Auburn Chair

$1,775.00 - $2,125.00

The Auburn Chair is named after Auburn, Maine, the longtime location of the Thos. Moser workshop. Its inspiration was a simple cafeteria chair that caught Tom and Mary Moser’s attention on a ferry trip from Maine to Nova Scotia. Apart from its simple, striking profile, the Auburn Chair’s most prominent feature is its curved hardwood back – an anticlastic curve – carved from a single piece of hand-finished wood and supports the lumbar in two directions at once.

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Product Information

SKU A-C [n/a]

32″H x 19″W x 23″L


Cherry, Walnut


Tom Moser

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“Whether from my sense of responsibility, my curiosity or perhaps closer to the truth, from my creative stubbornness, I find myself still drawn to the workbench,” Tom Moser said of his drive to create what became the Auburn Chair. Over the course of an enduring exploration, Tom worked to perfect the potato-chip-shaped anticlastic back, with each prototype moving toward the chair’s ultimate design.

Handmade from a single piece of wood, the Auburn Chair’s back flows gracefully into the sweep of its curved rear legs, connected by the sculpted seat to a pair of freestanding front legs. Unified by almost invisible mortise-and-tenon joinery, the Auburn Chair demonstrates the gratifying result of Tom Moser’s endless commitment to – and pursuit of – perfection.

In its elegant marriage of simplicity and comfort, the Auburn Chair is suited for use with any dining table. Its easy grace and small footprint bring out the finest points in every setting.


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