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.
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.
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!
Our Los Angeles Showroom recently played host to the SDSA (Set Decorators Society of America) annual holiday party. We were excited to be able to introduce our work to those responsible for creating the environments we see on TV and in the movies.
Thank you to the SDSA for selecting our showroom for their holiday gathering, and to the wonderful partners that work with them on TV and movie sets and helped make this event special, including Eclipse-Worldwide, Aah Inspiring Balloons, Dr. Christmas Rents, Tic Tock Couture Florals, Classic Party Rentals, Skinny Dog Design Group, and Lamp Expo. The event also supported the Spark of Love toy drive.
Many of the set decorators who attended were unfamiliar with Thos. Moser, but a few had worked with us in the past.
One particular woman told a story of a Thos. Moser Pencil Post Bed she wanted to purchase for a movie set that she was decorating years ago. Given the temporary nature of movie set, the producer thought the bed was just too expensive to purchase, so she agreed to buy the bed from the producer after the shoot (at a substantial discount) if he would purchase the bed for the film. He agreed, and she has enjoyed the bed every night since then.
The night of the party she was so very excited to see the same Pencil Post Bed on our showroom floor! After talking to her about how the bed was made and showing her that each woodworker signs each piece, she was going to go home and tear her bed apart looking for the woodworker's signature.
You may be interested to know that Thos. Moser is no stranger to film and TV. In 2004, our furniture was featured extensively in "The Notebook", the movie adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks book starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. More recently, the award-winning (yet short-lived) TV drama "Commander In Chief" used our furniture in the show's version of the White House (CLICK HERE to watch the TV news story that ran about it here in Maine).
Other film credits for Moser furniture include "Bicentennial Man" with Robin Williams, "Braveheart" with Mel Gibson, "Waiting to Exhale" with Whitney Houston, "Taking Lives" with Angelina Jolie, "The Invasion" with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, and "Not So Big House" with Sarah Susanka.
In addition to "Commander in Chief", Moser furniture has been seen on TV in such shows as "This Old House", "The Price Is Right" (way back in 1984, Episode 914), "Simply Ming" with Ming Tsai, "Nash Bridges", and "Maine in Maine".
Thanks again to the SDSA, we look forward to working with your members for many years to come!
One of the exciting “side effects” of our Customer in Residence (CIR) program has been the special bond that is created between the program alumni and the people of our company.
For example, this week we received an email from Janette, a CIR alumni from this past Spring. Janette attended the program with her dad Joseph, who is an accomplished woodcarver in his own right. Together with master craftsman Jim Boisvert, Janette and Joseph built an Aria Writing Desk during their CIR week here in the shop. When Jim heard that Joseph creates wood carvings, he gave Joseph a block of cherry to take home. Joseph took that block and carved it into a beautiful dolphin statue as a gift for Jim...
(the carving sent to cabinetmaker Jim Boisvert)
Now Janette has sent a photo of another remarkable carving by her dad, which he did shortly after completing the dolphin carving for Jim. We are amazed! This time Joseph has brought his talent to bear on a carving of the Aria Writing Desk that he had built with his daughter...
Without the quarter on top, it would be hard to tell that it wasn’t the real thing (shown at right). So now Janette has the full size desk; and Joseph he has this one.
The details in Joseph's work are really remarkable...to view at a larger size, click on this thumbnail:
Here’s a shot of Jim, Janette and Joseph in the shop just prior to finishing the actual full-size desk that they built together...
(the trio and their Aria desk)
You also might enjoy this video clip of Janette and Joseph talking about their CIR week at the final signing ceremony on the last day of their stay with us:
Thanks to Janette and Joseph for sharing these photos with us, and to all our CIR alumni for their continued support and friendship!
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
- Rufus and Susan Williams
– small paintings
- Swan's Island
– blankets and throws
– 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
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.
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!
SMALL WORKS ART EVENT IN BOSTON
Thursday, December 10th
Join us at our Boston Showroom on Thursday, Dec. 10th for a Holiday Small Works Art Event, benefitting Toys for Tots*. Selected small works from our partners at Canvas Fine Arts Gallery will be on display (and available for purchase), perfect for holiday giving, while supporting a worthy cause!
Award winning musician and artist Fred Lipsius, from the band Blood, Sweat and Tears, will perform holiday songs on his saxophone and there will be a lot of food, drink and merriment.
Featured artists will include:
Thursday, Dec. 10th from 5-8pm
Thos. Moser Boston Showroom
19 Arlington Street (between Boylston and Newbury)
Please contact the showroom for more info.
We are proud to announce that David Moser's Pasadena Rocker has won Interior Design magazine's 2009 Best of Year award 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. Best of Year award winners were announced last night (Dec. 3) at a live ceremony at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
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. 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.
This is actually the 3rd year in a row that a Thos. Moser design by David Moser has been recognized by Interior Design at the Best of Year awards. In 2007, the Vita Dining Chair was a finalist in the Residential Seating Category.
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).
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.
Our DC showroom is hosting a couple of upcoming events this month to help you prepare for the holidays, all while supporting worthy causes this holiday season!
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, December 5th & Sunday, December 6th
We are pleased to welcome local artisans Phil Brown, Suzanne Crane, Ted Curtis, Kirke Martin, Paige Hathaway Thorn, Brent Rourke, and 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 during this event will benefit Georgetown Ministries and their cause to help feed the homeless in Georgetown.
For details about this event, please contact the showroom.
Also, this month...
TOYS FOR TOTS HOLIDAY EVENT
Friday, December 18th
Please join our Toys for Tots drive on Friday, December 18th in our Georgetown showroom for a night of holiday festivity, including a Toys for Tots drive, food, drink, and more.
Please bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots and be entered to win a Desk Clock (value $350).
Friday, Dec. 18th from 5pm-7pm
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP requested (please contact the showroom for more info).
Pamela Hurley-Moser, wife of designer David Moser, and owner of Hurley Travel Experts in Portland, ME is one of 50 travel consultants in the U.S. chosen as an Accredited Space Agent for Virgin Galactic, which is offering rides into space for a ticket price of just $200,000 dollars.
Pam heads to Mohave, California, this month to meet Virgin founder and Chairman Sir Richard Branson and aircraft designer Burt Rutan, as they unveil SpaceShip Two, now in its final stages of development. Pam is the only consultant in Maine!
It has been reported that over 300 people from around the world have ponied up $40 million in deposits to guarantee spots aboard SpaceShip Two!
We wish Pam luck and can't wait to see pictures!
Click here for the press release and more details on Pam's trip.