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Coal Shovel Stools featured in House Beautiful

  
  
  

The Dec/Jan-2010 issue of House Beautiful is now on stands and featured in the 'Classic Hipper' article are our Coal Shovel Stools.

 Here is a quick peek...

 

 

 

Come shop the Thos. Moser Holiday Savings Event in Natick, MA this weekend

  
  
  

Thos. Moser invites you to a special Holiday Savings Event
for ONE WEEKEND ONLY in Natick, Massachusetts...

Whether you are shopping for that special someone who is hard to buy for, or looking to enhance your own space, coming up with something that is more meaningful and less commercial can be a tall order. Crafted by hand in Maine and guaranteed for life, Thos. Moser heirloom furniture fits the bill so stop by this weekend to find that perfect gift!

Event details can be found on our website, CLICK HERE

Here are some photos from Natick, taken last night just as we finished getting set up...we hope to see you there!

Our staff will help you load your items, or delivery can be arranged on site

We have a number of our popular Lolling Chairs and Chaises looking for good homes...can you adopt one this weekend?

The Vita Collection combines the warmth of solid cherry with modern minimalist design.

Stools make a beautiful addition to any kitchen or bar, and we have several styles and sizes to choose from...come give them a test drive!

These Wing Chairs have a custom upholstery application, come on in and give them a "sit test"

Our signature piece, the Thos. Moser Continuous Arm Chair.

We have a selection of dining tables and chairs that can be purchased individually or in sets.

This Two Place Windward Sofa recently appeared in our catalog. That's a Dr. White's Chest behind and to the right...can you find the secret compartment?

This Pencil Post Bed is customized for a platform style mattress. We also have several other beds available, including American Bungalow Bed (headboard leaning against the wall) and our most popular bed, The Vita Platform Bed.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a new dining set for your holiday entertaining this year?

We look forward to having you stop by this weekend!

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.

Join Tom Moser in San Francisco This Weekend

  
  
  

Tom Moser in San Fran

We hope that you will join us for an open house at our San Francisco Showroom, hosted by our founder and world-renowned furniture designer Tom Moser...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

12pm-5pm

Tom will be joined by his wife Mary Moser, who was in every way Tom's partner in starting the company nearly 40 years ago. They look forward to being back in our Sacramento Street showroom, which has been in operation since 1992. As Tom recently said in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, "It's been a very supportive community for us," he says. "There's a reverence for the past and a sophistication in Northern California that doesn't exist in too many places."

There will be an Open House from 12pm to 5pm, featuring a design talk with Tom Moser at 3pm. Tom will sign copies of his book, Artistry in Wood, following his talk.

Seating for the design talk is limited, so we kindly request an RSVP by contacting the showroom:

Thos. Moser San Francisco Showroom
3395 Sacramento Street (corner of Sacramento and Walnut)
San Francisco, CA 94118
p: 415-931-8131
e: sanfranshowroom@thosmoser.com

Join Tom Moser in Culver City tomorrow, Nov. 14

  
  
  
  
 
Thos. Moser invites you to our Los Angeles showroom in Culver City for an open house with host Tom Moser.
 
Help in the fight against hunger!  We will donate 5% of all sales in Culver City this weekend to support the Los Angeles Mission. We will also be accepting donations of non-perishable food items all weekend to benefit the Thanksgiving Meal for the homeless.

Events on Saturday, 11/14:

- Open house from 12pm-5pm

- Chair-making demo from 12pm-2pm

- Design talk with Tom Moser at 3pm

- Tom will sign copies of his book, Artistry in Wood, following his talk.

- Furniture repair 101 from 4pm-5pm

- Canned food drive to benefit the Los Angeles Mission all weekend. Please bring your non-perishable food donation to benefit the Thanksgiving Meal for the homeless.

RSVP (seating is limited for the design talk):

Thos. Moser Los Angeles Showroom

8705 Washington Boulevard (Helms Bakery Building)

Culver City, CA 90232

p: 310-204-5726

e: lashowroom@thosmoser.com

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

  
  
  

Click here to visit the LA Times website.

Thos. Moser featured as 'Design Crush' on ABCD Design Blog

  
  
  

Check out the posting on ABCD Design Blog as Thos. Moser was the 'Design Crush' of the week! Our Pasadena Rocker (which was also just named one of four finalists in Interior Design's Best of Year Awards), New Gloucester Rocker, Eastward Bench and Eastward Dining Chairs are all featured. Here is a quick peek, but be sure to visit the blog for the full post...

Craft In America series reflects the core values that define Thos. Moser

  
  
  

Craft In American logo

Craft is all around us, giving pleasure as well as serving a function. It is inspirational as well as useful. It is the best representation of who we are as a culture. Craft is democratic -- broad enough to accommodate anyone who makes something or appreciates the handmade. In short, craft is us.
- From the Craft In America website

Ever since Tom Moser decided to forgo his tenured professorship at Bates College in 1972 and, along with his wife Mary, take a leap of faith in founding Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers, craft has been at the core of everything we do. That’s why we are especially drawn to the PBS series, Craft In America.

If you haven’t seen this series, we highly recommend that you check it out. In fact, what really intrigues us is that it is actually much more than just a TV show. In addition to the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award winning television documentary which continues to produce new episodes on PBS, there is also a book, educational materials, study center in Los Angeles, and even a “virtual” exhibition that can be viewed online. The bottom line is that if you appreciate American craft like we do, you should check out this series.

There is a lot of interesting content on their website, we hope you enjoy exploring it as much as we have:

www.craftinamerica.org

You can also view the three previously-broadcast TV episodes on the PBS website by using this link:

 http://video.pbs.org/program/1235387271

Enjoy, and please let us know if you found this recommendation helpful by leaving a comment below.

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!

 

Pasadena Rocker named "Best of Year" by Interior Design magazine

  
  
  

Pasadena Rocker

UPDATED 12/3/09: THE PASADENA ROCKER HAS BEEN NAMED BEST OF YEAR AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY TONIGHT IN NEW YORK! MORE INFO TO COME...

We are proud to announce that David Moser's Pasadena Rocker has been named a finalist in Interior Design magazine's 2009 Best of Year awards in the residential seating category.

The Best of Year awards, presented annually by Interior Design magazine, are the preeminent design competition recognizing superior interior design projects and products in more than 50 categories. Finalists for both product and project design will be posted online on November 9, 2009.

Best of Year award winners will be announced at a live ceremony at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, on December 3, 2009. Be sure to pick up the December issue of Interior Design or CLICK HERE for coverage of the winners of the Best of Year awards in all categories. For tickets to the December 3, 2009 event please contact boyawards@reedbusiness.com.

CLICK HERE to check out the Pasadena Rocker on our website.

Clearly the judges of the Best of Year awards appreciate the modern, geometric hourglass shape of the Pasadena Collection, as the Pasadena Dining Chair was named a Best of Year winner in 2008.

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.

 

 

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