Monogram Dinner by Design Presented by Caesarstone, returns to Toronto January 19-24. This fundraiser and exhibit is a six-day celebration of the crossover between food and design, where local and international designers have been tasked to curate a three-dimensional dining exhibit to showcase their style, taste and personality.
Guests to the exhibition will be immersed in 11 original dining installations ranging in style from sophisticated to futuristic, and modern to classic. This year, participating designers include Janette Ewen, Jef Hancock and Patrick Delanty; Moriyama & Teshima Architects, co-architects of the Aga Khan Museum’s Ismaili Centre; Commute Design, the interior masters behind Toronto’s Byblos; Design Agency, the driving force behind Europe’s Generator hostels; Joel Loblaw, acclaimed landscape designer; GENSLER, a multinational design and architecture firm; architectsAlliance, the firm behind Toronto’s new towering Four Seasons Hotel; Ashley Botten, a Toronto interior designer with an international approach; Guido Costantino, an ace restaurant and residential designer; Bortolotto, the firm behind the upcoming OCADU Rosalie Sharp Pavilion; and designer-cum-foodie, Jenny Francis.
What’s more, Vitra, the Swiss furniture brand and Dinner by Design major sponsor, will imagine the Casey House and Design Exchange dining space with a designer roster that includes global stars Jasper Morrison, Jay Osgerby and Edward Barber, and Hella Jongerius.
“Similar to a great recipe, Monogram Dinner by Design, has all the right ingredients. We have 11 of Canada’s most talented designers, five industry-leading sponsors, two fabulous award winning chefs, two worthy causes, and a dash of entertainment.” says Shauna Levy, president and CEO, Design Exchange. “There is no other event like it, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Monogram and Casey House again this year.”
Bill Osborne, Chef de Cuisine of America Restaurant and a second renowned chef soon to be announced will be at the helm of the kitchen this year; mixing up a dynamite multi-course dining experience for 150 VIP diners at Dinner by Design on January 20 2016.
“Casey House is grateful for the partnership with GE Monogram; as partnerships are a great opportunity to raise awareness about the needs we have in providing compassionate HIV/AIDS care in our city,” says Victoria van Hemert, interim CEO, Casey House. “The design community has supported Casey House since its inception, and continues to contribute generously as the requirements of people living with HIV/AIDS in our community have become more complex.”
Monogram Dinner by Design Presented by Caesarstone is also made possible due to the generosity of major sponsors Vitra, and Manulife, and Supporting Sponsor, Spafax.
- Cocktail By Design – Tuesday, January 19, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Gala Dinner – Wednesday, January 20, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Public Viewing – Thursday, January 21, 2015 to Sunday, January 24, 2015
For more information about Monogram Dinner by Design, sponsors, partners and to purchase tickets, please visit dinnerxdesign.com. Join the conversation using the hashtag #DxDTO16.