Dining by Design, a fund-raising event hosted by Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, held annually in March, sees top designers, architects, brands, and local talent transforming a raw space into over-the-top dining installations. IThe event that raised USD$700,000 this year also includes a silent auction, a cocktail party, and a gala dinner.

The five-day event took place alongside the Architectural Digest Home Design Show at Pier 92, New York in March 2018.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights.

<p> <a href="/novita-communications/new-york/listing/930165">Novita Communications</a>’ display celebrated the power of the media to inform people. The newspaper boats represented vessels of...

Novita Communications’ display celebrated the power of the media to inform people. The newspaper boats represented vessels of truth, floating above the noise.

Photo: Alan Berry

<p> Rapt Studio created a device-free dinner table, complete with smartphone storage, a revolving tabletop, and a dark gray palette.</p>

Rapt Studio created a device-free dinner table, complete with smartphone storage, a revolving tabletop, and a dark gray palette.

Photo: Alan Berry

<p> Crate and Barrel's signature black-and-white branding served as a backdrop for the company’s dining vignette. Lush green benches, chrome...

Crate and Barrel’s signature black-and-white branding served as a backdrop for the company’s dining vignette. Lush green benches, chrome chairs, and fresh greenery brought the space to life.

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<p> Watches served as napkin rings at each table setting.</p>

Watches served as napkin rings at each table setting.

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<p> Pratt Institute students addressed the weighty subject of a H.I.V.-positive diagnosis as the “elephant in the room,” interpreting the...

Pratt Institute students addressed the weighty subject of a H.I.V.-positive diagnosis as the “elephant in the room,” interpreting the metaphor with this yellow chicken wire sculpture of the animal.

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<p> Sunbrella teamed up with Peter Pennoyer Architects to create a fantasy dinner party. Chair slipcovers designated spots for artists...

Sunbrella teamed up with Peter Pennoyer Architects to create a fantasy dinner party. Chair slipcovers designated spots for artists, thinkers, and innovators throughout history, including interior designer Dorothy Draper and architect Sir John Soane.

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<p> Inspired by Franke’s kitchen sinks and faucets, Marc Thorpe Design presented the “Gallery of Franke” with the company’s products...

Inspired by Franke’s kitchen sinks and faucets, Marc Thorpe Design presented the “Gallery of Franke” with the company’s products serving as artwork.

Photo: Alan Berry

<p> <em>The New York Times</em> and One Kings Lane laid out a desert chic, bohemian tablescape with golden pomegranates that...

The New York Times and One Kings Lane laid out a desert chic, bohemian tablescape with golden pomegranates that featured the shopping site’s new outdoor furniture.

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<p> Designer Wesley Moon's table for <em>Luxe</em> magazine celebrates springtime with bright pastel colors and plenty of florals, including a...

Designer Wesley Moon’s table for Luxe magazine celebrates springtime with bright pastel colors and plenty of florals, including a blooming ceiling installation.

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<p> As an homage to Donghia’s Anjou mirror, designer Bennett Leifer built a pear garden setting with grassy floor covering...

As an homage to Donghia’s Anjou mirror, designer Bennett Leifer built a pear garden setting with grassy floor covering and earthy tones.

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<p> <em>Interior Design</em> magazine continued to use bold graphics and inspiring messages for its tablescape. This year, with the theme...

Interior Design magazine continued to use bold graphics and inspiring messages for its tablescape. This year, with the theme “the light within,” the design featured bright yellow cubes and light bulbs as tabletop decor.

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