What do you fab?
FAB refers to the fabrication revolution that is taking the world by storm. The term FAB incorporates the meanings of both FABulous and FABrication, which is free from the constraints of mass production and market theory. FabCafe shares the FAB spirit in a fun and user-friendly manner, while providing an open platform to support individuals in their creative efforts to make new things.
FabCafe is a space where people can come together, and connect with each other. By providing a variety of digital fabrication tools, including laser cutters and 3D printers, visitors are able to bring their digital data to life. FabCafe is where people can enjoy the thrill of making new things together and discovering their answer to the telltale FabCafe question that we always ask, “What do you Fab?”
The FabCafe global network continues to expand. In May 2013, FabCafe opened in Taiwan’s capital Taipei, in Spain’s Barcelona and Sitges in 2014, and in Bangkok Thailand in January 2015. And, in August 2015, Japan’ s second FabCafe will open its doors in Hida.
As of 2015, there are five FabCafes around the world with a total customer base of over 170,000. This figure continues to grow daily. Not only does FabCafe serve as a maker space, but it also functions as a co-working venue and an environment to just kick back and enjoy a cup of coffee.
With digital fabrication tools, anyone can bring their ideas to life and anything from parts and accessories to architectural models can take shape.
FabCafe also serves as a space to bounce ideas around and be inspired by others through a myriad of events including creative workshops, Meetup gatherings that attract a wide array of players in the Fab scene, make-a-thons where products are developed in a short time span, and coffee workshops.
FabYou can make (almost) anything
You can make your idea into the reality with digital fabrication tools such as 3D printers and laser cutters. The unexpected unfolds when new technology and creativity meet.
CafeFabulous food and drinks
FabCafe offers fabulous food and drinks to enjoy while making. The latte is especially good!
CommunityInspire your creativity
FabCafe is not only a “digital fabrication cafe”, but also “local design community” and “global business network”. We believe that our community will bring innovation to the future of making!
We offer a variety of workshops from digital fabrication 101 to traditional hand making. If you are interested in making, there will always be one for you.
Talk Event & Meetup
We organize presentations for artists, top creators, architects and all creative minds to present their work and inspire one another. Fab Meetup is a monthly event to share ideas and experiences over a relaxing drink with the diverse crowd at FabCafe. At each event, 5 or 6 creators will make a short presentation related to the topic, “make” or “fab”. Everyone is welcome to participate!
We are looking for collaborative business partners. Not only do we offer private parties, we also offer team building and educational workshops for companies through exciting experiences that utilize digital fabrication tools.
Would you like to open a FabCafe in your city?
FabCafe is a fun, delicious place for people to experience creativity. Born in Tokyo, FabCafe was the first cafe in the world to be equipped with new devices such as laser cutters and 3D printers, and is renowned for new creations born from the imagination of diverse creators and rapid prototyping. From Tokyo, FabCafe has spread to Taipei and Barcelona, and other cities will be announced soon!
We treasure and share openness, transparency, entertainment, creativity, delicious coffee and food, and local diversity.
Let’s make sure we are successful as a business. We will share the know-how behind our initial success and look forward to the network learning from your local experience.
We will share our knowledge and experience with you. Worried about opening a cafe? Concerned about choosing and running a laser cutter? We will share our accumulated know-how with you free of charge.
Let’s help each other with creative ideas and please share your own knowledge and experience with the network. FabCafe aims to become a “local creative community” that extends across the globe. Let’s share both the creative know-how and FabCafe management know-how accumulated in cities throughout the world with the community as a whole.
We provide an online platform through which you can host events, provide a social creative community, sell creations and share in the profits. We will guide people to the FabCafe in your city through a multilingual site promoting lively information on global creativity.
Three conditions to
open a FabCafe
There are just three conditions you must meet to open a FabCafe:Agree to a simple licensing agreement intended to maintain quality standards for the network; develop a feasible local plan and team; and have a face to face meeting to confirm that we can share the FabCafe spirit together.
FabCafe Global Team
- Mitsuhiro Suwa
- Chiaki Hayashi
- Todd Porter
- Tim Wong
- Toshimasa Kawai