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Overature to a New Season at our Los Angeles Showroom

  
  
  

Our LA Showroom hosted a string quartet from the Culver City Symphony Orchestra this past week in celebration of the Orchestra's upcoming season.

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Thanks to the 80+ people who attended the event and the fabulous quartet, which provided beautiful music all evening.

Be sure to visit our LA Showroom in November for two more exciting events:

November 4th - Coastal Plein Air, featuring works by Marcia Burtt and Patricia Doyle

November 10th - Camerata Pacifica, an evening of Chopin with pianist Adam Neiman

Visit our website for more information on these and other upcoming events.

 

The Thos. Moser Story - a new video

  
  
  

Thos. Moser has always been about more than furniture. When Tom and Mary Moser founded Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers in 1972, it was with the desire to restore the relationship between man and his practical art. As the company has grown, the core values of community, heritage, philosophy and longevity have remained as the foundation of who we are and what we do. This fast-paced video, with commentary by Tom and David Moser as well as cabinetmakers from our shop and even a Thos. Moser customer, provides some insight into what makes Thos. Moser different and special.

A Unique Maine Experience - Customer In Residence at Thos. Moser

  
  
  

CustomerInResidenceWe just uploaded eight new videos to our YouTube site from our most recent Customer In Residence (CIR) program, held just a few weeks ago. Our next group arrives this Sunday evening and will be here working in the shop first thing Monday morning!


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If you have ever wondered what's goes into designing and building a piece of heirloom-quality Moser furniture, now you can experience it for yourself. What started as an experiment has blossomed into a full-fledged program that, much to our amazement, has attracted interest from all over the globe! The Customer In Residence program is a weeklong intensive internship for folks who want to experience the process of building Thos. Moser furniture for themselves. Each participant works side-by-side with a master cabinetmaker in our shop. This mentor will assist in the selection of raw materials and the crafting of a hallmark Moser piece. Among many things, the participants learn first hand about the intricacies of joinery, the shaping and molding of solid cherry, and even how to bring out the natural luster of wood with the right amount of wax and elbow grease. And they get to leave with an heirloom quality piece of Thos. Moser furniture, built by their owns hands that will be enjoyed for several generations. This is a rare experience for the novice or expert woodworker and may well be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

In all we've posted on YouTube nearly two dozen video clips of CIR participants talking about their experience on the final day of their program week at the signing ceremony, use the link below to check them out and hear first hand how the CIR program can be a life-changing experience....

WARNING: these videos are likely to bring out the hidden woodworker inside of you, so watch at your own risk!

In the clip above, our CIR "Dean of Students" (and manager of our Freeport Showroom) Steve Wyman kicks off the September 2010 signing ceremony with some background on how the program has grown and evolved.  

CLICK HERE to visit the CIR section of our YouTube site and see  participants themselves talk about their experiences in the shop.

A Lesson in Wine at our Boston Showroom...

  
  
  

The folks in our Boston showroom partnered with J Ross Wines to kick off the first of monthly wine classes at our Boston showroom. The perfectly themed artwork that graced the walls was by artist Ilene Richard. Ilene's works can also be viewed at Canvas Fine Arts Gallery.

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Jo-Ann Ross, of J Ross Wines, hosted an interactive and educational tasting class, offering 6 wines and light appetizers. A special thanks to The Wine Emporium on Tremont Street in the South End for their fabulous wines.

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(above: Jo-Ann addressing the group)

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(above: sipping wine in front of the perfectly themed art)

Thanks to all who attended and participated in such a fun event. We look forward to hosting Jo-Ann on October 21st for the next event!

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