Fab café by Naruse-Inokuma Architects, Tokyo

February 18th, 2014 by retail design blog

A new café in Shibuya is generating a bit of chatter amongst coffee lovers and designers alike. Their name has a double meaning: the more obvious contraction of the word fabulous, and the less-obvious contraction of the word, fabrication. That’s right. Fab café, which just opened on March 7th, comes with a laser cutter which, for a fee, anyone can use. However, it’s recommended you have your coffee before operating the machine.

All you need to bring is an adobe illustrator vector file, which you plug in to the cutter it does the work – in paper, felt, acrylic, wood and other materials too. Pricing to use the machine is a bit steep, but not outrageous: 2000 yen to share the machine with up to 3 people for 30 minutes. It will cost you 5000 yen if you want the machine to yourself. FabCafe is operated by Loftwork, a digital media production company that seeks to collaborate with a network of designers. For this project they hired Naruse-Inokuma Architects to design the café.

Photos courtesy Masaki Ishitani









http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2012/03/09/fab-cafe-now-open-in-shibuya/

iPad Gramophone by Restoration Hardware
In the late 1800s, Thomas Edison introduced the phonograph, and just like th...
Knob café by 3Legged and MADA, Bangkok - Thailand
Located in a homey and casual mall in the heart of Bangkok’s CBD, Knob caf...
Ppaper office & store by Ahead Concept, Taipei - Taiwan
Reading the Fashion of Civilization - PPAPER office & store by Ahead Con...
Beauty Boutique Store by Tuxedo, Montreal - Canada
Montreal's first Beauty Boutique

Leave a Reply