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Dining By Design: Viking by Barry Rice and Ted Allen

Sponsored by the Viking Range Corporation and designed by Barry Rice with his partner in business and life, Ted Allen (from Queer Eye). With special thanks to Bottega del Vino Crystal, David Beahm Design, Global Table, Interface FLOR, Shimmerscreen, and Wud Furniture. Love the upscale, contemporary decor of their Dining By Design tabletop. The furniture and lighting are to die for for. Drool!

Here’s Barry Rice with Ted Allen

This is Corey Springer (founder of Brooklyn-based Wud Furniture) and Keren Gorni, who not only manages his Wud marketing and PR, but she is engaged to marry Corey in 3 short weeks. They’ve been together since they were teenagers – how cute is that?!?

This post wraps up our mini tour of DIFFA’s Dining By Design event in NYC this past weekend, I hope you enjoyed it. See you Tuesday!

Posted in designers, events + markets on February 26, 2007

Dining By Design: Vicente Wolf

Sponsored and designed by the great Vicente Wolf, who so graciously accepted when asked if his photo could be taken for decor8. Wolf has designed for a wide range of both residential and commercial design projects for over 30 years, authored several books (including one of my current favorites, Crossing Boundaries), and owns VW Home, a collection of contemporary furniture, textiles, accessories, and lighting, with a VW Home showroom in NYC. Here’s Mr. Wolf standing before his booth at Dining By Design this past weekend.

Posted in designers, events + markets on February 26, 2007

Dining By Design: NYDC and Shaver/Melahn Design

Sponsored by the New York Design Center (NYDC is also known as 200 Lexington), owned by James Druchman, this Dining By Design room dazzled. (200 Lex is the other one-stop-shop for the trade only building in NYC, the other being the D&D building.) This space was designed by Rick Shaver and Lee Melahn of Shaver/Melahn, a well-known design studio in NY. Lighting provided by Zia Priven. Rich Shaver is an architect and Lee Melahn an Interior Designer, and they design a line of furniture as well. A monochromatic take on Marie Antionette, their space was exquisite.

Posted in designers, events + markets on February 26, 2007

Dining By Design: Elle Decor + Margaret Russell

This space was sponsored by Elle D?cor and designed by Margaret Russell, shown below at DIFFA’s Dining By Design. Need I say more? Done in a festive Moroccan style with an outdoors-y feel, the space was very large with at 3 or 4 seating areas, all in the same style. Rich, elegant colors, lots of pattern, bench style seating. And of course, there’s Ms. Russell looking more radiant than ever.

Posted in designers, events + markets on February 26, 2007

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