High-Concept Design Meets Haute Cuisine at Fourth Annual Dinner by Design


Back-to-back evenings showcasing the best of contemporary West Coast interior design


The fourth annual Dinner by Design, presented by The Social ConciergeCosentino Group and new title sponsor Kabuni, in partnership with IDSwest, is where Vancouver’s twin passions for fine dining and even finer design come together. Two tasteful and tasty nights (September 15 and 16, 2016) will benefit Interior Design Program scholarships at the Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver (VCAD).

Dinner by Design will offer over a dozen top-tier, West Coast-based interior designers — such as Karin Bohn, LAMP’s Nicole Fox and Stephanie Brown — free rein to create extraordinary tablescapes and dining rooms within a 12×12-foot footprint. The only limit is their imagination.

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In keeping with the event’s mandate to foster the next generation of design stars, students of the benefiting VCAD Interior Design Program will be tasked with creating a bar and lounge under the mentorship of designers Jamie Banfield, Meaghan Jones of Sherwood Cabinetry and Monica Jeffers.

“Partnership with Dinner by Design creates a great opportunity for our students to experience working with professionals and put what they learn into practice with an understanding of the industry,” says VCAD Interior Design Advisor Rostina Abd Razak. “This experience will provide them the foundation to build upon their skill-set to become contributors in the interior design community.”

The collection of tablescapes and room sets and the student-designed lounge will serve as the backdrop for two magical, back-to-back evenings:

• Cocktail Art, Vancouver’s largest and most stylish cocktail party for 850 guests (Thursday, September 15, 8pm to 2am)

• Dinner by Design Gala Dinner, a multi-course dining experience served to 150 guests seated inside the Dinner by Design tablescapes (Friday, September 16, 6:30pm to 1am)

On Thursday, September 15, Cocktail Art will bring together upwards of 850 guests for an extravagant showcase of Vancouver’s world-renowned cocktail culture. An all-star bar team will concoct a series of signature cocktails, each one conceived to push the limits of mixology. Canapés will be provided by an enviable roster of some of the city’s top restaurants and caterers.

The Dinner by Design Gala Dinner takes place the following night — Friday, September 16 — and will see upwards of 150 guests take their assigned seats at the designers’ tablescapes for a sumptuous, multi-course feast complete with wine and bubble pairings.

Those wishing to view the remarkable and unfettered creations of some of Canada’s top interior designers may also take part in the free, student-friendly public viewing on the afternoon of Friday, September 16 from 11am to 3pm. A suggested donation of $20 will benefit scholarships at the Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver.

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• Cocktail Art – Thursday, September 15, 8pm to 2am, tickets $75

• Free Public Viewing – Friday, September 16, 11am to 3pm, with suggested donation $20

• Dinner by Design – Friday, September 16, 6:30pm to 1am, tickets $300

Location: Harbour Events Centre (750 Pacific Blvd.)


For ticket and event information, please visit www.dinnerxdesign.com

Partial proceeds to benefit the Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver.



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