Coming up with this new concept, the FabCafe focuses on the design community in the city. Neatly designed by Naruse-Inokuma Architects, the bar is different from the fab labs that we know from other cities. The FabCafe is a bar in the first place, that offers the laser cutter and other fabrication tools as additional facilities. FabCafe is run by Loftwork, a digital media production company. The project’s goal is to provide a space where people can enjoy making things.
Customers need to bring an Adobe Illustrator vector file that will be plugged into the laser cutter, as Spoon & Tamago explains in their article on the FabCafe. This way three-dimensional sculptures can be cut using all kinds of materials, like paper, felt, acrylic and wood. It will cost you €17 to share the machine with up to three people for 30 minutes. Using the machine alone will cost you €44. This sounds pretty expensive, but when you need it it can help a lot.