ABOUT

Studio Murmur is a Chicago based industrial design studio founded in 2009. Working with a variety of clients and independently, we develop inspired, diligently considered products that emphasize simplicity, minimize complexity, and celebrate everyday living and working.  Our clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and include manufacturers, retailers, entrepreneurs and architects.  Our success is measured by outcomes in consumer products, furniture, lighting, public design, transportation, and hospitality.

Studio Murmur is led by designer and founder, T.J. Thomas.  With degrees in both industrial design and psychology, T.J. also trained under master German craftsmen, learning fine furnituremaking.  He worked as a designer in the studios of Eric Pfeiffer and Michael Graves and in 2009, founded Studio Murmur on Chicago's north side. He has served as adjunct assistant professor at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC) and as lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)  in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects.


EXPERTISE

Design Strategy
User Centered Design Research
Product Design
Product Development
Furniture Design
Prototyping
Project Management

 

OUR INDUSTRY PARTNERS INCLUDE:

Loll Designs
Zing Anything
MAKOKOMO
Design Within Reach
Anaheim Precision Manufacturing
iTENS
Moss Designs
Inventables
Epicurean
Brighteye Innovations
RUTE Foundation Systems
School of The Art Institute of Chicago
KSE Engineering
D&J Metalcraft

 

OUR PRODUCTS ARE SOLD THROUGH THESE FINE RETAILERS:

Crate & Barrel
Sur La Table
MAKOKOMO
Target
Container Store
2Modern (online)
Cliff's Variety
Loll Designs (online)
Bed Bath & Beyond
Zing Anything (online)
Neiman Marcus (online)
West Elm
Brookstone
Urban Outfitters
Kitchen Kapers


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