The Handmade American Furniture company celebrated its milestone year by releasing two new pieces, including a chair designed by Tom Moser and his son David
By Sherry Moeller
To celebrate 50 years designing and building Handmade American Furniture, Maine-based Thos. Moser released the 1972 chair, named for the year the company was founded. Combining Tom Moser’s linear approach to design with his son David’s sculptural influences, the 1972 chair, which is the company’s first entirely wooden lounge chair, was released in October and incorporates elements found in classic Moser pieces. These include contrasting ash spindles and legs, a carved seat, and ship’s-knees supports, which provide a clean look without comprising structural integrity.
The 1972 Chair is being sold in a limited edition run with a commemorative medallion in honor of the 50th anniversary. In addition to the maker’s signature, the first 50 chairs will have an engraved brass medallion inlayed on the bottom of the seat, numbered in the order sold. Once the collector’s edition sells out, Thos. Moser will continue to produce the chair without the numbering and medallion.
Also new this year is the Anson Lamp, which draws inspiration from Danish modern design and antique oil lamps. Four solid wood legs are joined together with mortise and tenon, while the turned center bowl houses the socket and bulb. The shade is made from renewable polylactic material that softly diffuses light.
Thos. Moser has a loyal following of collectors, both residential and commercial, as well as new customers, including millennials looking for sustainable solutions. The company attributes its staying power to the dedicated team of artisans who have made it their life’s work to create handmade furniture for generations to come.
The 1972 chair, Anson Lamp, and all Thos. Moser pieces are sold online at www.thosmoser.com, plus at Thos. Moser showrooms in Freeport, Maine, Boston, Massachusetts, Washington, DC, and San Francisco, California.
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