DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS earlier this month hosted its largest and most successful Picnic by Design in New York, raising $50,000, which will support the organization’s grants. Twenty designers provided themed picnic baskets for the event’s 200-plus attendees to bid on.
“Over the last five years, we have seen Picnic by Design grow into one of our favorite fundraisers of the year, bringing together a diverse group of designers and attendees,” says Johanna Osburn, DIFFA executive director. “We are incredibly grateful for the generosity from our supporters who lend their time, talent and donations to help us increase our grants to fight HIV/AIDS, here in New York and across the country.”
This year’s participating designers included Andrea Algaze Design Concepts, Antoinette Loupé Interiors, Anthony Morris Design (represented by Scott Brogan Group), FXFOWLE, Gensler + Knoll, ICRAVE, ID 810 Design Group, IIDA NY, Matouk, M + Ph, Michele Alfano / MoDmade NY, Scott Brownrigg, Stacy Garcia New York, Stantec Architecture, Steven South, HLW sponsored by Geiger, Ted Moudis Associates, Vanessa Deleon Associates, and Wills Design Associates.
“I’ve had the honor of participating in Picnic by Design for the last few years, and I am so pleased to have my basket displayed alongside a variety of talented designers,” says interior designer Vanessa Deleon. “I’m grateful to the dedicated staff at DIFFA, our amazing industry who are loyal supporters and generous donors, who made this yet another successful event. It really speaks to the power of design and collaboration.”
Similar events are held in Las Vegas and Austin, and DIFFA will soon debut Picnic by Design L.A., in partnership with WestEdge Design Fair.