The floating newspaper boats are a visual metaphor for the truth in a sea of fake news.

Novita table at Dining by Design 2018all photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence

Congrats to all the designers and brands including the ones featured here and those I didn’t have a chance to cover, on their participation in this worthy evening of design.














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