I am a responsible, easy going, and creative guy. I keep my mind active by designing and creating. I design/build furniture, installations, and art. In this case, I designed/restored/renovated a dilapidated factory over the course of the past 18 months with a small team. It was a major undertaking, but worth saving a piece of Chicago history. The majority of the build out was done with reclaimed materials from reclaimed wood for the ceiling, to original Chicago brick for the structural repairs and additions. The kitchen was built with salvaged laboratory cabinets. All metalwork was done with recycled material from another warehouse and even the light fixtures are vintage/reclaimed. You will see a lot of my smaller projects in this loft from lights and sculptures to paintings.
I am eager to share my space with other creative people for events of all varieties. To date, gatherings ranging from photo shoots and art shows to pop-up dinners to small concerts have taken place in the space and all have been very well received. I was thrilled to learn that the space is going to be featured in DWELL magazine this spring.
The warmer months also add an expansive outdoor space to the mix as the building is on 2 extra wide lots and the entire property is enclosed with a fence constructed of reclaimed beams from a barn in the Midwest.