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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!

Art & Craftsmanship in San Francisco

  
  
  

Original art paired with original furniture highlights the importance of genuine originality in art and design.

As part of our "alternative gallery space" program, which highlights national and local artists in each of our showrooms across the country, we are pleased to present the work of two remarkable Plein Air Colorists, Mary Lou Correia and Robin Purcell, in our San Francisco showroom.

Example of work by Mary Lou Correia, titled Ferry Building, San Francisco, oil 8 x 14 (click to enlarge):

Example of work by Robin Purcell, titled September in Sunol, watercolor 14 x 21 (click to enlarge):

To learn more about these wonderful artists and see additional examples of their work, please visit our website.

Piece of the Day - Bremen Table by Tom Moser

  
  
  

The mid-1800s was a time of enormous social upheaval in central Europe that preceded several revolutions. On the design front, a streamlined aesthetic was emerging that resonated with a burgeoning middle class and was epitomized by the Federal Style in the United States, by the Regency Style in England, and by Biedermeier in Germany. The name Biedermeier is actually a pseudonym for two individuals, but it has come to represent a rebellion against ostentation and the use of highly taxed luxury wood (like mahogany), along with resurgence of clean minimalism (and populist wood, such as walnut and cherry) that has remained relevant to this day.

The Bremen Table by Tom Moser celebrates this tradition. The Bremen Table is named in honor of the famous German town—and the less famous town of the same name here in Maine, a salute to a design continuum that connects our lands metaphorically. This table is inspired by the simplicity of true Biedermeier design while maintaining the fundamental Moser principles of hand labor and meticulous attention to detail.

Drawing on the success of the Vita Dining Table, Tom’s design of the Bremen Table incorporates a veneered top which is laid out in a starburst pattern (as shown above). This detail provides a prominent visual interest to complement the minimalist design.

The Bremen Table is turning heads in Boston! Click this link for details...
http://www.elementsofstyleblog.com/2009/03/stop-and-stare.html

Available in two sizes to accommodate up to 6 or 8 people, this table can be ordered in cherry or walnut (shown).

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