What inspired the design of the 2010 Festive Table at Shreve Crump & Low?

Dennis Duffy, IIDA, Atsu Gunter, and Sean Curran of Duffy Design Group designed the 2010 Festive Table at Shreve Crump & Low.  This is the firm's second year to support this event which benefits the MSPCC and the Room to Dream Foundation.
The design of this festive table was initiated by the selection of the dinnerware. We chose this particular pattern for it’s simplicity, vibrant color and detail. Because of these attributes, we didn’t want to overwhelm the place settings. We chose to use the table and chairs from D SCALE Modern Furnishings for their clean and modern profiles, as well as the richness of materials. The cascading glass spheres, some with tea light candles were meant to seem as they were floating, while at the same time connecting to the garden scene centerpiece, chosen to reflect the theme of the dinnerware. The peacock and crystal strands were added to highlight the innate luxury that occurs in nature.
China: William Yeoward Avington Charges
Raynaud “Jardin Celeste” Dinner and Salad Plates
Stemware: Baccarat “Arcade” Wine Glasses
Baccarat “Mille Nuit” Flute
Baccarat “Massena” Double Old Fashion
Flatware: Christofle “By” Five-piece Place Setting
Napkin Rings: Complements of Mika Nakafuji, Mohr McPherson