Roche Bobois and Nicholas Moriarty Create the Ultimate Dining Experience at DIFFA Chicago

Roche Bobois is thrilled to partner with Designer Nicholas Moriarty and Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago for the DIFFA/Chicago (The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) Dining by Design event, titled “Year of the Communal Tables,” from Wednesday, November 4th through Thursday, November 5th. The highly anticipated event will draw some of the best of the design world to a stunning dining environment in support of the organizations that are working to prevent, treat, and educate in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Roche Bobois’ continued participation in DIFFA reflects their dedicated support of this important cause.

2015.1109.Nwy.Roche Bobois.DIFFA Dining by DesignRoche Bobois and Nicholas Moriarty have created the ultimate dining experience with a unique concept: reimagining the traditional dining space, pushing the boundaries of your standard table and chairs. For the designer, the space should allow you to focus on the most important components of a dinner – the people and good conversations.

The Roche Bobois pieces chosen for the space have an unprecedented essence of both the physical and visual notion of comfort. “I wanted to create a space that was evocative of the most luxurious encampment one could stumble upon,” Moriarty said.

The richly textured VOYAGE IMMOBILE Modular Sofa, organic IRON TREE cocktail table, playful TANDEM end table, iconic LEGEND bookcase and whimsical CIRRUS lamps come together to create a unique atmosphere where one can envision being both indoors or outdoors. Moriarty says that the space “begs the question of whether you’re sitting in a chic tent or in the open air.”

Roche Bobois and Nicholas Moriarty were the perfect brand/designer pairing for bringing to life a carefully curated vision with a unique and meticulous selection of materials, finishes, and finer details. Maya Romanoff Anniversary Collection Snowflake wallcoverings and Merida Sisal Rug add the final touch to Moriarty’s limitless vision.

About Roche Bobois

Roche Bobois currently has over 250 showrooms in almost 50 countries worldwide, of which 27 are located in the U.S. including even more openings this year. The brand continues to grow with an average of one new showroom opening every month.

With Roche Bobois continuing to spread its distinctive French aesthetic around the globe, the brand’s international presence has never been stronger. Thanks to a long-established network of European manufacturers and fruitful relationships with renowned designers (such as Cedric Ragot, Ora Ito, Sacha Lakic, Christophe Delcourt, and Stephen Burks) as well as the global fashion houses (Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel Home, Missoni Home), the brand has risen to the challenges of achieving an international presence and remains at the forefront of its industry offering each individual client a personalized approach to interior design.

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DIFFA/Chicago (The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) is a not-for-profit fundraising and grant making foundation that distributes funds to Chicago area HIV/AIDS service agencies that provide direct service, preventative education and outreach to people who are HIV positive, living with AIDS or at risk for infection. Founded in 1984, DIFFA has granted more than $38 million to hundreds of community-based organizations.

Founded by volunteers from the fashion industry, interior design, furnishings and architecture, supporters of DIFFA now come from every field associated with fine design. DIFFA has also been an innovative agent in drawing local and national corporations into the fight against the epidemic, and enjoys tremendous support from the business community. In Chicago, our Excellence in Care Awards funding focuses on those agencies that demonstrate extraordinary effectiveness in achieving their chosen missions in the HIV/AIDS arena.

About Nicholas Moriarty

Nicholas Roarike Moriarty, Principal/Owner, Nicholas Moriarty Interiors (NMI), was educated at the University of Northern Iowa (BA Marketing) and Harrington College of Design (AA Interior Design), Nicholas utilizes his diverse background to provide every client with a holistic interpretation of their respective style and a solution that accommodates their needs and desires. Nicholas is a modernist at heart with his earliest aesthetic memories revolving around Le Corbusier, the Bauhaus Movement, and artists like Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, and Jasper Johns. It is through Nicholas’ fundamental understanding of Modernism that he is able to interpret and actualize a variety of design styles. Le Corbusier once said, “good design is intelligence made visible” – a sentiment that stands firm at the roots of NMI.

About Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago

Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago targets the most stylish, affluent, and design-conscious readers and showcases in-the-know design trends, must-have home accessories, and an inside-look at Chicago’s chicest homes. The magazine leaves readers with countless ideas and endless inspiration and is distributed at premier locations including the Merchandise Mart, major real estate brokerage offices, top design and architecture firms, independent galleries, and a variety of other high-end retail showrooms, in addition to being mailed directly to the most affluent homes in the Chicagoland area.