2017-01-11 / Business

Thos. Moser recognized with Good Design awards

The Times Record


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Thos. Moser, handmade American furniture, recently announced its Hartford Collection including a sofa, side table, coffee table and media case, Hartford lounge chair and Hancock chair, all designed by Director of Design Adam Rogers, and its Portland chair, designed for Thos. Moser by Ben Klebba of Phloem Studio in Stevenson, Washington, have won 2016 Good Design awards.

Founded in 1950, Good Design, the world’s oldest awards program, is organized annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

The 66th Good Design award recipients include more than 900 designs in a variety of categories, such as new electronics, energy systems, robotics and bionics, building materials, furniture, textiles, environments, household, office and children’s products, lighting, graphics and branding, representing more than 46 countries. Criteria for judging includes innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility and energy efficiency.

“To receive multiple Good Design awards, and to be recognized by such a program of global design excellence, is a significant and historic acknowledgement for Thos. Moser,” said Aaron Moser, president and CEO. “Being honored with four design awards is a testament to Adam, our director of design, and the team’s collective talent, dedication and remarkable craftsmanship.”

The Hartford Collection is a living collection designed to fit into a wide variety of environments providing a simple and modern look. Named Hartford for a small town in Maine, the collection uses advanced technology and machining capabilities to elevate what’s possible in craft as well as define visible joinery in a new way.

Named after the Hancock Shaker Village, the Hancock chair offers a contemporary take on a historic furniture form.

The Portland chair represents Thos. Moser’s commitment to find and partner with like-minded makers to further explore what is possible within the parameters of the brand and modern craft.

Moser story

IN 1972, Tom Moser committed his life to craft. His mission was to establish a community that would allow craftsmen to make a living doing the work they loved. Today that community comprises 70 fine craftsmen and women who are designers and makers of functionally driven, handmade furniture of the highest quality in both materials and woodworking expertise. Thos. Moser operates six retail showrooms located in Freeport, Maine, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Learn more at thosmoser.com.

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