Tom Moser, founder of the First Family of Handmade American Furniture firm Thos. Moser, www.thosmoser.com, will kick off a five-city book tour for his fifth book, Legacy in Wood, by celebrating the new Thos. Moser NYC Showroom and debuting the Auburn Chair design during an Open House Weekend on April 2 and 3.
The Thos. Moser New York Showroom relocated to a newly renovated first floor space at 1015 Madison Avenue to reflect the look and feel so warmly received at the company’s Washington, DC showroom. Tom Moser will be on hand Saturday, April 2 from 1-4 p.m. to sign complimentary copies of his latest book, Legacy in Wood, and also debut his newest design, the Auburn Chair. In addition, Thos. Moser Master Craftsman Warren Shaw will demonstrate the art of making furniture on Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and Sunday, April 3 from 1-3 p.m.
Besides receiving a complimentary book and having it signed by Tom Moser himself, visitors to the new showroom location can also enter to win an Auburn Chair, which was inspired by a recent trip that Tom and his wife Mary took from Maine to Nova Scotia. Moser, who just turned 81 and is still designing furniture, calls the Auburn Chair “my most comfortable solid wood chair yet,” due in part to the back’s anticlastic curve, like a potato chip.
Additional book tour cities include Boston at the newly renovated 19 Arlington Street showroom on Saturday, April 9. On Sunday, April 10, Tom will be in Freeport, Maine and on Saturday, April 23, Tom will be in the new Washington, DC showroom in Georgetown. The final stop will be on Saturday, May 14 at the Thos. Moser San Francisco showroom.
“Whether from my sense of responsibility, my curiosity or perhaps closer to the truth, from my creative stubbornness in my 81st year, I find myself still drawn to the workbench,” says Tom Moser.