Toast to DIFFA
Staff -- Interior Design, 10/1/2001 12:00:00 AM
On September 25th, The Terence Conran Shop hosted a Champagne Taittinger reception and sale to benefit DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) that attracted the likes of musician Elvis Costello, designer Jamie Drake, and NBC local news anchor Felicia Taylor, among many other familiar faces and names. The store donated ten percent of the evening's sales to the organization and exhibited classic Conran teapots–decorated by various entertainment and design luminaries–that will be auctioned off next year for another DIFFA benefit.
1. Shop 'n Talk: An overview of the mingling and shopping experience.
2. We Are the World: A golden lady by artist and author Ruben Toledo beside a globe-resembling pot by the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
3. Here She Comes: Suzanne Tick, designer for Tuva Looms, Prince Street, Bentley, and Knoll Textiles, makes her way down to the shop's lower level.
4. Muppets Take Manhattan: Pekoe teapot, designed by the New York Muppet Workshop at the Jim Henson Company.
5. No Smoking: A retro-gal smoker teapot designed by fashion stylist Patricia Field.
6. Quiet, Please: Rick Wolf of Wolf-Gordon stealing a moment of solitude.
7. Joining Forces: DIFFA executive director David Sheppard with The Terence Conran Shop vice president/general manager Jim Burnham.
8. You Can Bag on It: Stephen Viscusi of the Viscusi Group talks it up beside a fun display of towering bags.
9. Getting to Know You: Emmanuel Plat, buying director for The Terence Conran Shop, circumnavigates the crowds.