Dinner by Design Vancouver

After 4 incredible years, over 35 designers, event planners, and decor specialists, 10 different chefs, 15 performers and 3 venues, we are back for our most anticipated event yet.

Welcome to Dinner by Design Vancouver‘s 5th Anniversary. 

What started out as an event to bring together like-minded individuals and professionals passionate about design, culture and art, quickly transitioned into one of the city’s most respected design events. Yet year-over-year, the challenge to designers and those alike has been the same: a 12 x 12 x 12 dining installation or cocktail bar that awes, inspires and delights. There are no rules, there are no expectations – just create something that is unique and inherently you. 

The Cast of Creatives

This year we are excited to welcome brand new designers and creatives to our cast of tablescape creators: Interalia Designs & YEW+ Design Build Manage , Kastiele, Meraki Creative, Curated Home By Chrissy & Co, A.M.K Interior Design, Trish Knight Design and ChopValue. Beyond this, we’re welcoming back a few select veterans from #DxDVan past: Jamie Banfield Design and Ryleah Shae Design. Discover more on this year’s designers on our website here, and stay tuned for more to be announced very soon.

The Future of Design

Continuing on our theme of mentorship from last year’s Dinner by Design, we’ve gathered three additional talented designers who will become mentors to emerging designers from VCAD‘s Interior Design program. Robert Blaney DesignSherwood Cabinetry + Consult YVR as well as Kyla Ray Creative will guide these students through the process of conception, design and creation to develop a camera studio, cocktail bar and video game lounge for Daily Hive Vancouver.

These installations will be unveiled at #DxDVan, then moved to the Daily Hive offices in Yaletown where they will permanently live. 

The Events

Dinner by Design would not be complete without its events.

On Thursday, November 16th at Cocktail Art, designers and guests mingle during this dazzling display of amazing tablescapes, while sampling gourmet treats paired with delicious craft cocktails, wine and beer. All Cocktail Art tickets include a welcome beverage, as well light canapés created by some of Vancouver’s finest chefs.

The Gala Dinner will once again re-imagine the classic ‘dinner party’ by allowing attendees to take part in a one-night-only experience and dine within the installations. After a year hiatus, we are excited to announce the celebrated return of Savoury Chef set to take the cuisine stage on Friday, November 17th. All Gala Dinner tickets include a multi-course dinner, wine-pairings as well as live-performances and more special surprises.

Interested in viewing last year’s designs or watching how the event played out? Click to view our highlight reel here

Tickets for both Cocktail Art and The Gala Dinner are now available for purchase. Click the respective link below to purchase yours now.