Student Design Initiative
DIFFA is thrilled to present the 2009 Student Design Initiative. Benjamin Moore and DIFFA are proud to provide the next generation of designers this rare opportunity to work with top design veterans and to participate in one of the industry's most anticipated events.
On March 26, 2009, this year's student design teams debuted their installations at Pier 94 for DINING BY DESIGN New York. As in 2008, the student design teams - using the guidance of top design veterans - conceived and executed stunning installations at DINING BY DESIGN. These dining environments were inarguably on par with the rest of the designers' creations, and on a strict budget, too! DIFFA is very proud of the participating students, thankful for all their hard work, and grateful to the industry mentors, design schools and Benjamin Moore for their generous support of this program.
Participating school and mentors in 2009:
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY with mentor David Beahm
NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN with mentor Shaver/Melahn Studios
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY with mentor Miles Redd
PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN with mentor Vicente Wolf
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS with mentor Robert Verdi