Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) is back for its sixth annual fundraiser, Picnic By Design®

Hosted on the rooftop at Stage 48, the New York skyline will set the scene for this festive evening. More than 20 top-tier designers and creative brands will curate unique picnic baskets to be admired and bid upon during the event. Each year Picnic by Design brings out over 200 tastemakers from New York City and beyond for gourmet picnic fare, one-of-a-kind design and to raise funds toward DIFFA’s mission to support HIV/AIDS service organizations across the country.

recap from '2016'

We are thrilled to have the support of so many exceptional individuals and companies who donate their time and talents to DIFFA to make this event truly unique. The 6th annual Picnic by Design will bring out a larger-than-ever lineup of designers from diverse backgrounds who will help fundraise toward our mission to fight HIV/AIDS,
— said Johanna Osburn, Executive Director at DIFFA. 

Rhomee '2016'

Now in its 6th year in New York City, Picnic by Design celebrates creative expression while raising funds and engaging designers in DIFFA’s mission to further the fight against HIV/AIDS. Guests will view and bid on more than 20 specialty picnic experiences filled with surprises, such as tickets to RuPaul's DragCon and spirits from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Some of this year’s basket designers include Andrea Schumacher Interiors, Dwell Studio, FXFOWLE, Jes Gordon and Dirt Cobain, Mitchell Hill, NPZ Style & Décor, Studio TK and Gensler, Ted Moudis Associates, Tyler Wisler, Vanessa Deleon Associates, and Wills Design Associates.

I CRAVE '2016'

Current Picnic By Design sponsors includes Blanco, Robert Allen Duralee Group, Interior Design and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact Dawn Roberson at Tickets are now available at for $125, with prices increasing to $150 on August 25. Visit to sign up for exclusive event updates.

'2016' Baskets.

'2016' Party

Keep up with DIFFA

Instagram (@diffanational). The official hashtag for the event is #picnicbydesign.