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Make Way for Ducklings, Van Halen and Thos. Moser

  
  
  

So you might be thinking, what do the Robert McCloskey classic Make Way for Ducklings, the rock band Van Halen, and Thos. Moser fine furniture all have in common? It is not exactly an obvious  question and one that we would never have asked ourselves either, but in two seperate articles that were published this week, one in Boston, MA and the other in Pasadena, CA, writers John Ross and Joanna Beresford provide the answers with some fun and creativity...and of course we certainly appreciate their endorsements of our work!

 As seen in Pasadena Weekly magazine:

Pasadena Rocker

A True Rocker

When it comes to the SoCal culture, Pasadena says it all for Thomas Moser Furniture

Click here to read the article


 


 

As seen in Stuff magazine:

Kinesis Chair & Ottoman

Webbed chair and ottoman or rubber duckies?

When we spied the Kinesis Chair & Ottoman striking a pose amongst the classic furnishings in Thos. Moser's Back Bay showroom, we immediately thought of the Sesame Street jingle "One of These Things Is Not Like the Others."

Click here to read the article.

Audio Podcast with Tom Moser from the Woodworking In America conference

  
  
  

Tom Moser at WIA conference

Many thanks to Rick at The Sawdust Chronicles for posting his audio podcast interview with Tom Moser at Woodworking In America conference.

In Rick's words, this is a "short, but very exciting look (for me) into what makes up Thomas Moser Furniture. We talked briefly about manufacturing, design, and where he and he son derive their inspirations for design. We also very briefly explore where his company may be headed in the future."

To listen to the podcast, visit the The Sawdust Chronicles at this link:

http://thesawdustchronicles.com/2009/08/24/episode-23-wia-thomas-moser/

This interview was conducted while Tom was signing copies of his book Artistry In Wood, just prior to giving his keynote address.

Tom Moser at WIA conference

Tom Moser at WIA conference

Thos. Moser Furniture Custom Built for the Individual

  
  
  

The Meridian Sideboard shown above as an architectural rendering and drawing (click on image to enlarge) came about as a request from customer to add wine storage to the interior. We thought we would share it here as inspiration. It proves that aesthetics can co-exist beautifully with utility.

The challenge of creating one-of-a-kind pieces that manage to reflect the Thos. Moser commitment to utility, beauty, and simplicity is extremely rewarding. When we began making furniture in the local grange hall over thirty years ago, every piece was custom built for an individual, by an individual, with a specific need. Today many of those pieces are now some of our most popular standard designs.

We can modify the length, width, and height of our pieces. We’ll customize drawers and shelving to meet your precise requirements. Beds can be made for platform mattresses or lower footboards. If you require a unique design, we’ll work with you to draw the piece and ensure that it will be structurally sound. If you prefer another species of wood, we can substitute almost any hardwood of your choice.

Here is a sampling of a few custom case pieces we have built recently (click image to enlarge):

    

With everything we do, custom or standard, we intend to provide you with an heirloom you will treasure and pass down, crafted and delivered with the most personal and professional care we can offer. If you have unique needs for your home or work environment, we invite you to contact us directly.

Whether it is a modification of an existing design or something completely new, we are happy to custom design a solution that accommodates your unique requirements and singular dreams.

Artist Reception in our Chicago Showroom on Thursday, August 20th

  
  
  

Thos. Moser Chicago ShowroomThos. Moser is pleased to present a reception with featured artist...

JOSH MOULTON

Thursday, August 20, 2009 5pm-8pm

RSVP by contacting our Chicago Showroom

We are pleased to feature Josh Moulton in our Chicago showroom as part of our "alternative gallery space" program, which highlights national and local artists in each of our showrooms across the country. Josh Moulton’s work will remain on display in the showroom through October 31st.

About the Artist
As an artist, Josh Moulton looks for light and how it reflects on architecture and nature. Compositionally there needs to be a strong sense of perspective and a few objects that frame or move the eye around the image. Along with architecture and it’s interaction with nature, Josh is also drawn to the effects that nature has on man made objects. Josh’s goal is to represent locations from an original perspective, and to entice the viewer to spend time asking questions about why he did certain things with each piece. Over the past five years Josh has started to paint subjects/scenes that make social commentary. Josh’s work is in several corporate collections: Deloitte & Touche, The NMH Prentice Women’s Hospital, Oncor International, and more.

Below is an example of work by Josh Moulton (click image to enlarge). Please visit Josh’s website to view more of his work.

click to enlarge
Mercer St. by Josh Moulton

It's Christmas in August! Don't miss the Holiday Order Deadline...

  
  
  

Holiday Order Deadline is Aug 23Even though the calendar still says August, we are already thinking about the holidays! The date for placing orders for holiday delivery is nearly upon us, and we don't want you to miss out on the opportunity to add a handcrafted touch to your celebrations.


HOLIDAY ORDER DEADLINE: 8/23

If you place a to-be-built order by August 23rd, we can promise that in most cases your furniture will be built and delivered in time for holiday entertaining or to present as a special gift.

Contact or visit any one of our showrooms, or call our Customer Care Center here in Maine, for details and assistance with all facets of the order and delivery process. 

PLEASE NOTE that pieces purchased from AVAILABLE INVENTORY can be ordered until mid-November and still be delivered in time for Christmas. Some restrictions apply, click here for details.

David Moser commissioned to create award statues for The Jackson Laboratory's National Council Awards

  
  
  

National Council AwardDavid Moser has been commissioned to design and create the awards that will be given to the recipients of The Jackson Laboratory's National Council Awards.  Recipients will be chosen in categories including Distinguished Service, Philanthropy and Scientific Achievement. This is the second time that David Moser has been honored with the challenge of creating an award for The Jackson Laboratory. In 2008 Moser created the award given to the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The ceremony and reception for the National Council Awards will take place at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on August 14, when recipients will be announced.

The design of this award utilizes two American hardwoods, Northern white ash and American black walnut, as well as sculpted elements in solid bronze cast at a local foundry.

"The Jackson Laboratory's mission is to enable research for the global community and advance the human condition," states David Moser. "I intended to represent the spirit of their mission and illustrate the unity of man on an abstract global sphere.  Additionally, the National Council's mission to ‘Engage - Empower and Educate' is represented on a concentric ring. Using sculpture I aimed to represent these pursuits, echoing the ambitions of The Jackson Laboratory, the Council and the humanitarian achievements of the recipients."

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, California. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating, and curing human diseases, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community. In addition to being a research facility, it is an international hub for scientific courses, conferences, training, and education.

For more info and photos, please visit thosmoser.com.

Tom Moser giving keynote address in Chicago this weekend

  
  
  

Woodingworking in America Conference Tom Moser

This conference is where the country's top craftsmen, designers and experts come together to share their woodworking techniques and teach you the fundamentals of sound furniture construction and design.

At the banquet on Saturday evening, Tom Moser will be presenting the keynote about the art and technique of his exceptional creations.

You don't need to attend the entire conference...banquet admission with keynote is $35 and that price includes attendance to the Saturday Banquet with keynote speech...may be purchased for you and a spouse, friend or other guest.

For more details about the conference, including specific schedule and registration info, please visit their website:

 http://furnituredc.woodworkinginamerica.com/

Our First Ever Inventory Reduction Sale - ends August 11

  
  
  

The Meridian Collection is coming and we need to make room! So starting today and running through Tuesday, August 11, we are offering three ways to save when you purchase any of our original, handcrafted designs from available inventory:

Showroom Floor Samples - in order to make room for our newest designs, we've marked down select showroom floor samples anywhere from 10% to 20% and made them available for immediate "cash-and-carry" purchase from our showroom floors (major credit cards also accepted).

Inventory Samples, etc. - Available from 10% up to 20% off standard retail prices, this category includes former showroom samples, prototypes, refurbished pieces, and customer returns. Quantities are limited and sales of these pieces are on a first-come, first-served basis and can be purchased through our showrooms or by clicking here.

In-Stock Pieces
- this category includes some of our most popular pieces that have been pre-built for immediate delivery. These pieces can be ordered at our showrooms for 10% off through Tuesday, August 11. Also available online by clicking here and entering the code STOCK at checkout.

Our showrooms locations (click for details and contact info):

Freeport, ME | Boston, MA | New York, NY | Washington, DC
Chicago, IL | San Francisco, CA | Los Angeles, CA

If you aren't near a showroom, the team at our Customer Care Center here in Maine stands ready to assist you with all facets of the order and delivery process. They can be reached by calling 1-800-708-9045 or by emailing salesinfo@thosmoser.com and are available Mon.-Fri. 9am-9pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm and Sundays 11am-5pm (Eastern time).

PLEASE NOTE: Discounted inventory pricing cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotional offers.

Introducing Meridian, a new collection by David Moser

  
  
  

We are pleased to announce the introduction of Meridian, the newest collection by David Moser. Meridian will be arriving in our showrooms in early September, 2009 and is available NOW to pre-order.

CLICK HERE for the online preview, or cut and paste this url into your address bar:
http://www.thosmoser.com/product.list.php?family_id=36

You won't find that link on our website; this special preview is available only to our online subscribers!

ORDER TODAY AND DAVID MOSER WILL PERSONALLY SIGN EACH PIECE: Every piece of authentic Thos. Moser furniture is signed and dated by the craftsman who built it. David Moser will be adding his signature to the craftsman's on each Meridian piece in the first 25 Meridian orders.

Meridian draws inspiration from diverse sources, principally Danish and Shaker influences, while adding David Moser's distinctive creative touch. While also available in cherry, this is our first collection to be introduced in ash as the preferred species, which allows the grain and texture of the wood to come to the fore and adds a clean, modernist feel.

CLICK HERE to visit our website where you can place an order and learn more about this collection. You may also pre-order Meridian through any of Thos. Moser showroom or by calling (800) 862-1973.

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