For more than 40 years Tom Newhouse has been designing furniture, lighting, major appliances and other products as the owner/principal of an industrial design firm in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to 1978 he was a member of the corporate design staff of Herman Miller Inc. He holds a degree in industrial design from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. His design studio practice since the late 70’s has focused on environmentally sustainable design solutions. Tom & his wife Jill live in a low energy consumption, passive solar, earth sheltered, green roof residence/design studio just west of Grand Rapids, which Tom designed and built in 1978. He is now retired from his industrial design practice, and has transitioned his studio to fine art, specifically sculpture. He also draws in pencil, en plein air, as he and Jill travel.
BSD Bachelor of Science in Design, University of Michigan 1972
June 2109 Opening at Armstrong DeGraaf Gallery of International Fine Art, Saugatuck, Michigan
Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts Regional Arts Exhibition 2019