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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
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.
+ Fab Café 
Via Spoon & Tamago 
Photo © Masaki Ishitani
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URLs in this post:
 Tokyo’s: http://inhabitat.com/artist-yumiko-matsui-recreates-the-city-of-tokyo-entirely-from-paper/
 Fab Café: http://www.fabcafe.com/
 Naruse-Inokuma Architects: http://www.narukuma.com/
 Loftwork: http://www.loftwork.jp/
 laser-cutting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_cutting
 paper: http://inhabitat.com/mathias-bengtsson%E2%80%99s-zebra-like-biodegradable-paper-chair-brings-danish-design-to-the-cutting-edge/
 Spoon & Tamago: http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2012/03/09/fab-cafe-now-open-in-shibuya/
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