DIFFA’s Picnic By Design Showcased Design Trends From Around the World 🌍
On Wednesday, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) hosted a spectacular Picnic By Design at the Midtown Loft and Terrace. The design community came together to cap off a fantastic summer with a night of fun philanthropy. The event featured clever and creative takes on this year’s global theme. Several designs were inspired by colorful getaways such as a Grecian escape, a Nordic midsommar, and an affair with the Mediterranean Sea. Other baskets celebrated the rich design heritage of countries like Denmark, Morrocco and Japan. All of the baskets were curated to the brim with delightful accessories and delectable goodies.
DIFFA Plus, the next generation of New Yorkers supporting the DIFFA mission, hosted a picnic-themed lounge space designed by Dylan Kruse of Rockwell Group with playful cloud-like lights by Focus Lighting. Attendees enjoyed rounds of “spin the bottle” to win a bottle of wine or liquor, a fun giveaway that supported the evening’s overall fundraising efforts.
Proceeds from Picnic By Design will go to organizations across the country that work directly with those affected by HIV/AIDS and make a difference in their lives.
Picnic By Design 2019 – Designers and Basket Themes:
DOSK Interiors – Inspired by Crazy Rich Asians
Gensler + MENU – Danish Inspiration
Jellycat – Quirky Amuseables
Knoll with HOK – Escape to Greece
Matouk – Moroccan Inspired
Michele Alfano Design LLC – Wabi Sabi
NPZ Style + Decor – A Taste of Colombia
Paris K Design – A Mediterranean Affair
Sarah Von Dreele – “La Rentree” French Comforts
Stacy Garcia Inc. – Stay
Studio TK – Wine & Genes
Tina Marie Prybula & Stéphanie Johansson – Nordic Midsommar
TPG Architecture – Global Sustainability
Vanessa Deleon Associates – It’s a Doggie Dog World in New York City
Wills Design Associates – Irish You Were Here
Wilson Associates – The Art of Tea
DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that fight HIV/AIDS by providing treatment and direct care services for people living with or impacted by the disease, offering preventative education programs targeted to populations at risk of infection, or supporting public policy initiatives. DIFFA is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the United States, mobilizing the immense resources and creativity of the design community. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has emerged from a grassroots organization into a national foundation based in New York City with chapters and community partners across the country that, working together, have provided more than $44 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide. www.diffa.org.