By Lisa Cericola Posted March 23, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT
Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (Diffa) returned to Pier 94 for its annual Dining by Design benefit, bringing 40 installations created by architects, artists, and interior, fashion, and event designers. The five-day event, which once again ran alongside the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, included a cocktail party, gala dinner, and three days of public viewing. As in past years, many of the looks on display could translate to events, including place settings, centerpieces, and brandable items. Here is a look at those ideas and more.