DBD logo 2013DINING BY DESIGN brings together internationally celebrated designers and local talent to create dining installations that awe, inspire, and delight. These extraordinary dining environments—from the lavish and opulent to the outrageous and whimsical—set the stage for five days of fun and fundraising. 


Thanks to an increasing interest in both DINING BY DESIGN and the Architectural Digest Home Design Show,  this year we are expanding! DINING BY DESIGN New York will be held March 19-23, 2015 at Pier 92, with 30,000 square feet for design, creativity, and innovation, all in support of DIFFA. The event is still co-located with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, which attracts over 40,000 visitors each year.

We still have a few CENTERPIECE TABLE SPONSORSHIPS available! Take your seat at the table for the DINING BY DESIGN Gala and show off your creativity.
To learn more, click here.

Be sure to check out the DINING BY DESIGN Auction! To register and bid, click here.

For volunteer opportunities, click here.

Preview Party
Thursday, March 19
7 – 10 pm
$150 if purchased by March 6, 2015
Designers and guests mingle surrounded by dazzling dining installations, while sampling treats from NYC’s top restaurants and gourmet food purveyors and enjoying wine and specialty cocktails.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Thursday, March 19*-Saturday, March 21
11am – 7pm
Sunday, March 22
10am – 6pm
$30 in advance, $40 at the door
Explore the latest in design trends as you view the
amazing dining installations and shop the silent auction.
To purchase tickets, click here.
Use promotional code “DIFFA” to receive $5 off the ticket price
*Please note that DINING BY DESIGN will close at 3pm on March 19th in order to prepare for COCKTAILS BY DESIGN that night.

Monday, March 23
6:30 – 11pm
Cocktails and table hopping are followed by an elegant
seated VIP dinner accompanied by dancing and a
fantastic silent auction.
To purchase tickets, click here.

For a list of DINING BY DESIGN New York 2015 sponsors, click here.

To download the DINING BY DESIGN press release, click here.


View the DBD NY 2014 program book.

To view some of last year’s highlights, please visit DIFFA’s Pinterest and Instagram and check out some of the coverage at Interior Design and Architectural Digest.

Jamie Drake and his team at Drake Designs installing sponsor Benjamin Moore’s table for last year’s event.

For information on the DINING BY DESIGN National Tour, contact our office at 212-727-3100 or email info@diffa.org.

For press inquiries, contact:
Steven Williams at swilliams@diffa.org

We welcome both individual and corporate sponsors. Whether your company or background is in a creative area or you are simply a fan, we encourage a cross section individuals and companies to participate and support DIFFA‘s work. Many designers and manufacturers will chose to host and design their own installation, however, we are happy to “match make” by helping identify a designer or team who can help execute your installation.

DIFFA invites all creative individuals and design-oriented companies from all fields and disciplines to create installations. Past participants include top architects, interior designers, fashion designers, floral and landscape artists, event producers, photographers, retailers and design schools.

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