Professional Bio

Tom Vriesman is the principal of Design Studio Vriesman. For more than twenty years Tom has been creating classically modern spaces of timeless simplicity.

A former creative director of showroom design for Herman Miller, Tom has received local and national accolades for his portfolio. His work has been published in House BeautifulHouse TrendsIndianapolis Monthly and The Indianapolis Star. He has received awards from the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Decorators’ Show House and Indianapolis MonthlyHouse Beautiful recognized Tom for designing one of the Ten Best Decorator Show House Rooms of 1996.

Tom is an advocate for arts and culture in Indianapolis. He serves on the Boards of Directors for the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art and the Design Arts Society of the Indianapolis Museum of Art and is a member of the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Chancel Choir. Additionally, he has served as a visiting design critic and guest lecturer at various design schools, corporations and professional organizations.

Firm Philosophy

Life, simply considered. Living environments should be simple, calm and composed only of the essentials of daily living. Build meaningful surroundings born from artistic inspiration, family and friends and the celebration of the rituals and pleasures of contemporary living. Choose objects and materials carefully; edit them deliberately. Balance memory-laden pieces with those of contemporary culture. Combine the commonplace in harmony with the luxurious. Strive for timeless simplicity.


Mid-century modern and contemporary design.

Design Studio Vriesman

200 S. Rangeline Rd.
Suite 219
Carmel, IN 46032