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Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait

Posted By Ana Lisa On January 25, 2013 @ 4:30 pm In Architecture,Art,Design,DIY,Innovation | No Comments

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There is a wonderful little place in Tokyo’s [1] bustling Shibuya where you can have a cup of coffee and laser-cut your own design. Called Fab Café [2] — which stands for both fabulous and fabrication — the fine dining and designing destination was created by Naruse-Inokuma Architects [3] in a minimal yet cozy Japanese style. Digital media production company Loftwork [4] 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.

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Fab Café’s laser-cutting [5] machine will go through paper [6], 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.

+ Fab Café [2]

Via Spoon & Tamago [7]

Photo © Masaki Ishitani

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URLs in this post:

[1] Tokyo’s: http://inhabitat.com/artist-yumiko-matsui-recreates-the-city-of-tokyo-entirely-from-paper/

[2] Fab Café: http://www.fabcafe.com/

[3] Naruse-Inokuma Architects: http://www.narukuma.com/

[4] Loftwork: http://www.loftwork.jp/

[5] laser-cutting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_cutting

[6] paper: http://inhabitat.com/mathias-bengtsson%E2%80%99s-zebra-like-biodegradable-paper-chair-brings-danish-design-to-the-cutting-edge/

[7] Spoon & Tamago: http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2012/03/09/fab-cafe-now-open-in-shibuya/

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