Our local Dining by Design is one of my favorite events of the year. As a member of the Steering Committee I am always involved in the behind-the-scenes details of the event, but usually don’t have much interaction with the actual tables. My first glimpse is usually when I encounter them at the venue.
I’m always amazed at the creativity of the designers who create the event’s signature “Over-the-top tabletop”, and how much work goes into these works of art.
Most design is a sum of it’s parts and as they say: “the devil is in the details”, but in this case it’s the divine!
Here are some of my favorite details from our most recent event which was held on November 16th and 17th:
Monogrammed napkin detail at the Gary Hutton Design table:
Corrugated cardboard light fixtures at a table designed by Alexandra Torre:
Male and Female “bums” at a table designed by Room Service:
A “charred” chair at the “Phoenix” table designed by Mondo Guera (of Project Runway fame), and students from San Francisco State University. The table was sponsored by The Merck’s Living Positive By Design campaign:
A checkerboard floor covering utilizing various garden materials at the table designed by Shades of Green Landscape:
Concentric Strings makes a statement at the Academy of Art table:
Succulents at a table designed by John Witmarsh:
Beakers and elements at the “Periodic Table”:
San Francisco’s Dining by Design benefits the Positive Health Program at SF General. They deliver on demand care to those living with HIV and AIDS.
To learn more about San Francisco’s Dining by Design go here. To see photos from the 2011 event go here.
David J. Hansen
Top photo: The purity of white at the table by Gary Hutton Design
All photos by David Hansen for Ashfield Hansen Design Inc. © 2011