Thos. Moser Introduces Task Chair at NeoCon

Alongside classics like the Thos. Moser Continuous Arm ChairTM, Thos. Moser is proud to present the Cooper chair, the first chair in the Thos. Moser portfolio created specifically as an office chair. Designed by award winning industrial designer, Brian Kane of Kane Design San Francisco, the Cooper chair will take the company into an exciting new realm in the contract marketplace.
Thos. Moser and Brian Kane partnered to create an office chair that is functional and beautiful with the highest quality craftsmanship. The chair’s shell is the sum of individual steam-bent and shaped solid wood members coopered and joined to become a single form. This unique process employs both hi-tech computerized machining and time-tested skilled handwork; a combination that is a testament to the commitment to the object itself.
“We are happy to be unveiling Cooper at NeoCon,” says Adam Rogers, Director of Design and Product Development at Thos. Moser. “Brian Kane is an accomplished and respected designer with tremendous experience in the contract market. As such, he brings a new and invaluable perspective to Thos. Moser. His respect for our commitment to craft through design is evident in this chair. We are confident that Cooper is a solid representation of how craft and design can be united for the sake of quality, regardless of market or scale of the project.”
Appropriate for a variety of environments, from workstations to conference rooms to home offices, Cooper’s comfort and flexibility through configuration will accommodate the user’s intentions. The high-grade aniline leather upholstered foam cushions are supported by an ergonomic solid wood shell which makes the chair ideal for both short meetings and long days at the computer. In addition to its sturdy, hand-crafted shell, Cooper is available in both high back and low back, with or without arms and a five star base with castors or stationary feet. Of special note, each shell is handmade by a skilled craftsman at the Thos. Moser workshop in Maine assembling and signing each chair as a seal of quality.
Simple in form but ambitious in construction and detailing, Cooper embodies the modern craft aesthetic for which Thos. Moser is known. Cooper is made with solid American hardwoods that are all sustainably harvested from North American forests utilizing the industry’s strictest practices.

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Spring/Summer 2015 Commemorative Catalog


Tom Moser turns 80, launches an homage to his Shaker inspired beginnings, and our new commemorative catalog, shot primarily in our new Washington DC showroom, shares just how far we’ve come.

>> To request a catalog, click here.


Product Spotlight

Fahmida Chair

The Fahmida Chair celebrates contemporary design, the natural beauty of wood, and traditional joinery techniques that are a hallmark of all Thos. Moser furniture. It is the product of the first Emerging Designer Program by Thos. Moser, in collaboration with Dwell magazine and City Modern New York. 

Fahmida Lam, a residential furniture and accessories designer from Brooklyn who graduated from Pratt Institute, was selected to take part in a week-long experiential apprenticeship with Thos. Moser Director of Design, Adam Rogers. The result was the prototype for the chair you see here, which was launched to the public at Dwell on Design 2014. Shortly thereafter, the Fahmida Chair was named a Best of Year Honoree for 2014 by Interior Design.

>>To read about the Fahmida Chair on the Architectural Digest blog, click here. 

>> To see more images of the Fahmida Chair, click here.


Product Spotlight

Pacific Chair

For the Moser Contract team, the story of the Pacific Chair is a familiar one. The project came to life during our conversations with a prospective installation client. Faced with the need to update furniture in several library branches – with design aesthetics ranging from traditional to contemporary – the client envisioned a chair that would complement and augment the aesthetics of nearly any environment.
The gauntlet was thrown, and we went to work. Based on client input, we looked to traditional Japanese forms for design inspiration – pairing those influences with modern western lines to arrive at a simple, functional form that firmly embraced the Thos. Moser aesthetic. The Moser Contract team took the project from discussions to sketches before embarking on a series of prototype refinements.  And at the end of two intensive weeks, the Pacific Chair was born: an elegantly simple, exceptionally durable piece well suited to continuous use, and versatile enough to enhance the design of any environment, without clamoring for the spotlight.
With the prospective client’s blessing, we’re now making the Pacific Chair available as a standard Moser Contract offering. Crafted in a wide variety of fine hardwoods, this new offering is available with either an upholstered or an unupholstered seat. Depending on the selected material, the Pacific Chair is available in several finishes, each designed to withstand the rigors of regular use.
While the Pacific Chair is the embodiment of a Thos. Moser piece in form, function and beauty – it tells an even more compelling story about our capabilities. As a small manufacturer, Thos. Moser has the unique ability to move quickly, addressing every step of the development process with efficiency and determination. But once our design and development team complete their work, we also have the capacity to meet production demands – moving seamlessly from inspiration to installation without losing sight of client demands and our own high standards.


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Element Collection - Awarded the Best of Neocon 2013 Silver Award

Element Collection designed by Adam Rogers

Moser Contract introduced the Element Collection at Neocon 2013. The Element Desk and Credenza earned a silver award for Case Goods at the Contract Magazine Best of Neocon Awards, and can be seen at NeoCon East, Baltimore Convention Center, October 16th & 17th.

Designed by Adam Rogers, Element honors classic Thos. Moser principals of good design.  The Moser devotion to modern design and quality craftsmanship including clean simple lines, discreet integration of functional components, utilization of traditional joinery techniques, and bringing out the essence of the wood, were core to Rogers’ approach. 

“Relying on the basic elements of design such as point, line, and plane provide a foundation for the approach to these designs,” said Rogers. “My objective is to amplify subtlety, while celebrating the beauty of natural materials. Each piece must respect the honesty of the making process.”

The Element Collection is currently comprised of a desk/table, credenza/filing cabinet, coffee table, hall table, and bench.  The award-winning credenza incorporates a fascia of solid surface material made of 100% post-consumer recycled paper.  The Element Credenza may be specified as a free-standing credenza, filing cabinet, or return - attached to the table/desk. 

The Element Desk/Table offers an elegant solution to wire management and power needs.  The hidden front drawer easily slides forward to reveal cleverly concealed power and data ports integrated into the keyboard tray.  A collapsible drawer front creates an ergonomic keyboard tray and a caddy, designed to comfortably hold mobile devices, is nested on the right side of the drawer.  A hollowed track run, creating a virtually invisible wire chase on the back right desk leg, hides power cords from view.  This multifunctional, elegantly styled piece is at home in virtually any workspace.

About the Designer

Prior to moving to Maine, Rogers worked in architecture on projects ranging from residential to university buildings. This experience combined with an MFA in furniture design and woodworking from Rochester Institute of Technology has given Rogers the tools to continue the Thos. Moser legacy.


>> To see the Element Credenza, click here.

>> To see the Element Desk with Drawer, click here.

>> To see the Element Hall Table, click here.

>> To see the Element Coffee Table, click here.

>> To See the Element Bench, click here.

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