Duffy Design Group Designs for Boston Dining by Design

Under the direction of award-winning interior designer Dennis Duffy, Duffy Design Group, D SCALE and Sanford Custom Builders create La Fantasie Japonaise for the 2008 Dining by Design extravaganza held at the Boston Design Center and Black Falcon Pier, Boston.

Boston, MA, January 05, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Dennis Duffy of Duffy Design Group www.duffydesigngroup.com and D SCALE www.dscalemodern.com, teamed up with Marc Kaplan of Sanford Custom Builders www.sanfordcustom.com to create La Fantasie Japonaise for the 2008 Dining by Design extravaganza held at the Boston Design Center and Black Falcon Pier, Boston. Their guests were presented a magical pavilion that combined color, light and form to delight the senses. Duffy Design Group, D SCALE, and Sanford Custom Builders felt that in these uncertain times it was more important than ever to demonstrate how easily an environment can influence and shape our outlook.

As noted by Dennis Duffy, “we named our dining space ‘La Fantasie Japonaise’ first because of the Japanese/Deco stylized floral wall covering that we used for the interior wall panels. The ‘Fantasie’ comes from the overall effect of being in a magical place where all is beautiful. In total, this is a space that combines light, color, pattern and texture to create a truly "Fantastic" experience!”

Much of this was achieved by washing each of the nine acrylic windows that punctuate the space with a fuchsia hue emitted by an LED fixture imbedded in the platform below. The dining table, also sandblasted acrylic, was illuminated from within by a fuchsia-tinted light source. On it, the place settings combine Millennium, Sophia and Chrysanthemum patterns by Tiffany & Co. The seating platform, with fuchsia and yellow-striped fabric from Knoll Textiles, and the exterior walls of this "pavilion" were lacquered in white. All of this was covered with a canopy of steel-bead chains that came from the perimeter to the center and cascaded down over the light pendant.

Dining by Design raises significant funds to support the care and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS as well as preventative education for those at risk. The funds raised by the Boston event will go directly to a local nonprofit organization, Community Research Initiative of New England (CRI) (www.crine.org).


Duffy Design Group, Boston, MA
Dennis Duffy is the Principal of Duffy Design Group, an interior design firm which is known for its inspiring interiors. The firm has won numerous awards and has been published both locally and nationally. The firm offers its expertise and unique vision to residential clients and consistently partners with architects, developers and builders. Whether the project is a sleek residence overlooking a city skyline, a contemporary boutique hotel or a sprawling country manor, Duffy Design Group designs intuitively - carefully determining the best solution for each client. For more information please visit www.duffydesigngroup.com .

D SCALE, Boston, MA
D SCALE is Dennis Duffy’s new contemporary furniture store located at 520 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End. Awarded 2008 Best of the New by the Boston Globe, D SCALE offers both retail and trade clientele a unique collection of modern custom furnishings and case goods complemented with vintage furnishings and accessories. Store hours are Tues. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. www.dscalemodern.com and http://blog.dscalemocersn.com

Sanford Custom Builders, Wellesley, MA
Sanford Custom Builders constructs custom, high-end, single-family homes. Under the direction of Marc Kaplan, President, the company views the custom home building process as a team effort and is comfortable acting as the general contractor and working closely with an architect or taking a lead role in a design/build project. Marc’s team of subcontractors and specialists include some of the area’s most talented craftsmen who have a long-term commitment to Sanford Custom. The finest of materials are used on their projects and intricate detail work is incorporated into every home. www.sanfordcustom.com
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