If you’re design nerds like we are, you’ve been watching the news feeds of lucky attendees at DxD events in Vancouver and Toronto for years. Finally, Calgary got her chance to shine last night at ACAD, and shine she did. The Social Concierge (known in Calgary for events like Diner en Blanc and Packwood Grand) presented the first annual DxD with 6 incredible designers.
Designers included were: Amanda Hamilton, Nyla Free Designs, Corea Sotropa Designs, Sally Healy Design, Connie Young Design, Alykhan Velji Designs, Uniquities, and ID Bohemia.
“Monogram Dinner by Design brings together internationally celebrated designers and local talent to create three-dimensional dining installations that awe, inspire and delight. These extraordinary dining environments — from the lavish and romantic to the outrageous and whimsical — set the stage for two days of fun and fascination.” – Website
The reveal of the intricate and innovative dinner-scapes took place last night with a vibrant cocktail party. Tonight, the celebration will continue with an exclusive dinner. Each table will host 10 guests for a truly special dinner experience.
The evening supported ACAD and Contemporary Calgary – two incredibly worthy artistic institutions – but the real winners were the designers. We are a blessed city to be surrounded by this much creative talent.
A phone photo of @idbohemia ‘s magnificent “Ex Nihilo” dining environment for @dinnerxdesign & @tsc_agency to raise funds for @acadexperience Bursary and @contemporarycalgary ! The design featured @specialeventrentals @quantumpro.ca @dc3artprojects @onewestevents . Missing from this image is the tremendous chandelier that Christina designed and we helped hand build! Can’t wait to share official photographs by @fo_photography shortly. #yyc #yeg #dinnerbydesign #dxdyyc #latergram
Wonderland aka. @alyvelji Dinner X Design table scape #DxDcgy #canilivehere #latergram #regram from @styleista_ca A photo posted by Phaedra Godchild (@phaedragodchild) on