Do you have a practical problem that needs fixing?
Product designer, Maya Alvarado has moved to Hungerford for one year to work at the renowned furniture company Benchmark. Maya is a Fixpert – a social designer who makes products bespoke for each individual. Five months into her residency, Maya has helped a number of local people already. She has designed and made a fold down food tray for Mrs Ellis in Kintbury and a set of cooking utensils for student Heidi who has cerebral palsy.
If you know of a Fix Partner – someone who has a problem that needs fixing – do get in touch with Maya on [email protected]
Fixperts is about fixing something for someone.
It is a creative social platform and education project that invites people who are good at making and repair to fix for others. Co-founded in 2012 by Daniel Charny and James Carrigan.
Read Maya’s weekly blog about life at Benchmark and her Fixpert achievements:
Furniture makers, Benchmark are one of Great Britain’s most technologically advanced workshops with an unrivalled depth of knowledge of wood. With high profile commercial projects both in the UK and internationally. Sean Sutcliffe co-founded Benchmark with Terence Conran in 1984.