People’s Factory Blog

People’s Factory Meets thoose!

In the last couple of weeks we worked closely together with  thoose  to create some of their Interior Design and merchandise items for the launch event at sinnlicht in Lucerne. We designed and produced CNC milled food trays, we engraved signs, hangers for their sustainable lingerie with our Lasercutter, we transformed vintage suitcases into tables with the help…

Annabelle – February, 2019

In the “ Now Open ” section, Annabelle listed the People’s Factory as one of their shopping tipps for February 2019 – click through the list to see us as number 7. A copy of the article in PDF format can be found here.

Recyclable Plastic – Do it Yourself!

This time it is not about ironing plastic bags to create a fascinating new material, this time you’ll learn to see lids of PET bottles as a wonderful raw material. These colourful lids can be shredded to a granulate with the help of a machine called “ Plastic Wolf “, available in the Fablab…

Plasticious! – Again!

Last Saturday we ran our second Plastic Twist Workshop – Following our motto “On the bags, ready, iron away!”, 9 participants covered the floor in the People’s Factory with colourful plastic bags of all sizes. There was no shortage of raw materials and the variety of shopping bags really spurred on creativity. After a short…

1st Plastic Twist Workshop

Plasticious! We started with an introduction to plastics. Did you know that there are over 44000 different types of plastic? Equipped with a lot of new information and a pile of plastic bags the participants brought along, we moved on to ironing multiple layers of plastic bags into thin, durable sheets of plastic. As it…

People’s Factory Goes India

A few months ago we received an invitation to tender from Swissnex India : Swiss start-ups working in the field of digital production or production machines and interested in exploring business opportunities in India were invited  to participate in the Maker Week 2018 in November 2018 in Hyderabad, India. The People’s Factory, along with…

Unternehmerzeitung – August 30, 2018

Under the heading “Luzerner Bürgerfabrik will in die Welt expandieren” (“Lucerne Based People’s Factory plans to expand into the whole world”), the Unternehmerzeitung newspaper published an article about the opening of the first People’s Factory in Lucerne on September 8, 2018 – and our plans to expand into the world. A PDF version of…

A great street festival in Lucerne’s Neustadt district

Summer, sun, happy people – the best conditions for an exuberant street party. And we were right in the middle of it. Over 150 colourful spinning tops were assembled, painted and tried out at our stand during the afternoon. At the same time, a laser cutter and a 3D printer tirelessly produced the supply of…

PLUGin Session at SAP Walldorf

Buying was yesterday! 

Ready for the next big change in production? The People’s Factory was invited by SAP to present the People’s Factory concept to interested employees at its headquarter in Walldorf. At SAP, they call it “Plugin Session” and offers its employees the opportunity to learn about exciting topics that usually lie outside…

How Does a Laser Cutter Work?

In industry, laser cutters have been used in various areas for some time. There are different laser cutting technologies, but the basic mode of operation is pretty much the same for all of them. The laser cutter either cuts different materials or engraves a pattern on the surface. The material is vaporised or burned. This is…

Meetup „People’s Factory“

We invite you, the future independent producers, to actively contribute to the idea of a People’s Factory and to find answers to current questions together: What materials and products should People’s Factory offer? How long can a production process take? How should we regulate access and use? How should a People’s Factory be organized? Which participation…

Meet Us June 23 at the Street Festival in Lucerne!

For the second time the Neustadt district organizes a street party, which is described on its Facebook page: “Lucerne’s Neustadt is a place full of life. It offers a rich, cultural offer and pickling to chat and linger. Once a year we want to celebrate this diversity and create a place of encounter.“ And when…

We Are Moving To The Neighbourhood!

After a long search, some ups and downs from a local and also emotional perspective we found the perfect place for the very first People’s Factory. On 08.09.2018 we will finally move into a store workshop in the heart of Lucerne’s „Hirschmatt-Neustadt“ neighbourhood. This quarter is lively, curious, cheerful, enterprising and colourful, it pulsates, it…