About Thomas Menke

Thomas Menke - Furniture Designer

Thomas Menke approaches his work from a perspective of innovation and creative problem solving. The work is influenced by a modern aesthetic while remaining aware of more organic aspects such as texture and detail — even the vernacular.

"I strive to convey a sense of optimism and inspiration."

Thomas uses a wide variety of materials, but as is evident in his offerings, is particularly drawn to North American hardwoods.

Menke's experiences range from an apprentice at his uncle Mike's cabinet shop, to Communications director at Tuohy Furniture Corporation, to furniture factory floors.

"I've definitely seen a wide variety of approaches and environments."

Thomas has lived and worked in Northeast Minneapolis for 12 years.