$1,250.00 – $1,440.00
Made to Order
Please select from the options below to create a piece made just for you, standard lead times of 10-12 weeks apply.
30″H x 19″W x 21″L
The Portland Chair is the result of a collaboration with designer Ben Klebba. Ben founded and operates Phloem Studio in Portland, Oregon. The chair is named after both the Portland that Ben calls home and the Portland that is the metropolitan center of Maine. Designed to achieve strength and beauty through simplicity, the Portland Chair’s distinctive interplay of straight lines and subtle, often asymmetrical curves has won the praise of both customers and the design community.
The Portland chair represents Thos. Moser’s commitment to find and partner with like-minded designers/makers to further explore through a contemporary lens what is possible within the parameters of the brand, and of modern craft itself.
The result embodies all things Moser; a dedication to functionally driven objects, formal simplicity, the characteristic elimination of ornament, use and celebration of traditional materials and woodworking techniques – all with an emphasis on craftsmanship. These characteristics are not only compatible but are exemplary of what the Moser brand has come to stand for. Despite its design pedigree, this chair is yet another iteration of Moser quality.
The Portland Chair consists of four turned and tapered legs. The legs are turned a second time after becoming tapered, this time ‘off-center’ which accounts for the subtle taper at the bottom of the front legs and at both the bottom and top of the rear legs. The rails are cross-lapped beneath the subtly carved seat and their tenons go through the front and rear legs where they are wedged for both strength and visible interest. The top of each leg also comes through the steam-bent crest rail, and is finished with a visible wedged tenon.
The Portland Chair is a dining chair, and can be made in most American hardwoods. Its relatively small footprint may make it attractive for smaller spaces without compromising comfort, aesthetics or quality.