"Kinesis Chair and Ottoman"
Designer(s): David Moser for Thos. Moser, United States
Category: Interior Furniture, Professional
About the Artist
David Moser's latest design, the Kinesis Chair and Ottoman, was named after the Greek word for motion. The pairing is evidence that it is possible for potential and kinetic energy to inhabit the same space: the carved lounge pieces distill everything we've learned about wood, ergonomics, and sculpture into an extraordinary work of art.
The signature arms of the Kinesis Chair are milled from three matched pieces of solid wood. The edges are polished until they pour in a seemingly continuous curve that echoes throughout the entire frame and base of this remarkable piece. A compound, complex curve anchors the frame and the cupped seat, a shape repeated again in the ottoman. In a celebration of complementary materials, a star-shaped bronze base-cast at a local foundry-provides solid enduring support and grounds the momentum of the piece. Wrapped leather or suede cloth upholstery further accentuates the curvilinear design. Taken as a whole, the Kinesis Chair and Ottoman combine three basic materials that have enriched mankind's evolution from the dawn of civilization: wood, leather, and bronze. The chair and ottoman are available in cherry or walnut and the base is polished to a rich bronze patina.
Please view our YouTube video titled "The Making of the Kinesis Chair, with David Moser" for a behind-the-scenes look at what went into the creation of our first foray into working with mixed mediums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xPJR0k4xNQ