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DIY: An Architect-Inspired Thanksgiving Table from Designer David Stark

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DIY: An Architect-Inspired Thanksgiving Table from Designer David Stark

November 21, 2016

This Thanksgiving, NYC event designer David Stark and team are seeing squares everywhere—in homewares (and clothing)—which inspired them to create a minimal, modern take on fall entertaining.

Photography by Corrie Hogg of David Stark Design for Remodelista.

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Above: That’s not a tablecloth—it’s a Quaderna Table by Italian design house Zanotta, designed in 1970 and made of white laminate with a screen-printed grid. The bistro chairs are David’s own, but he suggests similar versions at Serena & Lily.

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Above: Frosted Light Water Glasses, made in Italy by Ichendorf, are $32 each at Barneys New York. (For a similar shape without the frost, try CB2’s Marta Barware old-fashioned glasses; $1.95 each.) The Henry Dean hurricane lanterns are from Bloom in Sag Harbor, New York.

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Above: A trio of dinner plates includes Sarah Lavoine’s handmade Radis Dinner Plate (black with white rim) and Jasmin Dinner Plate (white with white rim); $40 each at Barneys. The third style is the porcelain Abbesses Plate with Black Rim from Canvas Home; $22 each.

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Above: The blue plate is by ceramic artist Paula Greif. The Astier de Villatte Flatware is available at John Derian, and the wood-handled steak knives are from Laguiole.

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Above: For an informal centerpiece, David’s team mixed precise grids with fall foliage. Squares of chicken wire draped on top of cylindrical glass vases hold individual stems in place.

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Above: White/Black Check Linen Napkins are made in France by Linge Particulier, from one of our favorite sources: Lost & Found Shop in LA; $20 each.

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Above: A bread basket in gridded, glazed white clay by ceramic artist Paula Greif.

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Above: An abstract grid in matte black clay by Paula Greif. For more on the artist, see Living Above the Shop: Ceramic Artist Paula Greif in Hudson, NY.

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