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Photos from the field...

  
  
  

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!

Join us in Chicago for a Holiday Decorating Event!

  
  
  

HOLIDAY DECORATING EVENT
This Saturday, December 5th

Join us this Saturday, December 5th, at our Chicago showroom for a Holiday Decorating Event (during showroom hours) and will have a designer there to offering a workshop to inspire you as you decorate your home this holiday season. The showroom will be a drop off point this holiday season for the Chicagoland Ronald McDonald House (please contact the showroom for donation suggestions).

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Other events in Chicago this month:

RECEPTION WITH TEXTILE ARTIST LEAH EVANS
Saturday, December 12th



Join us for a reception with textile artist Leah Evans on Saturday, December 12th from 1pm-4pm, which kicks off our 20th Century Collectors Event Weekend, a chance to network with other art and collectibles enthusiasts during the weekend of December 12th & 13th. Refreshments will be served and there will be a design presentation on Integrating Moser Furniture into Modern and Vintage Interiors.

shown above: Soil Survey #1 by Leah Evans

For more information about these events, please contact the showroom.

Thos. Moser Holiday Events From Coast to Coast

  
  
  

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.

 

 

Audio Podcast with Tom Moser from the Woodworking In America conference

  
  
  

Tom Moser at WIA conference

Many thanks to Rick at The Sawdust Chronicles for posting his audio podcast interview with Tom Moser at Woodworking In America conference.

In Rick's words, this is a "short, but very exciting look (for me) into what makes up Thomas Moser Furniture. We talked briefly about manufacturing, design, and where he and he son derive their inspirations for design. We also very briefly explore where his company may be headed in the future."

To listen to the podcast, visit the The Sawdust Chronicles at this link:

http://thesawdustchronicles.com/2009/08/24/episode-23-wia-thomas-moser/

This interview was conducted while Tom was signing copies of his book Artistry In Wood, just prior to giving his keynote address.

Tom Moser at WIA conference

Tom Moser at WIA conference

Artist Reception in our Chicago Showroom on Thursday, August 20th

  
  
  

Thos. Moser Chicago ShowroomThos. Moser is pleased to present a reception with featured artist...

JOSH MOULTON

Thursday, August 20, 2009 5pm-8pm

RSVP by contacting our Chicago Showroom

We are pleased to feature Josh Moulton in our Chicago showroom as part of our "alternative gallery space" program, which highlights national and local artists in each of our showrooms across the country. Josh Moulton’s work will remain on display in the showroom through October 31st.

About the Artist
As an artist, Josh Moulton looks for light and how it reflects on architecture and nature. Compositionally there needs to be a strong sense of perspective and a few objects that frame or move the eye around the image. Along with architecture and it’s interaction with nature, Josh is also drawn to the effects that nature has on man made objects. Josh’s goal is to represent locations from an original perspective, and to entice the viewer to spend time asking questions about why he did certain things with each piece. Over the past five years Josh has started to paint subjects/scenes that make social commentary. Josh’s work is in several corporate collections: Deloitte & Touche, The NMH Prentice Women’s Hospital, Oncor International, and more.

Below is an example of work by Josh Moulton (click image to enlarge). Please visit Josh’s website to view more of his work.

click to enlarge
Mercer St. by Josh Moulton

Tom Moser giving keynote address in Chicago this weekend

  
  
  

Woodingworking in America Conference Tom Moser

This conference is where the country's top craftsmen, designers and experts come together to share their woodworking techniques and teach you the fundamentals of sound furniture construction and design.

At the banquet on Saturday evening, Tom Moser will be presenting the keynote about the art and technique of his exceptional creations.

You don't need to attend the entire conference...banquet admission with keynote is $35 and that price includes attendance to the Saturday Banquet with keynote speech...may be purchased for you and a spouse, friend or other guest.

For more details about the conference, including specific schedule and registration info, please visit their website:

 http://furnituredc.woodworkinginamerica.com/

Tom Moser to give keynote address at the Woodworking in America Conference, August 14th-16th

  
  
  

Tom Moser will be the keynote speaker at this year's Woodworking in America Conference, August 14th - 16th in St. Charles, IL. His speech will be on Saturday, August 15th starting at 6pm. There will also be a book signing and Q&A with Tom.

To learn more about the conference, visit the Woodworking in America website or check out the article about Tom on the Popular Woodworking blog.


Visit our website to learn of other special Thos. Moser events.

Chicago Tribune features the Kinesis Chair and Ottoman!

  
  
  

Check out our bronze-base Kinesis Chair in a Chicago Tribune article on April 12th celebrating the natural beauty of wood furniture. Shown here in walnut, the Kinesis Chair and Ottoman are also available in cherry. For more info, visit our website.

Don't Take Our Word For It...

  
  
  

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".

From hands to heart...an example of how a piece of furniture can be a vessel of meaning

  
  
  

One of the cabinetmakers in our shop, David Mabany, has his family roots in Chicago. His sister Carol still lives there and is a writer with the Chicago Tribune. A while back, David and Carol decided it would great to celebrate the end of a lengthly home rennovation by Carol and her husband by having David build them a Windsor-style Continuous Arm Bench. Carol's husband had "yearned for this bench" for quite some time.

The results of the project reinforced a family bond and turned a former Chicago city boy into a true-blue Maine-iac. Both David and Carol wrote about the experience for the Tribune, and their articles are very much worth reading...

Click below to read David's story about building a bench for his sister:
Bench marks of love: From a brother's hands ...

Click below to read Carol's story about "a bench that, at once, is a living, breathing 24-spindled story":
Bench marks of love: To a sister's heart and home

Thanks to David and Carol for sharing this wonderful story!

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