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Grand Opening Celebration: November 12

Thos. Moser Philadelphia Showroom
1605 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

We will be opening our newest showroom in Center City Philadelphia in early November and will be hosting Grand Opening events starting with an invite-only party on November 10 and open house November 12. Scroll down for more details...

We are currently under construction and plan to open our doors very soon. In the meantime, our Customer Care Center stands ready to assist all of our Philadelphia area customers and friends, simply call 207.784.8499 or email


Join us as we celebrate our new location in the heart of Center City in Philadelphia. Please come by and receive a copy of our latest catalog or pick up a copy of Tomís fifth book, Legacy in Wood. Tom will be in the showroom to sign catalogs and books in person between 10am-2pm. Master craftsman Warren Shaw will be demonstrating how our iconic Thos. Moser Continuous Arm Chair is made. You'll also have a chance to enter our free raffle to win one of several great door prizes.

Saturday, November 12th, 2016
10am to 6pm

Thos. Moser Philadelphia Showroom
1605 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

To RSVP or request an invitation to our invite-only party on November 10th, please CLICK HERE.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new Philadelphia Showroom!


Thank you to everyone who attended the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia 15th Annual Pink Tie Ball, which was held on October 15th at Vie on Broad Street. We were so pleased to attend and lend our support by donating the Harpswell Chair that we made for Pope Francis to use during his historic visit to Philadelphia last year, as well as a chance to participate in our Customer In Residence program, as live auction items. These two auction items alone raised more than $10,000 with all the proceeds going to support Susan G. Komen Philadelphia in their mission to save more lives and empower more personal victories over breast cancer.

The word is out, Center City Philadelphia here we come! The story below recently appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer and was posted to

Maine-based chair maker for Pope Francis returns to Center City
by Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer

High-end furniture maker Thos. Moser, which made the wooden chairs that Pope Francis used at Independence Hall and Philadelphia International Airport during his visit last year, is returning to Center City.

Moser will move into a 2,900-square-foot store at 1605 Walnut St., beside a busy Apple store.

Its lease there extends the corridor's hot streak. Other recent arrivals include eyewear company Warby Parker and New York-based fashion brand Rag & Bone.

Moser plans a soft launch in the first half of August and a grand opening in late September [since publication of this article, permitting and construction delays pushed us back to early November]. Warby Parker and Rag & Bone also plan to open this year.

The Maine-based firm specializes in handmade wood furniture, crafted from native American hardwoods. It was formed in 1972 by college professor turned wood craftsman Thomas Moser.

It had a store on Washington Square from 1984 until 1994, and one just off Rittenhouse Square from 1994 until 1997. Since 2011, it has had a location at 625 W. Lancaster Ave. in Wayne, which will close in early August.

"The property [in Wayne] is being repurposed and signed a new tenant in the fall, so we took the opportunity to move to Center City," marketing director Scott Wentzell said Friday. "We're opening a new showroom as a build-to-order company. It takes us about three months to build a piece of furniture."

Moser's main office and workshop is in Auburn, Maine. It employs about 130 people at its seven locations.

Wentzell said returning to the city seemed like a natural. "It's a trend we are seeing in a lot of markets - New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco - where we have stores," he said. "There is a lot of high-end residential construction going on in all these different urban areas, which is well-suited to our business."

Jacob Cooper, managing director of MSC Retail, a retail advisory services firm in Center City that has negotiated several recent deals for Chestnut and Walnut Streets, said Moser's return was another sign of how far Center City has come.

"The retail mix of a city can never truly reflect the authenticity or character of its population, but certainly the infusion of young, exciting brands like Warby Parker, Soul Cycle, Rag & Bone, and Bonobos is a testament to the growth and maturity of the Philadelphia retail scene," he said.

Others moving in include national chains like Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom Rack, and Target Express. "Restaurants of all shapes and sizes continue to proliferate in the city, and now more than ever, we are seeing interest from New York, D.C., and other national restaurant groups."

Wentzell said a combination of where the store is, who its neighbors are, the size of the space, and the cost per square foot "all lined up to be where we needed it to be to move in there."

A large Thos. Moser sign that reads "Opening Summer 2016" is displayed on a window [since publication of this article, permitting and construction delays pushed us back to early November].

Last fall, Francis used the Lincoln lectern, made of walnut, at Independence Hall with a new steel brace by Moser. That both gave Francis something to lean on and kept the antique lectern from collapsing during his visit.
1605 Walnut Street
(less than 2 blocks from Rittenhouse Square)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone 1: 610-995-9500
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