Last week, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) hosted its third annual Picnic by Design charity event at Midtown Loft & Terrace, bringing in more than $35,000 for the charity.
The event, which featured more than 40 picnic baskets created by top New York interior designers and architects, invited guests to purchase a one-of-a-kind picnic dinner followed by a lively cocktail party.
The baskets were designed by Danielle Colding, Gensler, Michael Aram, CRD Associates, Matthew David Celebrations, Brad Ford ID, HUXHUX Design, Jeremiah Brent, Antoinette Loupe, Archives ID, Atelier by Nicole Dufour DuRocher, B+N Industries, Barbara Fina, Bryon C. James for House of Oasis, Cheryl Umbles, Dan Mazzarini and Brian Humphrey of BHDM Design, Dustin O’Neal and Paris Pickett, Hollymount Ltd., Homestories, Hubley Design Interiors Inc., Kristen Guerrero, Lindsey Coral Harper, Maurice Assouline, Mee Tran Studio, Michelle Slovak, Mod Design Guru, Nile Johnson, Patrick Mele, Richard A. Baquero, Samantha Knapp for Tigerlily’s, Samuel Masters, Simple Dwellings by Elizabeth Braha, The 3rd Floor Lab, Think Fabricate, Tina Rachmandani Creative, Vanessa DeLeon, Jonathan Berger and Workshop/APD.
Here’s a look at some of the stylish picnic displays:
Julie Schuster Design Studio
Lindsey Coral Harper
DIFFA supports and funds organizations in New York City and throughout the country that are working day in and day out to provide HIV/AIDS treatment, education and prevention services for those in need. Bolon, Robert Allen, Poggenpohl, the New York Design Center and Canard, Inc. sponsored this year’s Picnic by Design. Media sponsors were Interior Design Magazine and Lonny Magazine.
Photo Credits: Sarah Sickles and Timothy Bell