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Eye On Design: Us is More Dining Installation By INC Architecture & Design

Us Is More Dining Tableau
All Photos By Gail

Dining By Design takes place in New York City each year in conjunction with The Architectural Digest Design Show. This collection of high-end, conceptual dining environments is sponsored by DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) to raise awareness and funds in support of the organization’s work to fight HIV/AIDS. In the coming weeks, I’ll be showcasing my favorite installations from Dining By Design in the Eye on Design space. This week we are featuring Us is More created by INC Architecture & Design.

Us Is More Floral Lighting Fixture

In this tableau, individual ribbons and imperfect patches of color converge, creating a playful and experiential landscape. An everyday building material (wood) forms the singular core of the installation’s structure, elevated and layered upon by expressive gestures of vibrant color.

Elevation View

These layers are the building blocks that create a dynamic, three-dimensional painting in our ordinary world, where vibrant, expressive gestures elevate simple forms and materials. Alone, they are rather unremarkable, but together they are unforgettable. At this table, and life’s core, us is always more.

The installation’s rainbow color palette was inspired by the visualization of a film still from the rock biopic The Runaways, created by the Instagram account @ColorPalette.Cinema, which takes stills from classic films and adds color-coded swatches beneath them, revealing the essence of the visual language of film.

Us Is More Tabletop Detail 2

Design by Inc Architecture and Design, with Lennie Construction Corporation, and Mehovi Painting Inc. (Paint by Benjamin Moore). Additional services by Ventresca Design in partnership with Color Kinetics, LED-Linear, Loupi Lighting, Electric Light Agencies and Lights on West. Tableware by Colony.

Us Is More Installation

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Eye On Design: Wesley Moon’s Table for LUXE Magazine at DIFFA 2018

Wesley Moon's Table for LUXE Magazine
All Photos By Gail

Wesley Moon’s table for LUXE Magazine is a sanctuary of spring colors. “We wanted to create a little pod where you could escape and just get away from the world,” Moon explains.

Wesley Moon's Table for LUXE Magazine Detail

“It’s a cozy, enclosed space where you can be happy.” Moon underscores the theme of spring with Rosenthal Studio’s Versace Jardin des Papillons dinnerware and floral Cowtan & Tout fabric that his upholsterer, Anthony Lawrence Belfair, arranged in an enclosed dome “in one day!”

Wesley Moon's Table for LUXE Magazine

Photographed at DIFFA at Pier 94 in May of 2018.

Photos From DIFFA’s 20th Annual Dining By Design!

DIFFA Fight Installation
All Photos By Gail

For this week’s Eye on Design, we are presenting a fabulous visual recap of the 20th annual Dining By Design event, sponsored by Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA).

DIFFA Signage
Event Signage Outside Pier 92, Where the Event Takes Place

Held in tandem with the Architectural Digest Design Show, Dining By Design showcases imaginative, one-of-a-kind tabletop design in a series of dazzling dining installations by internationally renowned and local talent. Items in each dining tableau, as well as one-of-a-kind original artworks, are part of a silent auction fundraiser, in which everyone can participate. As DIFFA National’s largest fundraiser, Dining By Design raises nearly a million dollars annually, with proceeds going towards grants to organizations combating HIV/AIDS.

DIFFA Signage

Please enjoy photos of a few of our favorite installations!

White Room Installation

White Room by The New School at Parsons School of Design: Meal is constructed of found materials from each borough of New York City, allowing the projected materials costs to be donated back to HIV/AIDS activism. Unified in one color, the assemblage serves as an analogy for the many New Yorkers affected by HIV/AIDS. Built by a community to give back to a community.

White Room Detail
White Room Detail

The New York Times

The New York Times Designed by Liaigre, with Douglas Little.

The New York Times

The New York Times Detail

Pratt Interior Design Movers and Shakers
Pratt Interior Design: Movers and Shakers

M Moser Associates Installation featuring the Vondom Adan Planter

M Moser Associates Installation featuring the Vondom Adan Planter (seen here as the Table Base) by Italian architect and designer Teresa Sapey, which was a featured item up for bid in the silent.

Love By Silver Lining

Interior Design Produced By Silver Lining (Love Table).

Love By Silver Lining Detail

Moss Covered Table Installation

It is unfortunate that what turns out to be my best set of photos is of an installation whose designer and associated details I somehow neglected to take note of.

Moss Covered Table

Antique mirror place settings are embedded in a natural moss-covered table surface for ‘Green’ Dining at its finest — very cool!

Reaction

Perkins and Will with Steelcase and Other Sponsors: (Re)action

One in 8 people living with HVI do not know it. The Pulley system symbolizes the human effort needed to promote awareness and prevention. Illumination is achieved through action. Active participation in the fight for prevention and cure is key for enlightenment.

Reaction
(Re)action, Detail

Cappellini Designed by Giulio Cappellini and Antonio Facco

Installation by Cappellini, Designed by Giulio Cappellini and Antonio Facco.

Cappellini Detail

Ed Granger

This showcase by Twyla featured original abstract paintings by Architect-turned-Artist Edward Granger. Mystify, (2017 ) seen above, left, was part of the auction as well.

Mystify By Ed Granger

These elegant yet comfy-looking low banquets were custom made for the installation.

Desert at Dusk lush Landscapes by Ovando

Beautiful flora including succulents, cacti and air plants were expertly arranged into pieces of living art for an entire wall of this dining space, Desert at Dusk Lush Landscapes by Ovando  (donated by Ovando and Rockwell Group). Landscapes are designed in elegant 10”x10” black plate glass boxes.
Desert at Dusk lush Landscapes by Ovando

Here’s a better look at the really fantastic desert garden wall. All plants were available to own via the silent auction.

Poltrona Frau

Furnishings by Poltrona Frau are features in this showcase designed by Benjamin Noriega Ortiz, with LASVIT Lighting and Orley Shabahang carpets.

Poltrona Frau

Here are separate, but more detailed shots of the left and the right sides of this installation. I really love the Rooster mural!

Poltrona Frau

Anteriors

Design featuring Anteriors inspired furnishings.

Anteriors Bottle Detail
Anteriors Detail Shot

Fight

Fight Club Logo-inspired Design by Gensler, featuring Knoll Furniture with assistance from contract furnishings company EvensonBest.

Gensler and Knoll with Evenson BestRoche Bobois By Gensler Full

Known for its sofas and sectionals, French designer furniture company Roche Bobois provided the  vibrantly-colored cushioned seating that covers the walls of this dining installation, created by Gensler.

Roche Bobois By Gensler

What an original, wildly imaginative design approach!

Roche Bobois By Gensler

Projection of Ocean on Scrim

The immersive, 360-degree scrim over the table features a kinetic projection of ocean waves, so that you can feel like you’re dining at the beach! Excellent!

DIFFA Signage

Find out more about DIFFA and its sponsored events, at Diffa Dot Org!