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The Art of Place

  
  
  
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One of the interesting aspects about having a string of showrooms in some of the finest cities across America is the opportunity to arrange our furniture as if it might be placed in someone's home. We never tire of seeing a remarkable piece of craftsmanship come through the shop when our cabinetmakers finish them, but there’s something very satisfying about standing back and viewing a room setting coming to life with every piece of the design puzzle put in place.

A particular thrill we experience while decorating these spaces is the careful curation of art to place within the showrooms. It's surprising how the personality of a piece of furniture changes when a sculpture is placed beside it or a painting is hung above; the art brings an ambiance to the furniture that reflects the composition's attitude. Recently, we selected a series of contemporary paintings to place in the New York showroom on Madison Avenue and we were thrilled at the flair our classic collections exuded when combined with the modern art. “The paintings brought a contemporary feel to the furniture,” remarks our New York Showroom Manager Martha Nishida. “Proving the versatility of our collections, we followed the modern art with a series of very traditional paintings in ornate gilded frames and they brought an entirely different point of view to the furniture.”
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That’s the thing about furnishings created with classicism in mind: each piece feels very much at home amid a wide array of stylistic slants. We’ve come to understand that collectors of our furniture should never be pigeonholed, as they run the gamut from connoisseurs of the contemporary to appreciators of antiques. We’d like to salute the art aficionados among our customers who may be perusing The Armory Show, showcasing the finest in modern and contemporary styles that opens in New York tomorrow; or combing the booths of The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) fair in Maastricht, the Netherlands in two weeks where they will find one of the best selections of paintings by old masters offered anywhere in the world.
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It’s as Laurie Perzley, of our Freeport Showroom, says of her own MOSERstyle, “…As an avid art collector, I appreciate Moser furniture for its artistic qualities. Over the years, we have added to our collection, most recently with a Sophia Two Place Sofa, which fits beautifully in our space.”

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