DIFFA Hosts 4th Annual Picnic by Design Benefit

Claudino Weber holding out his favorite basket, designed by CetraRuddy and inspired by the High Line. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Joan MacKeith and Barry Richards of Rockwell Group. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Paris Grant of Drake Design Associates, Dustin O’Neal of DNA, and Danielle Colding of Danielle Colding Design. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

President-elect of ASID Robin Baron and her daughter Chloe. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen and Johanna Osburn of DIFFA announcing the winning baskets. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

CetraRuddy’s geometric picnic basket inspired by the High Line won the highest bid. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Gensler’s basket won first place. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

MoDMade NY’s basket, which tied for first place in the evening's judging, is shaped like a pair of headphones and includes embedded speakers. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Some of the picnic basket judges: Helene Oberman of Interior Design , Stephanie Goto of StephanieGoto, Louise Vongerichten of Chefs Club, Annie Block of Interior Design , and Christophe Rammant of Ege. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Nga Damerell and Charls Pasion of Ege. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Interior designer Christina Caughey and Michael Pette. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Jonas Gabbai, Ed Wood, and John Mulling of Gensler. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

A detail of The Light Within, the basket by Kristen Ward Guerrero of Sargenti Architects. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Byron James-Rodrigues of House of Oasis and Katie Sikorski of Poggenpohl. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Mong/Todorova’s basket with Japanese details, including a paper umbrella. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Catarine Wright of Cat Wright Interior Design with James Rixner and Lindsey Anderson. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

VDA Design’s basket included cork letters for a picnic game. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

A basket by Hollymount. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Sarah Stepahin of HBF with Lanee Sanders. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Design enthusiasts Sonali Pai, Purvi Patel, and Ekta Jaisinghani. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Currie Gardner of HLW International, Kyle Wright of the Shubert Organization, and Andrew Floyd of Arper. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

The crowd enjoyed the terrace at Ramscale Studio. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Robert Nachman and Jana Weill of Robert Allen with Steve Rappos of KnollTextiles. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Nicole Haddad of NY Spaces with Chris Abbate of Novità PR. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Nile Johnson Interior Design’s basket emulated a house, complete with a small chimney. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Tiago Fonseca and Michele Alfano of MoDMade NY. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Frank Carafro of Desiron and Stephen Roesler of DesignersAxis. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Interior Design Hall of Famer Kenneth Wampler with Christophe Rammant of Ege. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Susan Blond, DIFFA board member, with Johanna Osburn, executive director of DIFFA, Marc Blackwell of his own firm, and Dawn Roberson of DIFFA. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

Lena Lim of B+N Industries, Barry Segen of Silvestri California, and Harry Cunningham of Vera Bradley. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

The reps from Cliffton Dry cider taking a selfie. Photography by Erik Bardin/polarity.co.

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