Monday, August 17, 2009

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Friday, August 14, 2009

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

David 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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tom Moser giving keynote address in Chicago this weekend

Woodingworking in America ConferenceTom 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/

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Our First Ever Inventory Reduction Sale
Now through Tuesday, 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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Meridian is coming (stay tuned for details)

We are just about ready to unveil the new Meridian Collection! In the meantime, we are just so excitied about this colleciton that we can resist posting a couple of "sneak peak" photos. Designed by David Moser, Meridian draws inspiration from diverse sources, principally Danish and Shaker influences, while adding David's distinctive creative touch.



Shown above are glimpes of the new Meridian Dining Chair, and Meridian Dining Sideboard.

Stay tuned for more details about Meridian coming soon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pasadena Rocker - Forbes Life Find of the Day

Check out David Moser's new Pasadena Rocker on Forbes.com!

Here is an exerpt...

Anyone lucky enough to own a home with a grand wraparound porch surely keeps a rocking chair around to laze about on when it's too hot to sit directly under the summer sun. The work of furniture designer David Moser, this sculptural piece is a modern tribute to something you'd fine in your grandparents' living room.

To visit the article on Forbes.com, use this link:
http://blogs.forbes.com/findoftheday/2009/07/thos-moser-pasadena-rocker-this-3200-cherry-wood-rocking-chair-adds-a-bit-of-sophistication-to-your-.html

For more on the Pasadena Rocker, click on this photo:

Saturday, July 18, 2009

When in Freeport, be sure to visit the Harraseeket Inn

We thought you might enjoy this nice review of one of our favorite places, the Harraseeket Inn (and the Moser room) from Maine Travel Maven, Hilary Nangle:

CLICK HERE

or copy/paste the full url:

http://hilarynangle.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/sleeping-and-dining-at-the-harraseeket-inn/

The Harraseeket Inn, located on Main Street in Freeport across from our showroom, offers a classic Maine experience with local charm and world-class service. We highly reccomend it for an overnight, or for a dining experience that features produce, meats and fish from local farms and fisherman.





Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Inside Scoop

Our cabinetmakers are passionate about their craft, which shows in the work they do. What is most surprising to learn about this group is their passions and backgrounds outside of their work at Moser. We have a former lawyer, a retired Coast Guard and a professional bass fisherwoman, to name a few. Most of our cabinetmakers would rather have the lime-light on the furniture they create than on themselves, but it is worth noting some of the unique passions that bring together such a diverse and outstanding group.

Donna Farrar, one of our long time cabinetmakers, came up with this great poem below on the spot, so we had to share. We will continue to bring you more cabinetmaker profiles and stories of our team behind the scenes. Enjoy!



All of our hearts at Thos Moser are in the heart of the wood.

Each flame grain picked,
each measurement we take,
it's all important,
to the furniture we make.

Each customer we talk to,
we really do care,
it comes from the heart,
and that can be rare.

The personality, the craft, the skill,
it's all put in, to what is built.

If you buy a piece to call your own,
you will be proud, it's in your home.

-Donna Farrar, Cabinetmaker

Wednesday, July 8, 2009









Meet the Cabinetmaker

One of the most common questions from our customers is: wanting to know created the Moser furniture in their home? Our June Mailer featured a profile on cabinetmaker Ron Gilbert, who works here in the shop and participated in our Customer in Residence program as a mentor.

Our hope is to continue profiling cabinetmakers to give customers a look behind the scenes at the skilled craftsmen and women crafting their family heirlooms. Be sure to check under your Moser furniture as you may just have a piece signed by one of the featured cabinetmakers...enjoy!
















(l to r: Ron Gilbert, shown with Customer in Residence partner Peter Graf)

Name: Ron Gilbert

Area of specialty: Cases

Years with Thos. Moser: 7

Where did you grow up: Bethel, Maine

What is the most interesting trip you have taken: I took a trip to Denmark to learn how to compress wood to make bendings for furniture.

Favorite piece of Moser furniture: Dr. White's Chest

Have you made any Moser pieces as a gift: Yes, I made a New Gloucester Rocker as a wedding gift for my son and his wife.

What do you like most about your job: Being able to take pride in the craftsmanship.

What do you like least about your job: dust from sanding.

Hobbies/Interests: Music, fishing and motorcycles.

Do you have a special fishing hole: By map, I once found a beaver pond in an unorganized territory in Mason, Maine.

What is the most unusual thing you ever owned: I owned a rock & roll nightclub for three years.