Caroline McKeough, AASID alum


If you visit the Architectural Digest Home Design Show March 17-20, please pop in to Dining by Design on Pier 94 and take a look at my table installation. I am excited to be one of four designers who was selected to design a table as part of DIFFA’s new “Emerging Designers” initiative.

Dining by Design is a chance for the design community — from fashion to interiors to architecture to industrial design — to come together and build creative dining environments in support of a great cause. The tables are on display for a few days and the whole event culminates in a grand gala dinner.

I made most of the elements in my installation – dipped flatware, reconfigured wineglasses, painted table and floor cloths, and a centerpiece of vintage frames – by hand. For the rest, a big THANK YOU to my sponsors…

— The architectural Fornasetti plates are from Barneys New York.
— The lovely fabric I used to sew the napkins is by Designer’s Guild at Osborne & Little.
— The stainless steel butterflies were custom made by the great minds at Amuneal Manufacturing in Philadelphia.

THANK YOU to everyone who helped me pull this together and to all my design community peeps for being so supportive! The boys at TUG Studio helped me get involved with DIFFA and, without them, I would not have had this great experience (and I wouldn’t be able to draw in different lineweights, but that’s another story).

— Caroline McKeough