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The Art of Comfort

It is said that each of us has 25,000 mornings. If you feel as we do—that the burgeoning of the day sets the tone for the hours that follow—spending those moments surrounded by passionately produced furniture is a wonderful way to help ensure a proper kick-off to your momentum. If you’re someone who values comfort as well (and who doesn’t!), our collections include a few standouts that will envelop you in serenity as you sip your morning coffee or tea, or sit with the morning paper to glean the news of the day before the hustle and bustle of the busy world takes hold.
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Kinesis is the Greek word that means, “to move”—an important concept behind David Moser’s designs for this chair and ottoman, because the energy behind them transcends potential energy, which lies latent in mass, and reaches into kinetic energy, which is produced by a body in motion. It's what happens when force is exerted on mass, a dynamic that this furniture distills, fusing everything we've learned about wood, ergonomics, and sculpture into an extraordinary work of art.
And this chair is art indeed—albeit art of the truly interactive variety. Combining a fine-art cast bronze sculpture base with a hand-shaped, curved silhouette, this chair and its companion ottoman could only be created by a designer who understands that within every slab of wood resides a flowing spirit. What makes this piece particularly interesting is its confluence of three disparate crafts—the ancient and coarse art of bronze casting, the feminine touch of needlecraft, and the joiner's skillful use of wood. Oh, and did we mention how cozy it is?
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The streamlined minimalism of the German Bauhaus greatly influenced French master designer Le Corbusier. His 1920s chair is the primary inspiration for our Chaise, rendered not in the Bauhaus’s stark chromed steel, but in American black cherry. Composed of strong, flitch-cut cherry and a moderately padded full-grain-leather cushion, it is one of the most comfortable chairs you will find. A simple push on the arm gently shifts the chair into its reclined position and back.
We see Chaise as "comfort delivered" and it brings to mind another devotee of everything Bauhaus, Walter Gropius, who believed, “Design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.” The intent behind this design was to build pieces with edges and joints that literally flow, and sculptural surfaces that encourage the eye to roam, which is, ironically enough, the last thing the body wants to do once Chaise has nestled you in!  Simple gravity, not cumbersome levers and springs, gently shifts the chair into its reclined position and back. That’s the epitome of relaxation to us, a delight we’re happy to pass along to you.

Summer in the Hamptons with Thos. Moser

(doors open on June 18th)

Thos. Moser Gallery Store
100 Main Street
Southampton, NY 11968
p: 800-708-9016
e: hamptons@thosmoser.com

We are excited to bring our handcrafted furniture designs to The Hamptons for the first time this summer. Our Gallery Store in Southampton will feature a selection of our most popular designs for you to sit in, sit on, touch, and feel.

We will be opening on Friday, June 18th, and hosting a Grand Opening celebration on Friday, June 25th.

Friday, June 25, 2010 5pm-8pm

Kick off the summer in the Hamptons with a Taste of Maine reception at the Thos. Moser Gallery Store in Southampton. Refreshments with a Maine flair will be served. We’ll also have a chairmaking demonstration with a craftsman from our Maine workshop, as well as other surprises throughout the evening. We hope you will join us!

RSVP for our Grand Opening:


We are planning an array of events throughout the summer, and will be posting the details here very soon. To make sure you get all the latest information, please sign up for our email announcements and we will gladly keep you informed.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff in Southampton looks forward to saying hello, answering your questions and assisting you with every step of the order process, and can even help you design a custom piece of furniture to suit your individual needs. We invite you to stop in and learn how you can enhance your space with our award-winning designs this summer.

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