Tabletop Inspiration from Dining By Design

Tabletop Inspiration from Dining By Design

Janel Laban
Nov 6, 2009

Last night, we attended the opening cocktail party for the annual fundraiser at the Merchandise Mart, Dining by Design. It's a three day industry event that raises funds for DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). In between the chatting, sipping and snacking, we snapped a few photos of some of the always interesting tablescapes put together by local designers and firms for the event...

There are still opportunities to go view all the tables - here is all the info on the rest of the events durning Dining By Design 2009:

DIFFA'S DINING BY DESIGN PUBLIC TABLE VIEWING
Friday, November 6th; 10 AM-2 PM
Browse the spectacular table creations and garner ideas to create beautiful dining environments in your own home. Open to the public with a $10 contribution per person to benefit DIFFA. Tickets can be purchased online at diffachicago.org or at the door.

DIFFA'S DINING BY DESIGN TABLE HOP & TASTE
Saturday, November 7th; 11 AM-3 PM
TABLE HOP & TASTE will feature wine pairings from National Sponsor Castello di Gabbiano with savory culinary treats from local restaurants including: Bistrot Zinc, La Madia, The Red Canary, Chaise Lounge, Old Town Social, Tuscany, Duchamp, RL, Rosebud Restaurants, Bonsoiree, Market, Theory Bar & Grill and Zealous. This event is open to the public and tickets are $40/ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at diffachicago.org or at the door.

DIFFA'S DINING BY DESIGN GALA DINNER
Saturday, November 7th; 6:30 PM-11 PM
Guests will enjoy a delightful dinner, exquisite entertainment and an alluring auction amidst the breathtaking table environments. Tickets are available at the price of $500 per person to benefit DIFFA (reservations required).

More info on the event: Merchandise Mart
More info on the organization: DIFFA Chicago

(Images: Janel Laban)

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