The Architectural Digest Home Show is held at Pier 94 in New York City on March 20-24, 2014.The show is also home to Dining By Design, an event that raises money and awareness for DIFFA, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. This year they were more than 35 inventive tabletop installations devised by leaders in the design community.
Those inspiring dining installations from the top designers like David Rockwell, Diane von Furstenberg, Jamie Drake, Robert Verdi, Kara Mann, Margaret Russell, Marc Blackwell, Kati Curtis, Ralph Lauren, Barney’s, ESSIE, Calvin Klein, Gensler, Herman Miller, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Maya Romanoff, Roche Bobois and two young designers Tumay Gunaydin Design & Mee Tran Studio which collaborated together just for this fundraising event.
Tumay Gunaydin Design & Mee Tran Studio’s dining room is dedicated to people who are fighting against HIV/Aids and all of us who are supporting them.
They said “Darkness in the space symbolizes the nature of the disease and the negative effects of social stigma. We intentionally kept the room as minimal as possible to focus on people and their hopes. The endless reflection of the plates symbolizes envisioned hope and direct look into future that hope provides.”
After days of voting by hundreds of Architectural Digest Home Show visitors Tumay Gunaydin Design received the highest number of votes and won the People’s Choice Award for Dining by Design 2014, with her boldest and most creative installation in the entire show.