It has been a while since we have featured a cabinetmaker on here, but with our Spring catalog arriving in homes, it only seems fitting.
Side note: If you haven't received your April catalog, you should shortly and if you aren't on our mailing list, you can sign up here.
Our featured cabinetmaker is Carol Dall.
Carol leads our upholstery department and has been with Moser for more than 12 years. She has an infectious laugh that can be heard throughout the shop. The work our upholstery team does is truly amazing, whether working with customer-specified fabrics or fulfilling special requests, they are the final eyes on each piece that leaves the shop. Here is a closer look at Carol, a special member of the Moser team...
Name: Carol Dall
Area of specialty: Upholstery
Years with Thos. Moser: 12
Where did you grow up: Auburn, Maine (not far from the shop)
Favorite piece of Moser furniture: A tie between the Lolling Chair and the American Bungalow Collection
Have you made any special Moser pieces as gifts: I made a Boyker Bench and Wall Mirror for my daughter and a Continuous Arm Chair for my grandson. (Carol has 5 grandchildren!)
What did you do before coming to Moser: I worked as a healthcare provider and in retail sales.
What do you like most: the people I work with
What do you like least about your job: not being able to tie up loose ends at the end of the day. (Which is easy to understand, since she can be found still working at the end of the day when the lights are out!)
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, reading, working out, recently joining a local running club
If you want to learn more about the people that make up Thos. Moser, please visit our website.
Thanks to The Jackson Laboratory and our Boston showroom for organizing a great event, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Kyuson Yun. Dr. Yun explained the research she is leading in her laboratory, focusing on the manipulation of stem cells (both normal and cancer), which has great potential for treating many human diseases.
Her talk that evening was entitled, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", focusing on different stem cells for different diseases and a cutting-edge perspective on cancer stem cell research. The event drew a great group of customers and friends to the showroom, all leaving with an enlightened view of the work done by the Laboratory and its scientists.
Here are a few photos from the event:
Scott Wentzell, of Thos. Moser speaks to the group about the partnership between Thos. Moser and The Jackson Laboratory.
Keynote speaker, Dr. Kyuson Yun
Cathy Bernstein, Joanne Bean, Paul Santos and Christopher Eramo
Scott Wentzell , Kyuson Yun, Christopher Eramo
Thos. Moser is proud to call The Jackson Laboratory our Charity of Choice. Stay tuned for upcoming collaborative events with the Lab!
Our Boston Showroom pulled together a great event this week for new interior designers from the Boston Architectural College, which included a visit from cabinetmaker Warren Shaw, of our prototype team, here at our shop in Maine.
Warren shared hand's-on knowledge of furniture craftsmanship and design along with a very extensive supply of visual aids to demonstrate joinery and other concepts to the group.
We thought we'd share some pictures from the event...
Warren Shaw of Thos. Moser speaking to the group on joinery.
The class taking notes.
Examples from the proto shop that Warren shared with the team.
Great job to Warren and our team in Boston for organizing!
We were pleased to learn that Ray Routhier, of the Portland Press Herald, was interested in coming to the shop to follow a cabinetmaker through the process of building a chair as part of his Maine at Work series. Ray was teamed up with George Colby last week to watch, learn and participate in the making of a Pasadena Chair. The series, Maine at Work, takes an interactive look at iconic, visible or just plain interesting jobs done by folks in Maine. He shadows workers, reports what he sees, and tries his hand at some of the job's duties.
Read the full story here.
Also, in recent news, the staff at our Freeport showroom teamed up with Susan Williams of Swans Island Blankets and Deb Chatfield of Chatfield Designs to take part in the Camden Garden Club Decorators Showhouse in Camden, ME. Our Aria Chairs and Round Ring Dining Table were featured...check out the post on Deb Chatfield's site!
Let us know what you think!
Thanks to everyone who attended our Thos. Moser MAINE ART & DESIGN DINNER held last night at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport.
We had a great turnout of customers and friends that all contributed to an evening that was fascinating, inspiring, and another reminder of why we are in Maine. We would especially like to thank the incredibly talented and creative artists and designers who shared their stories with us...
Pictured above (l to r):
David Moser, furniture designer and sculptor
Tracy Davis, interior designer
Eric Hopkins, artist
Jill Hoy, artist
Alex Carleton, clothing designer
After mingling and sharing a glass of champagne in the Map Room just off the main lobby, our group was invited up to the second floor to visit the Thos. Moser Room, a guest room that our team designed in collaboration with the Inn and is furnished with Thos. Moser designs. The room also features the work of local artists, many of whom have graciously loaned us pieces for catalog and product photography (CLICK HERE to see more photos of the Thos. Moser Room).
We then proceeded to the Maine Dining Room for dinner and discussion. The format for the evening was to have each of the five artists and their guest each start out at a different table, and then move from table-to-table as each course was served, so each of the folks in attendance had the opportunity to spend some time with each one. Also throughout the evening, each artist and designer stood and gave a short presentation about their work, influences, past/current/upcoming projects, and future endeavors. By all accounts the evening was a rousing success.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the great one-on-one conversations, the presentations from the artists and designers that gave us all a glimpse into what drives their creative spirits and informed us a bit more about their bodies of work, the intimate atmosphere of the Inn, and the wonderful menu that was prepared especially for this evening by Chef Eric Flynn (who also took the time to come out to discuss his background and describe the menu and influences behind his choices as a Chef/artist…very informative and appreciated!).
Special thanks to the artists and designers, you inspire us every day! Also thank to the Harraseeket Inn for being such spectacular hosts, and kudos to the staff at our Freeport Showroom, Steve Wyman, Laurie Perzley, Lyndall Klein and Michael Brown for pulling it all together!
Stay tuned, we'll be doing this again soon!
Our showrooms have been busy planning a slew of events for April and we invite you to stop in and check them out! If you'd like more info, please join our mailing list to receive advance notice of offers and events.
Here is a quick list with links to our website where you can findmore info...
Join us for a Maine Art & Design Dinner at the Harraseeket Inn on Thursday, April 8th
Thos. Moser is pleased to present a dinner with five maine artists and designers:
- Alex Carleton, clothing designer,
- Tracy Davis, interior designer,
- Eric Hopkins, artist,
- Jill Hoy, artist,
- david moser, furniture designer
Please join us for a private dinner with the artists and designers at the Harraseeket Inn.
Thursday, April 8th
6:30pm until 9:00pm
162 Main Street, Freeport
Dinner is $100pp- RSVP to 800.708.9041
Our Boston showroom invites you on Thursday, April 8th (from 6-8pm) to a reception with artist Fran Mackay, who is represented by Boston's Canvas Fine Arts Gallery.
This one woman show, entitled Still Life - Alive, showcases more than twenty-five of Fran's oil paintings and some small wood panels. A portion of proceeds from art sales that evening will benefit Women of Means, a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Roseanne Means that sends teams of volunteer doctors and nurses into shelters to provide free medical care to women in need.
Thos. Moser Boston Showroom
19 Arlington Street
(Located between Newbury and Boylston Streets)
Also in Boston this month:
The Jackson Laboratory and Thos. Moser cordially invite you to...
Art, Science & Improving Lives
Please join us at the Boston showroom for an evening reception on Thursday, April 15th. Assistant Professor Kyuson Yun, Ph.D., from The Jackson Laboratory, will discuss her cancer stem cell research.
April 15, 2010
5pm to 8pm
To RSVP to either event or for more info, please call the showroom at 617.224.1245
Please join us on Friday, April 16th for a reception with artist Linda Press, who is represented by Georgetown's Susan Calloway Fine Arts.
above: Late Afternoon, Midtown Manhattan by Linda Press
Linda Press paints appealing and intriguing cityscapes from Europe and the United States. Linda's art has been exhibited in Paris, New York, Washington D.C., as well as other major cities in the United States, and has been selected for National Exhibitions of Contemporary American Artists.
Friday, April 16th from 5-8pm
Thos. Moser DC Showroom
3300 M Street NW
(corner of M & 33rd Streets)
To RSVP or for more info, please call the showroom at 202.338.4292.
Join the Los Angeles Showroom on Tuesday, April 13th for a celebratory evening with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as we announce the winners of the first-ever Thos. Moser Student Design Challenge. A special People's Choice Award will be determined at the awards ceremony by popular vote, so join us and help determine the winner!
Tuesday, April 13
6pm - 8pm
Thos. Moser Los Angeles Showroom
8705 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA
Be sure to visit our website for the latest updates and showroom happenings.