Our showrooms are busy planning events for 2010 and have partnered with some amazing people, from artists, authors, non-profits, wineries, designers, to chocolate makers and more.
To jump start the New Year, here are a few events taking place in the showrooms this January:
The busy staff at our Boston showroom will be hosting a special reception with artists Steven Silver and Greg Spitzer on Thursday, January 7th (5pm-8pm). A portion of proceeds from the sales of art that evening will benefit The Friends of the Public Garden.
The American Library Association will be holding its 2010 Midwinter Meeting in Boston the weekend of January 15th-18th. Our showroom will be hosting a small mixer on Sunday, January 17th for attendees in town for the show.
Contact the Boston showroom for additional info on these and other upcoming events.
Our DC showroom is hosting a reception with painter Stephen Day on Friday, January 8th (6pm-8pm). Stephen is a self taught painter whose works range from waterscapes, abstracts, to bird portraits and finds his subject matter from his extensive domestic and international travel.
Shown above: Chesapeake Mirage IV by Stephen Day
Contact the DC showroom for more info.
Our Freeport showroom invites you to a reception with renowned artists Eric Hopkins and Jill Hoy on Thursday, January 28th (6pm-8:30pm), and an ongoing group exhibition including new work by Tom Curry, Michele Dangelo and Gifford Ewing. Also introducing the work of Portland artist, Debra Yu. This show will be on display through March 31, 2010.
Contact our Freeport showroom for more info and to RSVP for the event.
Our LA showroom, along with Faraci Art + Design, invites you to Fluidity: a reception in our Los Angeles showroom on Saturday, January 30th (from 5-8pm), featuring works from artists Bryan Ida, Lindsey Nobel and Christopher Stokes. These three artists utilize a free-form paint medium to create flowing imagery and organic texture.
Visit the showroom page on our website for more info on upcoming events!
Our showrooms have been busy this season hosting everything from artist events to holiday decorating workshops.
Here are some quick snapshots from a few recent events...
Our DC Showroom hosted a Holiday Craft Event, held this past weekend, which included spreads of fine chocolates, handmade wooden bowls, beautiful pottery, textiles and more.
Our Boston showroom partnered with acclaimed photographer Eric Roth to celebrate and showcase the best of Boston's architectural landscapes...
Our Chicago Showroom's holiday decorating workshop this past weekend was a great success, thanks to the designers from STUDY Color & Design. The showroom looks beautiful and is decked for the holidays...
The showrooms are constantly planning new events, so if you missed any of these events and want to know when the next one is, sign up to join our email list. You'll receive exclusive online-only offers, advance notice of new design introductions, and invitations to local events via email. Happy Holidays!
SMALL WORKS ART EVENT IN BOSTON
Thursday, December 10th
Join us at our Boston Showroom on Thursday, Dec. 10th for a Holiday Small Works Art Event, benefitting Toys for Tots*. Selected small works from our partners at Canvas Fine Arts Gallery will be on display (and available for purchase), perfect for holiday giving, while supporting a worthy cause!
Award winning musician and artist Fred Lipsius, from the band Blood, Sweat and Tears, will perform holiday songs on his saxophone and there will be a lot of food, drink and merriment.
Featured artists will include:
Thursday, Dec. 10th from 5-8pm
Thos. Moser Boston Showroom
19 Arlington Street (between Boylston and Newbury)
Please contact the showroom for more info.
We hope you can join us for one or more of the special holiday events coming up at our showrooms across the country, where you’ll also find a selection of our Holiday Inventory items as well as select floor samples (at reduced prices) waiting for you to take home today. Simply click on the city name/image below to see what's going on in our showrooms from East to West Coast, including a couple of special showroom visits from Tom Moser...
FREEPORT, MAINE - Our flagship showroom in Freeport is pleased to host a reception celebrating Maine Home+Design magazine’s November/December issue, featuring Rockport artists Rufus & Susan Williams and Swans Island Blankets on Thursday, November 5th from 6pm to 8:30pm.
BOSTON - Join us in Boston for a reception with acclaimed photographer Eric Roth on November 19 from 5pm to 8pm, celebrating the best of Boston’s architectural landscapes.
NEW YORK CITY – SOHO - Be sure to check out our Special Savings Event at our temporary SoHo location before it ends in early December. Now’s the time to find that special piece for the holidays and take it home with you. Stop in for new arrivals!
NEW YORK CITY – MADISON AVENUE - Join us in New York for an opening reception on Thursday, December 3rd for artists Tim Barner, Kathleen Speranza and Lynn Avery of Canvas Fine Arts Gallery. A percentage of the proceeds from art sales will go to The Walden Woods Foundation.
WASHINGTON, DC - Our showroom in Georgetown welcomes local artisans Phil Brown, Suzanne Crane, Ted Curtis, and Paige Hathaway Thorn, along with Chocolaterie Wanders for a special holiday open house/craft event on Saturday, December 5th & Sunday, December 6th during store hours. 10% of the proceeds from the goods sold will benefit the Georgetown Ministries and their cause to help feed the homeless in Georgetown.
CHICAGO - Join us in Chicago for a Celebration of Craft November 21st and 22nd, featuring handcrafted works from local artisans. On December 5th, the Chicago Showroom will be hosting a Holiday Decorating Party and a designer workshop to inspire you as you decorate your home for the holidays. The showroom will be a drop off point this holiday season for the Chicagoland Ronald McDonald House.
LOS ANGELES - Join host Tom Moser at our LA showroom in Culver City on Saturday, November 14th from 12pm to 5pm for an open house & design talk, as well as furniture making and care demonstrations. Please bring a canned food donation to benefit Los Angeles Mission’s Thanksgiving Meal for the homeless.
SAN FRANCISCO - Tom Moser will be at our San Francisco Showroom on Saturday, November 21st from 12pm to 5pm for his second west coast stop. The day’s festivities include an open house, design talk and book signing.
So you might be thinking, what do the Robert McCloskey classic Make Way for Ducklings, the rock band Van Halen, and Thos. Moser fine furniture all have in common? It is not exactly an obvious question and one that we would never have asked ourselves either, but in two seperate articles that were published this week, one in Boston, MA and the other in Pasadena, CA, writers John Ross and Joanna Beresford provide the answers with some fun and creativity...and of course we certainly appreciate their endorsements of our work!
As seen in Pasadena Weekly magazine:
A True Rocker
When it comes to the SoCal culture, Pasadena says it all for Thomas Moser Furniture
Click here to read the article
As seen in Stuff magazine:
Webbed chair and ottoman or rubber duckies?
When we spied the Kinesis Chair & Ottoman striking a pose amongst the classic furnishings in Thos. Moser's Back Bay showroom, we immediately thought of the Sesame Street jingle "One of These Things Is Not Like the Others."
Click here to read the article.
Upcoming Events at our Boston Showroom:
May is a beautiful time to be in Boston...flowers are blooming, rowers and sailors begin to flood the Charles and the streets are bustling. Our Boston showroom will also be busy in May with two upcoming spring events...
Having a hard time getting organized in time for Spring? Join Sarah Buckwalter of Organizing Boston at our showroom on Thursday, May 14th for a special Home + Office event. Sarah will do a demonstration and share tips on how to make the most of your home office. There will be a reception following her talk featuring home office furniture from Thos. Moser. The event is from 5pm to 8pm.
On Sunday, May 17th (from 11am to 3pm) the Boston showroom will be hosting an art benefit and light brunch, with a portion of proceeds from artwork going to The Boston Living Center. Works from Shari Weschler Rubeck and Tim Barner will be on display, thanks to the folks at Canvas Fine Arts Gallery.
below: Example of work by Shari Weschler Rubeck, titled Oh..!, Acrylic/MM on Canvas 40x30
below: Example of work by Tim Barner, titled String of Lights
For additional info, please contact our Boston Showroom at 617.224.1245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our friends at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel kindly offered up a display space, within their hotel, for us to showcase Thos. Moser furniture and accessories from our local partners.
If you are in the area, stop by and check out the space! You can see the display from the street or from inside the hotel's main lobby- on the way to Todd English's Bonfire restaurant in the hotel).
Our Boston showroom is just a few blocks from the Park Plaza, at 19 Arlington Street.
When it comes to guidebooks, Frommer's is one of the top "go-to" resources, used by people, and websites, to plan trips all over the world. So when they say that Thos. Moser "has become nearly as representative of Maine as L.L.Bean has" then we think that is something worth repeating!
In fact, our own flagship showroom (shown above) is located just a few blocks from L.L. Bean's flagship store in Freeport, which makes it a convenient and picturesque stop if you are visiting New England. Located on Main St. across from this renowned Harraseeket Inn, the showroom is a nineteenth-century home which has been restored to its historic grandeur based upon archival photos and furnished two full floors with our pieces. Be sure to visit the upstairs "Special Opportunity Room" which features showroom floor samples, prototypes and refurbished pieces that are immediately available, often at reduced prices.
While Freeport is our flagship here in our home state of Maine, it is not our ONLY showroom. We are proud to be able to servce customers from coast-to-coast at at a total of seven showroom locations across the country, listed below in geographical order (click city name for details)...
If you live abroad or are travelling overseas, we also have affiliate showrooms in Dublin, Ireland, and Seoul, South Korea.
Each of our showrooms features a broad selection of our residential and office furniture and a friendly and knowledgeable staff is there to assist with every step of the order process for any of our standard pieces, or can help you design a custom piece to suit your individual needs. And no matter where you call home, and as the folks as Frommer's say, "nationwide delivery is easy to arrange".
The mid-1800s was a time of enormous social upheaval in central Europe that preceded several revolutions. On the design front, a streamlined aesthetic was emerging that resonated with a burgeoning middle class and was epitomized by the Federal Style in the United States, by the Regency Style in England, and by Biedermeier in Germany. The name Biedermeier is actually a pseudonym for two individuals, but it has come to represent a rebellion against ostentation and the use of highly taxed luxury wood (like mahogany), along with resurgence of clean minimalism (and populist wood, such as walnut and cherry) that has remained relevant to this day.
The Bremen Table by Tom Moser celebrates this tradition. The Bremen Table is named in honor of the famous German town—and the less famous town of the same name here in Maine, a salute to a design continuum that connects our lands metaphorically. This table is inspired by the simplicity of true Biedermeier design while maintaining the fundamental Moser principles of hand labor and meticulous attention to detail.
Drawing on the success of the Vita Dining Table, Tom’s design of the Bremen Table incorporates a veneered top which is laid out in a starburst pattern (as shown above). This detail provides a prominent visual interest to complement the minimalist design.
The Bremen Table is turning heads in Boston! Click this link for details...
Available in two sizes to accommodate up to 6 or 8 people, this table can be ordered in cherry or walnut (shown).
We had an amazing turnout last night in our Boston Showroom with over 300 people joining us for Boston's Fashion Week's, "Great Syle Makes the Man, an evening devoted to menswear".
Drinkwaters of Cambridge provided the sharp Fall looks. Stilista, Boston's style consultants provided the male models, all set amid our furnishings of Thos. Moser, with works of art provided by Canvas Fine Arts Gallery. This was all to benefit Boston Strive. Alan Spencer, Director of Retention Services for Boston Strive was on hand to talk about his amazing charity.
The front sidewalks of the Thos. Moser Showroom had a red carpet leading to the curb flanked by red ropes, The showroom's front windows had male models that did freeze modeling throughout the event...with our beautiful Pasadena Living Collection as a back drop. The center of the showroom was used as a runway to show off the fall fashions. Some of the media in attendence included Boston Magazine, which Drinkwaters clothier and Thos. Moser had been voted " Best of".
Boston Showroom manager Chris Eramo, with Alan Spencer, Director of Retention Services for Boston Strive: