The centuries-old art of barrel-making—called coopering, which employs the technique of manipulating staves or individual pieces of steam-bent wood—is the inspiration for Thos. Moser’s Cooper Chair. Designed by Brian Kane, the name Cooper is also reminiscent of Brian’s longstanding connection to Napa, his second home, and its many vineyards. Here’s how it all breaks down:
of a kind; this is Thos. Moser’s first foray into this type of chair, part of its contract division for commercial use as well as home-office installation. It’s true to Thos. Moser’s dedication to all things functional with formal simplicity, characteristic elimination of ornamentation, and emphasis on craftsmanship.
solid American hardwoods (walnut and cherry) are the primary materials used to craft the Cooper Chair. It can be made from other woods, including ash and maple, upon request.
star base, with four legs either wheeled or with glides, support the chair. This multi-functional swivel design fits both the desk and boardroom.
axis CNC machine achieves the geometry of the individual parts of the Cooper Chair, ultimately joined to form the shell of the chair. The result is both high- and low-tech, traditional and modern, and very Moser.
Thos. Moser showrooms across the U.S. sell the chair: Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Freeport, Maine.
37 x28 x29
dimensions (in inches of height, width, and depth respectively) of the low-back offering.
47 x28 x29
dimensions of the high-back option.
years of handcrafting furniture experience
square feet of Thos. Moser standard leather is needed to cover the seat of the Cooper Chair.
design awards have been won by industrial designer Brian Kane of Kane Design Studio SF. He has exhibited at the Whitney and Brooklyn Museums in NYC, and SF MOMA.