In Japanese café, laser-cutting while you wait
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We have already seen cafés in Japan making innovative use of customers' waiting time by providing a second service – most recently with Tokyo canteen Tanita Shokudo, which provides nutritional advice and dietary equipment. Based on a similar principle, FabCafe in Shibuya is now offering the use of a laser-cutting machine along with its range of hot drinks. The coffee shop, designed by Naruse-Inokuma Architects, is equipped with power outlets and wifi for laptops, as well as a Universal VLS6.60 laser-cutter. Customers can arrive with a pre-made vector file — or a laptop to make one — which they can…
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