Argentinian designer, Adrian Pereyra, moved to Madison about two years ago without any tools, “not even a screwdriver”. As a freelance designer, who has designed everything from a small-scale wind turbine to displays for Heineken, this could have been a huge problem. “Sector67’s space and collection of tools not only allowed me to continue building my designs, but also to network with a community of makers that I could learn from”, says Adrian.
Adrian is an avid biker and an advocate for more greenly produced and longer lasting products. “I like to save as much as I can before it heads to a landfill”, continues Adrian. Many of the materials for his work are salvaged from construction scraps and old furniture that is left outside. Adrian also aims to use as little plastic, glue, and other chemicals as possible. Almost all of his projects are constructed at Sector67.
In those two years, his work has already become visible around Madison at Change (above) and Iona, clothing stores where Adrian designed the interior and built the displays. He also aided in the design of A Place To Be, a meeting space to encourage dialogue about relevant social issues. In addition, Adrian is working on a few smaller products, including TiTO (below). Sector67 provides space that allows Adrian and other makers and designers to work on projects visible throughout Madison, contributing to what makes our dear city so great.
Check out Adrian’s website to learn more about or purchase TiTO:
This is the second of a series of posts about businesses working out of Sector67. Check out the previous post on Wiscowood here.