DIFFA Hosts Third Annual Picnic by Design
Time flies when it’s summer! Last week,
DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS
hosted its third-annual end-of-the-summer fundraiser, Picnic by Design, the casual counterpart to
Dining by Design
The event sponsors were
New York Design Center
serving as the media partners. Almost 40 designers, artists, and architects contributed picnic baskets for sale this year, allowing the organization to raise $35,000. Always a sight to see, stand-outs for this year included
’s basket that converted into a blanket and
Incorporated Architecture & Design
‘s 3-D printed basket—it took over 90 hours to complete.
editor in chief and DIFFA’s chairman Cindy Allen remarked, “You ask designers to create a simple basket, and you get a full-blown picnic extravaganza! My dining experience, designed by
, even came with a fold-up table that I cabbed home after the event!”
Due to a spot of inclement weather earlier in the day, the celebration was moved inside the Midtown Loft & Terrace in New York. But that wasn’t going to stop 300 guests from having a fantastic time! Picnic spreads strewn about the floor, music cranked up, and drinks freely flowing, the party didn’t end until well into the evening.