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Category: Workshops


Anke Fischer

„Yes, we made it differently“ @ „Hallen-luja“ in Lucerne

After 4 really busy weeks of brainstorming, creation and searching for new ways to make our vision of People’s Factory a reality, we finally and proudly presented 13 designs at the „Hallen-luja“ Christmas market in Lucerne.

It was a fantastic, exciting experience for us to turn our ideas into real objects, so we were curious to see how the visitors of the „Hallen-luja“ Market would react to our concept of digitally driven self-production. Many strolled through the exhibition and of course also past our stand, stopped and took the individual products into their hands, felt and inspected them closely. Attracted the high quality and the pleasing designs, they asked about materials and possible uses – just like when you want to buy a product.

Everybody was surprised when they realised that these product were not for direct sale but instead serve as samples to encourage self-production. Questions didn’t stop and kicked off many exciting conversations around our “Choose your favourite design – we provide the experience!“ concept.

The possibilities of digital manufacturing with modern, digital tools like CNC milling machines, laser cutters, or 3-D printers combined with high quality, sustainable materials and with individual creativity opens up a new horizon of conscious consumption and of enjoying of personal design and creation.

But do people really dare to try that? That’s what we are here for. The interactive workshops at the People’s Factory help lowering the bar to start creating your own design piece together with other people, in a great atmosphere that invites to share, eat, drink and chill out together.

In more than 100 conversations with different people, we have received a lot of feedback and inputs and the first bookings. We are excited to welcome the first participants to our workshops and and curious about their feedback. At the same time, we will continue to do it differently by seeking for new designs, designers, tools and materials.

Hope you are curious, too?

Anke Fischer

Personal Manufacturing Workshop: „Making it Differently“

Choose your favorite design – we provide the experience!

Are you interested in gaining personal manufacturing competency to push your skills to the next level? Are you ready to learn about very exciting and powerful tools that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?

The Workshop

The guided personal manufacturing workshop will provide you with fascinating insights and experience in using technical and human skills in order to manufacture your favorite design piece.

The Philosophy

  • Good design & manufacturing are not only for designers and specialists
  • Good design & manufacturing is pure delight
  • Good design & manufacturing leads to real passion and pride

Who is it For?

This workshop is for anyone who loves to discover the outstanding and wants to acquire new digital and personal life skills.
No equipment or previous experience required.


Please find available workshop slots in the calendar and contact us to redeem your voucher.
Workshop sessions will be confirmed 7 days in advance.

Meet & Eat

Fresh and delicious refreshments & drinks are included.


Fab Lab Lucerne, @Hochschule Luzern, Technikumstrasse 21 in 6048 Horw, Switzerland
–> For more information and for open slots in upcoming workshops, please check our calendar on the FabLab Lucerne page.


Cancellations 8 days before will be offered 50% refund. Cancellations less than 7 days before the event will not be offered a refund. Tickets can be transferred to a friend or colleague.

For updates please check the People’s Factory website