DIFFA’s Dining by Design table hop party was full of inspiring ideas, delicious food and familiar faces from the San Francisco architecture and design community. Lisa and I attended this year and enjoyed mingling with fellow designers while checking out the creative table designs of this year’s participating designers.
The diversity of designs was truly impressive. We viewed tables that were dark and moody, traditional and elegant, inspired by nature, and even inspired by a science laboratory! We loved the tongue-and-cheek use of the Fabio Novembre Him & Her chairs that featured chairs with butts. The students of CCA designed a table using string radiating from an illuminated hole in the background that reminded us of a solar eclipse.
We even got to chat with the charismatic Mondo Guerra, former Project Runway Season 8 Star, who worked with students from San Francisco State University to design a table inspired by fire. They came up with an enchanting, dark, not so Mondo design that featured a mostly black color palette with no patterns. Moooi’s Smoke Dining Chair, which looks like a chair that was previously lit on fire, was perfectly placed in this table design.
This was a fabulous event for a great cause. DIFFA grants proceeds from the event to the Positive Health Program at San Francisco General Hospital, ranked as the nation’s top HIV/AIDS clinic since 1983.