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DIFFA and David Rockwell…the design impresario

The DIFFA Dining by Design benefit dinner [on Pier 94 in the Hudson River] was a gals evening.  David Rockwell’s table was a study in simplicity.

There were about 500 guests at this gala event.  At $500 a ticket…….a quarter of a million dollars was raised for the fight against AIDS>

Each chair was a different design………..perhaps symbolizing the differences in the people who once occupied them.

The entire table was dripping in melted wax……visible reminders of our triumph over darkness.

When you have a lot of candles lit…..their presence is dominant………..you cannot ignore them.

AIDS has taken the lives of many of our friends.  The partly melted candles are symbolic of their lives…….but they live on in my memory.