There is a wonderful little place in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya where you can have a cup of coffee and laser-cut your own design. Called Fab Café — which stands for both fabulous and fabrication — the fine dining and designing destination was created by Naruse-Inokuma Architects in a minimal yet cozy Japanese style. Digital media production company Loftwork also operates inside so if there’s a problem with the machinery, or if you’re craving a muffin with your latte, they will surely be able to help.
Fab Café’s laser-cutting machine will go through paper, felt, acrylic, wood and just about any material, so it’s possible to spend a day there making everything from furniture to clothes to simple greeting cards — all you need to bring with you is your design’s Adobe Illustrator vector file.
Using the machinery is about $20 to share (with up to 3 people) for 30 minutes, or $50 to have it all to yourself for that half hour.
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Photo © Masaki Ishitani