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Design Exchange’s Dinner by Design

The DX’s Dinner by Design was held in Toronto from January 19-24,  2016 and raised funds for Casey House and the Design Exchange.  This creative fundraiser and exhibit showcased local and creative interior designers, architects, and decorators for a six-day celebration of creative design, food and innovative design discussion.  Local and international designers had been tasked to curate a three-dimensional dining exhibit to showcase their style, taste and personality.  This event Transformed the DX’s historic Trading Floor and guests to the exhibition were immersed in 11 original dining installations ranging in style from sophisticated to futuristic, and modern to classic.  Participating designers included design and lifestyle experts Janette Ewen, Jef Hancock and Patrick Delanty; Moriyama & Teshima Architects, co-architects of the Aga Khan Museum’s Ismaili Centre; Commute Design, the interior masters behind Toronto’s Byblos; Design Agency, the driving force behind Europe’s Generator hostels; Joel Loblaw, acclaimed landscape designer; GENSLER, a multinational design and architecture firm; architectsAlliance, the firm behind Toronto’s new towering Four Seasons Hotel; Ashley Botten, a Toronto interior designer with an international approach; Guido Costantino, an ace restaurant and residential designer; Bortolotto, the firm behind the upcoming OCADU Rosalie Sharp Pavilion; and designer-cum-foodie, Jenny Francis.  Vitra, the Swiss furniture brand and Dinner by Design major sponsor,  imagined the Casey House and Design Exchange dining space. With a designer roster that includes global stars Jasper Morrison, Jay Osgerby and Edward Barber, and Hella Jongerius, this will be a modern, original and outstanding installation.

“Monogram, a leader in luxury appliances, is committed to supporting and promoting our partnerships with the design and culinary communities,” says Monogram’s Lyndon Madden.

“Monogram Dinner by Design provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the true innovation and beauty of our product, and allows us to support Design Exchange and Casey House, two extraordinary charities.”
“Similar to a great recipe, Monogram Dinner by Design, has all the right ingredients. We have eleven of Canada’s most talented designers, five industry-leading sponsors, two fabulous award winning chefs, two worthy causes, and a dash of entertainment.” says Shauna Levy, President and CEO, Design Exchange. “There is no other event like it, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Monogram and Casey House again this year.”

“Casey House is grateful for the partnership with GE Monogram; as partnerships are a great opportunity to raise awareness about the needs we have in providing compassionate HIV/AIDS care in our city,” says Victoria van Hemert, interim CEO, Casey House. “The design community has supported Casey House since its inception, and continues to contribute generously as the requirements of people living with HIV/AIDS in our community have become more complex.”

Dinner by Design was made possible due to the generosity of major sponsors Caesarstone , Monogram, Vitra, and Manulife, and Supporting Sponsor, Spafax.

Event Information
Cocktail By Design – Tuesday, January 19, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Gala Dinner – Wednesday, January 20, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Public Viewing – Thursday, January 21, 2015 to Sunday, January 24, 2015
Twitter:  #DxDTO16.

About Design Exchange:

“Established in 1994, Design Exchange, a not-for-profit cultural institution, is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At the crossroads of multiple disciplines, from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, DX exhibitions, talks and education programs are curated to reflect the popular zeitgeist and contemporary culture, while demonstrating the relevance and importance of design to everyday life. Under a renewed strategic vision that launched in March 2012, DX has hosted renowned globetrotting exhibitions from prestigious cultural institutions, including Stefan Sagmeister’s The Happy Show and Design Museum London’s Christian Louboutin retrospective, alongside its own This Is Not A Toy, guest curated by Pharrell Williams and Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics, guest curated by Jeanne Beker. Building design awareness and education from its downtown Toronto location in the historic Toronto Stock Exchange building, the museum attracts thousands of visitors of all ages.”  []

About Casey House:

“Casey House is a specialty HIV/AIDS hospital in Toronto that serves the needs of people who are medically complex. Casey House is currently building a brand new facility to improve their capacity to provide advanced HIV/AIDS specialty health care services. The scope of services will include in-patient care, a day health program, home care and outreach care. Many of the people served at Casey House face health issues that go well beyond their HIV diagnosis. Clients typically have five or more major medical problems complicating their HIV disease. Many also have mental illness, substance use and live in poverty. Casey House’s commitment is to provide compassionate health care for people living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS, in collaboration with their communities.”[newsrelease]

The Design Exchange’s Dinner by Design was a great event for a worthy cause.  Check back here for next year’s event.
© TorontoArtsandEvents 2016 Photographs and Article

Category: Charity Events
Start Date: 2016-01-19
End Date: 2016-01-24
Venue: Design Exchange Toronto Ontario

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