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Just in! Thos. Moser in the news...


We were pleased to learn that Ray Routhier, of the Portland Press Herald, was interested in coming to the shop to follow a cabinetmaker through the process of building a chair as part of his Maine at Work series. Ray was teamed up with George Colby last week to watch, learn and participate in the making of a Pasadena Chair. The series, Maine at Work, takes an interactive look at iconic, visible or just plain interesting jobs done by folks in Maine. He shadows  workers, reports what he sees, and tries his hand at some of the job's duties.

Read the full story here.


Also, in recent news, the staff at our Freeport showroom teamed up with Susan Williams of Swans Island Blankets and Deb Chatfield of Chatfield Designs to take part in the Camden Garden Club Decorators Showhouse in Camden, ME. Our Aria Chairs and Round Ring Dining Table were featured...check out the post on Deb Chatfield's site!



Let us know what you think!

Visit our showrooms for some exciting events this spring!


Our showrooms have been busy planning a slew of events for April and we invite you to stop in and check them out! If you'd like more info, please join our mailing list to receive advance notice of offers and events.

Here is a quick list with links to our website where you can findmore info...

Join us for a Maine Art & Design Dinner at the Harraseeket Inn on Thursday, April 8th

Thos. Moser is pleased to present a dinner with five maine artists and designers:

  • Alex Carleton, clothing designer,
  • Tracy Davis, interior designer,
  • Eric Hopkins, artist,
  • Jill Hoy, artist,
  • david moser, furniture designer

Please join us for a private dinner with the artists and designers at the Harraseeket Inn.

Thursday, April 8th
6:30pm until 9:00pm
162 Main Street, Freeport
Dinner is $100pp- RSVP to 800.708.9041

Our Boston showroom invites you on Thursday, April 8th (from 6-8pm) to a reception with artist Fran Mackay, who is represented by Boston's Canvas Fine Arts Gallery.

This one woman show, entitled Still Life - Alive, showcases more than twenty-five of Fran's oil paintings and some small wood panels. A portion of proceeds from art sales that evening will benefit Women of Means, a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Roseanne Means that sends teams of volunteer doctors and nurses into shelters to provide free medical care to women in need.

Thos. Moser Boston Showroom
19 Arlington Street
(Located between Newbury and Boylston Streets)

Also in Boston this month:
The Jackson Laboratory and Thos. Moser cordially invite you to...

Art, Science & Improving Lives

Please join us at the Boston showroom for an evening reception on Thursday, April 15th. Assistant Professor Kyuson Yun, Ph.D., from The Jackson Laboratory, will discuss her cancer stem cell research.

April 15, 2010
5pm to 8pm

To RSVP to either event or for more info, please call the showroom at 617.224.1245

Washington, DC
Please join us on Friday, April 16th for a reception with artist Linda Press, who is represented by Georgetown's Susan Calloway Fine Arts.

above: Late Afternoon, Midtown Manhattan by Linda Press

Linda Press paints appealing and intriguing cityscapes from Europe and the United States. Linda's art has been exhibited in Paris, New York, Washington D.C., as well as other major cities in the United States, and has been selected for National Exhibitions of Contemporary American Artists.

Friday, April 16th from 5-8pm

Thos. Moser DC Showroom
3300 M Street NW
(corner of M & 33rd Streets)

To RSVP or for more info, please call the showroom at 202.338.4292.

Los Angeles

Join the Los Angeles Showroom on Tuesday, April 13th for a celebratory evening with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as we announce the winners of the first-ever Thos. Moser Student Design Challenge. A special People's Choice Award will be determined at the awards ceremony by popular vote, so join us and help determine the winner!

Tuesday, April 13
6pm - 8pm

Thos. Moser Los Angeles Showroom
8705 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA


Be sure to visit our website for the latest updates and showroom happenings. 



Thos. Moser Room at the Harraseeket Inn featured on travel blog!


We were pleased to learn that travel writer Hilary Nangle featured the Moser Room at the Harraseeket Inn on her Travels with Hilary: Maine Travel Maven blog.

We want Hilary's job. She's an avid skier, and a veteran traveler, who lives in Mid-coast Maine with her husband, a photographer. She's authored current or pending editions of Moon Maine, Moon Acadia National Park and Moon Coastal Maine, and has written the Maine chapters for more than a dozen Fodor's travel guides and edited Maine Invites You.

Check out her blog for other hot spots and happenings in Maine!




Special Showroom Events Coming in January


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.


Washington, DC

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.


Los Angeles

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!

Check out our Holiday Small Works event in Freeport


You’ll find something for everyone on your list this holiday season at our flagship showroom in Freeport, Maine!


We’ve partnered with the finest local artists and artisans to showcase gifts for every style (and budget). Stop in to browse hand-crafted items available to take with you for the holidays, from small prints, to wooden burls, glassworks, pottery and more. Our sales team will gladly wrap your gift purchase to help make this giving season even more stress-free.

Some of the featured artists include:

- Simon Pearce – glass, lighting and pottery
- David Lancaster – heirloom bowls
- TJ McDermott – wood carvings
- Ray Carbone – wooden burls
- Stephen Zeh – baskets
- Rufus and Susan Williams – small paintings
- Swan's Island – blankets and throws
- Brahms-Mount – blankets and throws

We are also making space for new Thos. Moser floor samples that are arriving in January, so our floor samples are now available at 10% off, and we also have holiday inventory on select items that can be taken home today as well.

We invite you to stop by the showroom, or call or email us to see what is available...

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom
149 Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032
p: 207-865-4519
e: FreeportShowroom@ThosMoser.com

Holiday Hours:
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open until 4pm on Christmas Eve - Closed Christmas Day

Our Freeport Showroom has become one of Maine's leading art venues, and has served as the model for our continuing "alternative gallery space" program, which highlights national and local artists in each of our showrooms from coast-to-coast.

Design*Sponge post on Freeport artists Susan & Rufus Williams


We are big fans of the Design*Sponge blog and just came across a great posting on the home of our friends, Rufus & Susan Williams, artists and owners of Swans Island Blankets...

Click here to view the post.

Rufus & Susan's works are on display in our Freeport showroom and will be up through the end of the year.

A great event in Freeport to celebrate Maine Home & Design's new issue and artists Susan & Rufus Williams


Despite a little snow yesterday, the event at our Freeport showroom, to celebrate Maine Home & Design's Nov/Dec. issue and artists Susan & Rufus Williams, was a great success! 

A big thanks to Swans Island Blankets, Cold River Vodka and Shipyard Brewing for participating as well...

Here are a few pics from the event -

the Cold River Vodka bar

David Moser and daughter Sabina

Shipyard provided the beer...

the Maine Home & Design crew...

Visit our website to see what events are happening at a showroom near you!


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.



Join us in Freeport for a special event on Thursday, Nov. 5th


Join us at our Freeport showroom on Thursday, Nov. 5th to celebrate Maine Home & Design's November/December issue - featuring Rockport artists Rufus & Susan Williams and Swans Island Blankets.


Shipyard Brewing Company and Cold River Vodka will provide beer and cocktails, and refreshments will be served.

Thursday, November 5th
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom
149 Main Street, Freeport


Steps, Susan Williams, 2009, oil on panel, 36" x 48" and Chaise in cherry

Visit our website for more info.


When in Freeport, be sure to visit the Harraseeket Inn


We thought you might enjoy this nice review of one of our favorite places, the Harraseeket Inn (and the Moser room) from Maine Travel Maven, Hilary Nangle:


or copy/paste the full url:


The Harraseeket Inn, located on Main Street in Freeport across from our showroom, offers a classic Maine experience with local charm and world-class service. We highly reccomend it for an overnight, or for a dining experience that features produce, meats and fish from local farms and fisherman.

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