Dining by Design at the Architectural Digest Home Show

Last weekend, we had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Architectural Digest Home Show. The show, held at Pier 94, showcased the wares of more than 400 art, furniture, architecture and home design vendors from both New York and around the country. While the show was a great chance to catch up on the latest trends in interior design and art, the highlight of the show had to be Dining by Design.

The annual event within and event–in which designers and brands like Ralph Lauren, Aerin Lauder, Frette, Benjamin Moore, Marimekko and more create over-the-top dining spaces inside Pier 94–serves as a major fundraiser for Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Lucky attendees to a gala dinner last Thursday night  got to dine in the spaces first hand, and the exhibit was open to the public for walkthrough tours the rest of the weekend. Below, a few of our favorite vignettes from Dining by Design at the Architectural Digest Home Show.
The entry to the exhibit.
A table display by Ralph Lauren. 
We overheard someone muse that Salvador Dali rose from the dead specifically to paint Benjamin Moore’s area.
A graphic, black, white and red dining space.
Frette’s space conjured thoughts of dining in a garden patio.