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LA Times features Thos. Moser LA Opening House in their Home & Garden section

  
  
  

Click here to visit the LA Times website.

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.

 

 

Make Way for Ducklings, Van Halen and Thos. Moser

  
  
  

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:

Pasadena Rocker

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:

Kinesis Chair & Ottoman

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.

Art & Craftsmanship in Los Angeles this weekend

  
  
  

Please join us at our Los Angeles showroom for an opening reception following the Culver City Art Walk with artists...

GIL MARES, TODD BRAINARD, BONNIE BORN and KATINA ZINNER

RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS
Saturday, May 30, 2009
6pm-8pm

RSVP by contacting the Los Angeles showroom

Representing the rebirth created by art found within lush landscapes and beautiful water images, combined with man-made machinery, carrying a new purpose, offering new life, and revealing new "scenery" for both.

For information and directions, please contact the showroom:

Thos. Moser Los Angeles showroom
In the Helms Bakery Building
8705 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
t: 310-204-5726
e: lashowroom@thosmoser.com

Samples of work by the artists (click image to enlarge):

 

Green Hull 1 by Gil Mares



Granada View by Bonnie Born


Deep Water by Katina Zinner



Last Rig by Todd Brainard


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".

Successful Healing Through Music Fundraiser at our LA Showroom

  
  
  

Hats off to the Children's Music FundTM (CMF) and our LA showroom for putting on a spectacular fundraising event on Saturday, March 14th! The Healing Through MusicTM event raised approximately $20,000 for CMF, whose mission is to provide musical instruments and music therapy to children with chronic and life-altering illnesses. Proceeds from the event, including ticket sales and auction items, will go towards the development of music therapy programs and mobile recording studios for children in the Greater Los Angeles Hospitals.

Some of the fabulous auction items included VIP tickets to one of the last tapings of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, System Of A Down autographed instrument package, and guitars and keyboards signed by members of Smashing Pumpkins, Counting Crows, Slash, Alien Ant Farm, Jane's Addiction, Velvet Revolver, 311, Sinbad, and Jay Leno, among others!

Thanks to all for a great event...be sure to check out our website for more exciting showroom events!

MOSERform Makes Debut in Los Angeles Showroom

  
  
  

After much anticipation, MOSERFORM has finally made its way to the Los Angeles Showroom! So far, the collection has had a tremendous response from visitors. This photo, taken less than an hour after the MOSERFORM arrival, shows the furniture’s gorgeous display in the entrance of the showroom, giving a warm and attractive welcome to all who pass through the front door.

Celeb Sightings and other news from LA

  
  
  

Greetings Moser-philes! We are so excited to join forces with all of you, on this excellent corner of cyber-space. Wood enthusiasts up and down the west coast are a buzz, and we couldn’t agree with them more. The sun has been generous, during this, otherwise, June-gloom time of the year. Though we have had record temperatures, “hot” not only refers to what’s happening on the Malibu beaches. Culver City is topping the thermostat with the hottest in the design world, with innovating new ideas, high quality furniture, and an all-in-all look that cannot be beat. It would be no surprise that Thos. Moser is holding its own in the midst of the Helms Bakery District, the cornerstone of design in Culver City. We’re in our fourth month, and so far our response has been overwhelming!

Vice Presidential Visit
On Wednesday, June 25, 2008, David Mehlhorn visited our showroom for the first time since our Grand Opening. David is our vice president of sales and marketing and is the person who first scouted this terrific Helms Bakery location for us.

Not surprisingly, paparazzi lined the streets of Culver City, hoping to catch a few snapshots of the celebrity-from-within the Moser family. Soon after his arrival, he was spotted having lunch with Los Angeles Showroom Manager, Liza Robinson-Vidal at Wilson, Culver City hotspot, featured in the July 2008 edition of Gourmet Magazine, as one of Culver City’s Top Restaurants.

Keep It Clean, Keep It Green!
In keeping with the Los Angeles Showroom’s “Green Theme,” July 1st is the starting date for our new cleaning staff. Ho hum, you say? Well, sometimes the “little” things can still excite us, and in this case it’s the fact that the new crew will be using bio-sustainable, and eco-friendly cleaning products. What a breath of fresh, clean air!

Other Masters Of Woodwork Unite!
Los Angeles’s L.A. Modern, begins the L.A. Modern Auctions, on display at the Pacific Design Center. Up for auction are various pieces by George Nakashima, one of Tom Moser’s influences (as Tom discusses in his book, Artistry in Wood) and Sam Maloof, who you may recall was gracious enough to participate in our Grand Opening weekend. More info at http://www.lamodern.com.

It’s Easy Being Green!
Also this week, Liza attended the Culver City Green Business Association (last month they held their 1-year anniversary in our showroom, click here for pics). Nearly 15 members attended, many of which were new to the organization. Congrats to our own Liza who got voted in as the Membership Chair. There was quite a bit of discussion regarding the mixed use development at Washington Blvd. / National Blvd., and also the Expo Light Rail.

High Fidelity To A Good Night Sleep
John Cusak was recently seen wandering into Hastens Mattress Company and Moser neighbor in the Helms Bakery District, in dark glasses with a hood over his head (understandable, in this harsh, sunny, Southern California climate).

Hastens Staff members believed him to be homeless. When the glasses came off, however, they realized it was total “Serendipity.” http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000131


S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y NIGHT!
Aaron Moser made a surprise visit into town last Saturday. Aaron has been around the company since his folks Tom & Mary started it over 36 years ago, and for the last decade-plus he has been instrumental in guiding its growth while working in various capacities.


Liza drove to Anaheim and accompanied Aaron, Michael Brown (from our Freeport Showroom, at left with Liza), and John Kluzak (oversees our engineering department, above with Aaron) to Yardhouse, a new trendy concept restaurant in Orange County. Kitchen staff at Yardhouse pulled out all the stops to create the best presentation possible, as they only wanted the best for someone of Aaron’s elite culinary background (you may not know that Aaron holds a degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University and is quite an amazing chef in his own right). http://www.yardhouse.com/

Next Week – LA Premiere of MOSERFORM
Next week will see the arrival of five pieces of MOSERFORM furniture will arrive in the LA showroom on July 9, in preparation of the July 10 ASID Trade event, which will also be held in the showroom. To learn more about MOSERFORM, click here.


Culver City, Won’t You Blow Your Horn!

  
  
  

Everyone in Culver City is very excited about the soon to arrive light rail “Expo” that will take visitors from Culver City to Santa Monica. The closest station to our showroom will be at the corner of Washington Blvd. and National, next to Surfas Restaurant and Grocery. http://www.buildexpo.org

It’s Standing Room Only! So How About A Nice Moser Piece To Take A Load Off??

  
  
  

Showroom manager Liza Robinson-Vidal met C. Raul Espinoza, Audience Development Manager at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, at the Los Angeles Downtown Business Association Meeting last week. Mr. Espinoza coordinated a Special Community Preview of “Of Equal Measure,” a riveting new play starring Tanya Barfield. Meanwhile, Los Angeles Associate, Charles Chatelain, attended the event. Liza will be speaking to the Kirk Douglas Theatre about a possible Thos. Moser display in the lobby. Such a display will be great exposure for Thos. Moser, as the theatre draws in frequent crowds. Check out what’s playing now at http://www.centertheatregroup.org/theatres/douglas.

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