DIFFA KC: Dining by Design
DIFFA KC: Dining by Design
KDR is a longtime supporter of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) and each year a proud supporter of the annual fundraiser Dining by Design in Kansas City. This year our Kansas City showroom was privileged to team up with esteemed interior designer John Rufenacht, who not only designed this spectacular table and chairs setting, he is a founding member of DIFFA KC. We teamed with two of our partner vendors, Century Furniture (Klismos chairs) and Kravet (fabrics from Lee Jofa and the Jonathan Adler Collection for Kravet) to bring John’s colorful designs to life. Beautiful fabrics from KDR appeared throughout other table designs, including the striking Manuel Canovas fabric used in designer Richelle Plett’s setting.
Photographs above: Copyright 2013 Shari Hartbauer


Members of the KDR staff, including owner Kevin Kenney, showroom manager Kelly Specht, and sales associate Leann Baker attended Saturday morning’s Conversations on Dining event as well as the Gala event Saturday night. We were in awe of the enthusiasm and creativity shown by this crowd and hope we have the good fortune to participate again next year.
Photography above by SPACES magazine.
From top: 1. John Rufenacht, Kelly Specht, Leann Baker, Kevin Kenney 2. Table guests Kelly Specht, Kevin Kenney, John Rufenacht and Beverly McFerrin 3. View from the balcony 4. Renee and Barry Grissom, Leann Baker, Kelly Specht 5. Kevin
Kenney, Katy Sullivan, Joe Caminiti 6. Richelle Plett, Leann Baker, Kevin Kenney, Britton Miller
1. John Rufenacht at Conversations on Dining 2. Beverly McFerrin, John Rufenacht, Richard Lara 3. Leann Baker, Jackie Hall, Kelly Specht 4. Table by Twigs Interiors 5. Leann Baker with Richelle Plett of Sit On It…A Chair Gallery with fabric by Manuel Canovas 6. Alan Karlin of Alan Karlin Interiors 7. Kelly Cole, Merrily Jackson.

The table setting is on display now at our Kansas City showroom. The Klismos chairs by Century, valued at $2,800 each including the Jonathon Adler COM from Kravet, are available for purchase for only $700 each. Call 913.859.0400 or e-mail kellys@kdrshowrooms.com for more information.

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