ATLA On The Town: DIFFA's DINING BY DESIGN 2008

Over the weekend, we attended DIFFA's DINING BY DESIGN 2008 event at the L.A. Mart Design Center. We got a chance to see some amazing, fashion-forward tablescapes, in support of raising funds for fighting AIDS. Talented designers were commissioned to create fresh table settings featuring must-have furniture, furnishing and tabletop collections. There were over 20 stunning displays that were colorful, innovative and over-the-top. We had a great time checking everything out - here are a few of our favorites after the jump...

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Barclay Butera

We love this table design, including the mirrored wall tiles and elegant yet simple paper lanterns.

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David Stark for Benjamin Moore

This was the most colorful and creative table top, with the walls comprised of paint samples via Benjamin Moore.

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Preston Lee & Jennifer Dyer for L.A. Mart Design Center

The stunning glass chandelier was a gorgeous arrangement over this beautifully designed table.

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Preston Lee & Jennifer Dyer for L.A. Mart Design Center

The red Sherrill wing back chair at the head of the table was the perfect anchor to this rose filled tabletop.

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Haptor Barrett @ L.A. Mart Design Center, "Dinner and a Movie"

This table had a simple chicness to it. We really like the square chairs and square table with the square projected image of the movie.

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Kathryn M. Ireland for Fine Faucets/TOTO

We like the simple centerpieces of a flower in a tinted glass. We have seen this before and it was nice to see it in interpreted in the garden setting of the colorful table.

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New York Times by Doug Wilson for Design Within Reach

We thought this table was serene and elegant. The white shades were a perfect canopy to the dark wood table and brass dishware.

Click here for more information on how you can contribute to DIFFA's DINING BY DESIGN 2008 and find information about the event that is touring to various cities through the end of the year.

[Photos courtesy of Jim Harris for L.A. Mart Design Center.]

[Photos of on title page, Barclay Butera and NY Times by Rebecca Orlov]

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