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CAMBRIDGE, MA, December 12, 2008 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Didriks, a Cambridge MA based retailer of premium housewares and outdoor furniture teamed up with Boston interior design firms Carroll Design Studio and Leslie Saul and Associates to furnish a table at "Dining By Design," an event, put on at the Boston Design Center by DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS).
Nichole Carroll (www.carrolldesignstudio.com) and Leslie Saul (www.lesliesaul.com) put their ingenuity to work to design the table layout using pieces selected from Didriks' collection of tableware. Items selected by the designers for the table included unique Scandinavian glass pieces by Kosta Boda, Orrefors, and iittala table settings. Guests could attend a cocktail party in the event space on Friday evening December 5th, and a full dinner in the designed spaces on Saturday evening December 6th.
Jonathan Henke, owner of Didriks said "We' re delighted to participate in such a well-organized event of national stature to benefit AIDS research. It's also exciting to participate in an event bringing the thriving and talented Boston interior design community together. Nichole and Leslie put together Didriks items as diverse as simple Chilewich placemats and iittala flatware, with large art glass bottles by Kosta Boda of Sweden and the playful blown-glass Anu Penttinen birds. The result was a dynamite table setting that showed a wonderful creativity."
"Dining by Design" is a prestigious event, staged in several major cities nationally. Last year, the Boston event raised over $20,000 for AIDS research. DIFFA is one of the most consistently successful fund-raisers for AIDS research in the nation. (www.diffa.org)
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Didriks helps customers create inspired home environments with their collection of home furnishings, accents and outdoor furniture. Didriks provides attentive, personalized service, including free delivery and assembly. Didriks carries the highest quality teak and stainless steel outdoor furniture, designed and manufactured by Barlow Tyrie. Didriks also carries Belgian linens from Libeco Home, dinnerware, and fine pottery from companies including Simon Pearce, iittala, and Match Pewter, among others. For more information, call 617-354-5700, see the showroom at 190 Concord Ave in Cambridge, MA (M-F 10-7, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5) or visit Web site www.didriks.com.
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