The Inaugural ‘Maine Event’ Participants Announced
October 21, 2013
Maine Event Winners
Maine Event Winners
Thos. Moser, makers of fine furniture, handcrafted in Maine, will be opening its doors to eight design professionals on November 6-8. These eight “apprentices” will immerse themselves in the Thos. Moser workshop and experience firsthand what it’s like to make a piece of furniture. With over 60 applications, and a rigorous rating system, a diverse group of design professionals were selected.
Learn more about the “woodworking apprentices” here:
Lira Luis is a global American architect specializing in organic architecture. She graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture, Cum Laude, from the University of Santo Tomas. She holds multiple licenses in Asia, North America, and a Chartered Architect designation in Continental Europe.
Carmen Christensen has a love for fashion, interior design and an artistic flair, so it is easy to understand why Carmen is drawn to and inspired by all things design. President/Founder/Principal Designer of Time2Design, Carmen’s primary focus is luxury residential interiors, specializing in the kitchen and bath industry. A graduate of Ringling College of Art + Design combined with over 20 years’ experience has given Carmen a foundation, expertise and knowledge to excel in her field.
Marilyn Russell, Allied ASID, president of Design Magnifique, Inc., epitomizes the style and the substance of today’s internationally focused and modernist approach to interior design. Highly educated—she has three college degrees that contribute to her dynamic and diverse design sensibility—Russell was born in Jamaica, grew up in Boston and studied historical interior design in London. Her own work is contemporary and trendsetting with a masculine, edgy feel to it. She specializes in mid-century modern, minimalist, and “Mad Men” 1960s ultra-modern decors that often feature a jolt of bright color in neutrally-toned rooms.
Susan Welker is a Registered Architect and Registered Interior Designer in Texas and also holds a LEED AP B+DC designation from USGBC. Susan is a summa cum laude graduate from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Architectural Technology and the salutatorian from University of Houston’s Master of Architecture degree program. Susan founded Harris Welker Architects in 2004 with the principal of providing sustainable modern design solutions that achieve client’s budget goals.
Lori Gilder is an award winning Architectural Interior Designer to Hollywood’s elite and is dedicated to providing her long list of clients with a unique set of design standards and expert guidance throughout the home renovation process. Lori has been a featured winner on HGTV’s “Designers’ Challenge”, has appeared as a guest designer on “Designing For The Sexes”, and is asked regularly to contribute to HGTV.com. Her work has also been published in various design publications such as California Homes, Spaces Magazine and Distinctive Kitchen Solutions just to name a few. Lori has designed a multitude of residential and commercial projects throughout the U.S, Canada and Mexico.
Lauren Colson is a designer with Kandrac and Kole in Atlanta, Georgia. After studying interior design, Lauren worked as a sole proprietor before joining Kandrac and Kole. Previous to working with Kandrac and Kole has been featured in Southern Lady magazine, the New York Times, HGTV online, as well as several regional magazines. They have been the recipients of the Houzz Customer Service award for the past two years as well as a monthly contributor to their website. Kandrac and Kole was selected to be a High Point Style Spotter for the spring 2013 market and has been invited to return as a featured blogger for this upcoming fall market.
Susan Serra is a certified kitchen designer, and her mission is to take kitchen design style, function and analysis to a higher level. She has been President of Susan Serra Associates, Inc. since 1991 (Kitchen/Bath Design Firm). A Certified Kitchen Designer (1993), Certified Aging in Place Specialist (2008), NKBA Member, and attends countless seminars, manufacturers’ training, workshops, continuing education on updated kitchen design topics over 20 years. Award Winning Designs by – NKBA, NARI, others. Founded Bornholm Kitchen and Scandinavian Made
Sarah Sarna is the co-founder of interior design firm Franklin Eighth, and founder of Live The Life You Dream About, a lifestyle blog with a focus on style, interiors, fashion, New York City, and life. An interior designer for over a decade, Sarah developed her design expertise with several high-end residential firms in Manhattan before starting her own self-titled firm in 2011, then co-founding Franklin Eighth in 2013. Ms. Sarna studied Interior Design in New York at Parsons The New School for Design, after receiving her B.A. in English Literature from Haverford College.
About Thos. Moser
Based in Maine, Thos. Moser is 100% American-designed, engineered and built. Formally simple yet sophisticated, Thos. Moser furniture highlights the natural beauty of wood with unembellished, graceful lines and echoes of numerous antique traditions and contemporary influences – ranging from Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Mission, German Bauhaus and Danish Modern. As experts in engineering and building with solid wood, the company draws from 40 years of experience in crafting furniture designed to last a lifetime. A dedication to exquisite design and exceptional craftsmanship is intended to transform a workspace or home into an inspiring environment. Each piece of Thos. Moser furniture uses carefully selected, sustainably harvested American hardwoods obtained within 350 miles of the Maine workshop. Thos. Moser’s work can be seen in hundreds of libraries across the country, including the Harry Ransom Archive Library at The University of Texas at Austin. For more information, visit www.thosmoser.com or www.mosercontract.com.
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