First Vancouver Monogram Dinner by Design Kicks Off IDSwest
New social experience fundraiser spreads across Canada
September 15, 2013 - GE Monogram Dinner by Design is a series of fundraising
dinners and cocktail parties hosted by well-known interior designers and members of the design
community for the benefit of local charities. Originally launched in Ontario, the series is making
its way across Canada and on September 16-17, 2013 The Social Concierge will produce
Vancouver's first Monogram Dinner by Design in partnership with Interior Design Show West
(IDSwest) to benefit the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.
The two-day event showcases design luminaries and culinary giants in a feast for the senses as
ten designers are challenged to each create an extraordinary dining environment within 24 hours
for ten guests to enjoy a three-course meal from Culinary Capers.
This years' collection of designers include ten of the West Coast best, such as: Kelly Deck
Design, Craig Stanghetta (St. Marie), Amanda Forrest Design, Robert Blaney Design, Moeski,
Medina Design, and Evoke.
"Through Monogram Dinner by Design, we have established a successful fundraising initiative
supported by the design community in Ontario," said Philippe Meyersohn, GM, Marketing and
Training, MC Commercial Inc. "We're thrilled to have some of Vancouver's top talent showcase
their unique designs while supporting the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation."
"Monogram Dinner by Design aims to redefine the traditional fundraising cocktail dinner party,
elevating the sensorial experience at the same time as hosting well-known interior designers,
and members of the design community," said Tyson Villeneuve co-producer, The Social
Concierge. "This will be a unique and utterly exclusive social experience, all in the name of a
Over the course of two days, guests revel in a series of events under one roof, including;
Cocktail Art! - Designers and guests mingle during this dazzling display of amazing
tablescapes, Monday, September 16, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Public Viewing - The design installations will be open to the public for a preview and
catered lunch, Tuesday, September 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monogram Dinner by Design - Fundraising gala dinner in support of The Dr. Peter
AIDS Foundation, Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. Tickets and more info:
For Media Enquiries:
Amanda Van As 778.737.6877
About Monogram Dinner by Design: www.dinnerbydesign.ca
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. Established in Ontario the dining fundraiser series now spreads across Canada.
About The Social Concierge: www.thesocialconcierge.com
The Social Concierge is a boutique branding and marketing agency that specializes in consistently
delivering unique, premium strategies to a select range of experientially-focused clients. They create and
execute a portfolio of designer in-house events and tailored hosting programmes for special guests both
locally and abroad. The Principles have decades of experience designing, producing, and executing
premium events that delight the senses. From the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the
international event phenomenon Le Dīner en Blanc and the global TEDx movement to name a few, The
Social Concierge is impassioned with pushing creativity, culture, the arts, and social fabric forward.
About IDSwest: www.idswest.com
For almost a decade, Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) has showcased the best in interior design
from Vancouver, North America, and the world. Since doors first opened, thousands of design-savvy
consumers, trade professionals and media have used IDSwest as an annual design hub and meeting
place. IDSwest is a sophisticated celebration of contemporary interior design, blending hundreds of world
class exhibits, collaborative features and presentations by your favourite design icons.
About Dr Peter AIDS Foundation: www.drpeter.org
The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation provides interdisciplinary treatment and support at the Dr. Peter Centre for
people whose lives are impacted by HIV/AIDS and the additional challenges of addiction, mental illness,
poverty, malnutrition and homelessness. The Dr. Peter Centre takes an innovative approach to clients'
complex care needs, offering specialized nursing care, art and music therapy, counselling, recreation and
nutritious meals. Care to end AIDS.
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