NYSID Down with DIFFA Dining By Design
Students Isis Delomez, Brooke Lichtenstein, Whitney Vlasaty, and Yiannos Vrousgos comprised this year's NYSID team.
Nicholas Tamarin -- Interior Design, 3/23/2010 12:00:00 AM
For the third year in a row, the New York School of Interior Design got behind what is perhaps the design world's most honorable and glamorous event: the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS' Dining by Design.
This year, four NYSID students, Isis Delomez, Brooke Lichtenstein, Whitney Vlasaty, and Yiannos Vrousgos, participated in DIFFA's annual fundraising event that brings together talent from the fields of interior design, architecture, fashion, and art, to create dining environments that were then open to the public from March 18 to 22 at Pier 94 in New York.
NYSID's participation stem's from Dining By Design's Student Design Initiative, which brings in students from several of New York's best design schools—NYU, Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons, and the School of Visual Arts are also represented—and pairs them with mentors and gives them strict budgets to create their vignettes.
The foursome from NYSID, along with their faculty advisor René Estacio, teamed up with mentor Michael Tavano, to execute a cradle-to-cradle concept that repurposed used materials as design objects.
Photography by Yiannos Vrousgos.