Dining by Design in Chicago

(News Release) This year, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) will celebrate 11 years of Dining by Design in Chicago, the sixth stop on the fundraiser's multi-city tour. DIFFA's Dining by Design will bring together some of the most talented and celebrated individuals in the worlds of fashion, interior design, art, and architecture to create spectacular, over-the-top dining environments.

The multi-city tour, which in past years has raised more than $12 million for DIFFA, will feature awe-inspiring dining installations by design luminaries such as David Rockwell/Rockwell Group for Stolichnaya ELIT, Marc Blackwell for Beringer Vineyards, David Stark for Benjamin Moore and Vivienne Tam for HP as well as Ralph Lauren Home, Baccarat, Nautica and Crate & Barrel's CB2."We are very excited to have such a committed and dynamic group of designers and sponsors on board for DINING BY DESIGN 2008," said David Sheppard, Executive Director of DIFFA. With this group of talented individuals DIFFA will be able to raise significant funds to grant to worthy organizations nationwide providing preventive HIV/AIDS education and direct care services. The event allows each of the designers/sponsors to create an 11' x 11' space within which the creative possibilities are endless; the only requirement is that each space must accommodate at least ten dinner guests.

The schedule of events for DINING BY DESIGN Chicago is as follows:


Saturday, November 8; 11 AM until 3 PM

Guests are invited to view the incredible dining installations while sipping Beringer wines, which are paired with tastes from Chicago's top restaurants and gourmet food purveyors. Tickets are $25 per person.


Saturday, November 8; 7 PM until 12 AM

Guests will enjoy a delightful dinner, exquisite entertainment and an alluring auction amidst the breathtaking table environments. Ticket prices start at $375 per person to benefit DIFFA (reservations required).Tickets available online at diffa.org or by phone at 312.896.1178.


DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the United States. Since being founded in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide over $35 million to hundreds of AIDS service organizations nationwide. For more than 23 years, DIFFA has been one of the country's largest supporters of both direct care for people living with AIDS and preventative education for those at risk. For more information visit diffa.org

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