Kitchen designer puts skills to use to help Martha’s Table
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Who: Nadia Subaran, founder and senior designer

Company: Aidan Design, a custom kitchen designer in Bethesda

Charitable giving highlights: Aidan Design gave $ 15,000 material costs to provide Martha’s Table with a new kitchenette, hand-washing station and arts space.

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We recently celebrated our 10-year anniversary, and wanted to do something on a much larger scale for a community that has a much larger need, and that would be in keeping with our skill set. We also wanted to do something that promoted the arts. So we were looking to update a kitchenette and create an arts space. Martha’s Table was a perfect fit for us. We did an installation of a small kitchenette and a hand-washing station and created an art station. We got a lot of our local vendors to help donate materials, and contractors that donated their time. We did a full installa…………… continues on Washington Post

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Sori Yanagi, Japanese pioneer designer of arty stools and kichenware, dies at 96
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TOKYO — Sori Yanagi, whose designs for stools and kitchen pots brought the simplicity and purity of Japanese decor into the everyday, has died. He was 96.

The pioneer of Japan’s industrial design died of pneumonia in a Tokyo hospital Sunday, Koichi Fujita of Yanagi Design Office said Monday.

(Kyodo News/Associated Press) – This photo taken in 2002 shows Sori Yanagi, a pioneer of Japan’s industrial design. Yanagi, whose stools and kitchen pots brought the simplicity and purity of Japanese design into the everyday, has died of pneumonia in a Tokyo hospital Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, his Yanagi Design Office said Monday. He was 96.

Yanagi’s curvaceous “butterfly stool,” evocative of a Japanese shrine gate, won an award at La Triennale di Milano in 1957 and helped elevate him to international stature.

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