We were recently presented with the opportunity to participate in the first-ever Windows by Design: Farrow & Ball for DIFFA where one designer from each of the 14 markets nationwide designs a window vignette for their local Farrow & Ball showroom. We gladly accepted and began brainstorming!
The theme given was "Cure & Comfort", with cure relating to DIFFA and the cause behind it and comfort relating to the upcoming holiday season, filled with warmth, friends, family and love. DIFFA is Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. It raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that provide treatment, direct care services, preventive education programs and advocacy for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. We were also required to use and highlight Farrow & Ball products.
We were also limited by space at the Boston Farrow & Ball showroom, only being able to make our vignette within a 30" depth. Our goal was to make an eye-catching, bold statement on a vertical, flat surface.
We began by having the talented team at Furniture Design Services create a sturdy wood backdrop, spanning the width and height of the showroom window as a blank canvas to create our design on. We then used painters tape to create graphic black and white stripes.