2012/12/02 UPDATE


Event 2012/12/02

Fab Christmas Ornament Exchange

Why don’t you take part in a new form of exchange of present in which physical objects do not move?

Christmas tree has just come to the FabCafe in Shibuya, Tokyo. When the tree comes, it’s time to decorate it with ornaments! In FabCafe, we make ornaments in a slightly different way, together with the Republikken, the workspace made for creative people in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Republikken in Copenhagen                                          FabCafe in Tokyo

How do we decorate the tree?

We decorate the tree by exchanging designs created by the creators in Copenhagen and Tokyo. It sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

Are you assuming that we send the ornaments by mail or using reindeer?!  The answer is No!  We’ll give post mans and Santa Claus holiday, and the exchange between Copenhagen and Tokyo is being done with “data” only. There is no mail and no reindeer at all.
Here’s how it goes:

1. Creative people located at Republikken and FabCafe create Christmas ornament data to send to one another.

2. Ornament data is sent by email from Republikken to FabCafe on one day, sent from FabCafe to Republikken on the next day, and so forth, on alternating days.

3. Using the received data, FabCafe and Republikken use their own laser cutters to create ornaments from paper, acrylic, or other materials.

4. Ornaments designed by creative people at FabCafe are hung onto the Christmas tree at Republikken, and ornaments designed by creative people at Republikken are hung on the tree at FabCafe.

Come and join us! Let’s hang your ornament on the tree in Copenhagen!

Dates and times:

Weekdays from Monday, December 3 to Thursday, December 20


At FabCafe, the laser cutter will be opened for this project between the hours of 17:00 and 18:00 during the project dates noted above.
People who want to send Christmas ornaments to Copenhagen should make ornament data and then bring it to FabCafe! (The material fee is only 500 yen, and the Fab ticket is free)

The ornament exchange will include daily updates on Facebook . Collected created pieces will be added to our page on here on Loftwork.com every day, too!

Data creation rules

Please select from among three choices:
3mm composite board, paper, or 3mm acrylic

up to A4 size

An ornament should be able to be hang on a Christmas tree