Over 1,150 members of the design community were treated to a veritable feast—of the artistic kind—at Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA)'s 16th Annual Dining by Design
. They raised a glass and significant money—$600,000 plus, to be exact—to fund direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk.
As the premiere fundraising platform for DIFFA, Dining by Design attracts talents from all fields of design and the visual arts, this year hosted by fashion designer Tracy Reese and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. The super-celebrity gala honorees were longtime DIFFA supporters Isabel and Ruben Toledo and former board member Rick Wolf, president of Wolf-Gordon
, who mingled among 42 table installations designed specifically for the event. Among them, Gensler
and Herman Miller
's table with FIT
's Best of Show award.
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