About Us

Fellesverkstedet is a simple concept. People who make things need an infrastructure to get their ideas out in the world. We have production facilities and assistance under the same roof, where you can make anything you want, at a price that everyone can afford.

That's a big idea, but we mean it! The finished facility is not open yet, but our pilot project based at Urtegata 11 is up and running. If you've got an idea, if you want to make something, or if you just need some advice, get in touch and we'll see what we can do!

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The People

Fellesverkstedet is a communal effort, a working proof that by gathering together around a common goal, a group of persistent and dedicated people are capable of turning an idea into reality.

Graham Alexander Hayward

Project leader

The man with the big idea and the captain of the ship. He's got a foot in every small and every big move Fellesverkstedet makes.

Lars Cuzner

Art

The Swedish philantrope and artist who is a social animal and only makes deals come true when everyone is the benefactor, regardless if they know it or not.

Sondre Bjørnebye Solheim

Architecture

A house cat in every true sense of the word, he is shaping Fellesverkstedet with his delicate piano playing hands. An ardent architect who wishes he was 5 inches tall so that he could move into his scale models.

Linn Horntvedt

Silketrykk

Linn's worked with just about everyone, from Norways biggest artists and designers to many of Norways schools and universities. If you want to screen print, talk to her.

Ane Knutsen

Letterpress

With a Masters in book printing and a truckload of lead and steel she explores ways to print that is the new school of letterpress. She knows all the old printers and will share their secrets.

Ilker Dursun

Woodwork

If you want to get geeky about wood, this is your man. There's not much that he can't do, whether it's cabinet making, boat building or cutting trees into two, Ilker's been there and done it!

Geir Backe Altern

Logisticks

There's not much Geir's not had his hands in. This is a man who arrives at innovative solutions when you need them. He's also pretty dandy in the kitchen.

Jens Dyvik

3D

There're few out there who've got Jens' skill set. He's used the last 2 years visiting Fablabs around the world, teaching, pushing the limits of open source design and making things in ways that have changed how we share the process of making.

Erling Knudsen

Design and Illustration

Erling can draw, everyone knows that, but he's been with Fellesverkstedet from the start and knows the ins and outs of everything that goes on…sometimes his beard grows a little large and can get in the way.

 

Booking

Fellesverkstedet is still a pilot project and under development. All of our facilities can't be open all of the time but we try to be as flexible as possible. If you've a project no matter how small or large just send us an email or phone us and we'll help you out.

Booking: email: info@fellesverkstedet.no
Phone: 22 38 18 98

Prices

All prices are listed in Norwegian crowns (NOK)

Access to all facilities (max 2 people):
350,00/day

Extra user:
50,00/day

Some facilities require specialist consumables that are not included in these fees, these are listed below:

Screen Printing

Equipment (link coming soon!)

TW Ink/lt - 386,00
Transparency/Lcm - 1,65
Screen (sm) prep Felles - 190,00
Screen (lg) prep Felles - 240,00
Screen (sm) prep User - 90,00
Screen (lg) prep User - 140
Wear and tear/eks - 1,5

Letterpress

Equipment

Ink/eks - 1,00

 

Courses

Here’s a list of the courses Fellesverkstedet currently offer. As new equipment is made available we’ll make new offers available. By attending Fellesverkstedets Safety and Basic Use (SBU) courses you’ll be certified in using our equipment and become a super user allowing you to use Fellesverkstedets equipment without the assistance of one of our workshop leaders. If you're planning a large scale production or simply want to improve your skills these courses are perfect for you.

In addition Fellesverkstedet runs a series of theme based courses that are not based around our equipment. If you’ve always wanted to make something but never got round to it, if you're interested in getting your hands dirty but don’t have a specific project, maybe one of these introduction (INT) courses are interesting for you.

If you're a large group (10+) and looking to do something special we can also set up a custom course to suit your specific needs.

Current

The booking system is under development, we'll have a better solution up and running soon!

Screen printing

SBU

Screen printing is one of the most versatile print techniques available. Based on the build up of successive simple stencils it is one of the simplest and oldest printing techniques yet it allows an unrivalled quality of colour deposit that can be applied to almost any substrate.

In this 2 day course we’ll take you hands-on through the entire process from design production, coating of screens and exposure, to setting up the screen, squeegee technique, and of course, printing. The aim is to give you the confidence and skills to use Fellesverkstedets equipment to produce not simply results but products of professional quality.

Course leader: Linn Horntvedt
Price: kr 1.300
Max participants: 4
Language: Norwegian

Scheduled courses:

New course to be announced in April (via newsletter)

Letterpress

SBU

Letterpress printing has existed since the mid 15th century, this is the printing technique that finally released the written word in all its glory to the masses. Fellesverkstedet is lucky to have it’s own letterpress facility that is under constant expansion.

In this course you’ll learn the fundamental procedures of metal type setting and get to know the ins and outs of both our Triumpf Proofing Press and the Platen Press. This course paves the way for access to both Photopolymer plate production and the glories of our Heidelberg windmill press.

Course leader: Ane Thon Knutsen
Price: kr 1.100
Max participants: 4
Language: Norwegian

Scheduled courses:

New course to be announced in April (via newsletter)

Laser

SBU

Would you like to be able to cut intricate designs or engrave images at the press of a button? You can do it in minutes on wood, most plastics and paper with our laser cutter! In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you’ll learn how to use Fellesverkstedets laser cutter (GCC Laserpro Spirit 40W) to cut, etch and engrave designs in a variety of materials up to 74cm x 46cm by 6mm thick, including plastics (not PVC), woods, paper and cardboard, fabric, leather.

Course leader: Ane Thon Knutsen
Price: kr 550
Max participants: 4
Language: Norwegian

Scheduled courses:

New course to be announced in April (via newsletter)

Wood – toy making

INT

This 2-night course is a gentle introduction to traditional toy-making skills, by Irish designer Gordon Ryan.

Working with wood is integrated in human culture on a base level, there's a whole sea of knowledge and techniques to be inspired by. At Fellesverkstedet you can build anything from a toothpick to a boat, using your hands, tools and advanced machinery that is able to handle whole tree trunks.

Our first wood working course is a basic introduction to a workshop environment, hand tools (no power tools) and most importantly the capabilites and beauty of wood. Over the 2 nights you'll get to work from plans, use templates, cut with a coping saw, finish surfaces, paint and assemble. The course is fun for anyone, perfect if you have little experience in shaping wood and want to work with your hands. And you get to make a toy, a great present made with your hands and time.

Course leader: Gordon Ryan
Price: kr 800
Max participants: 8
Language: English

Scheduled courses:

New course to be announced in April (via newsletter)

 

Facilities

Fellesverkstedet is a 750 m2 open plan production hall with specific workshop environments. The space is flexible, this means we can move things around to accommodate projects of all scales and demands!

Fellesverkstedet is a pilot project and under development. This means we don't have everything we'd like to have but there's a good selection of tools and machinery available already, and new things arrive all the time. If we've not got something that you need we'll try our best to find a solution. The following equipment lists are by no means comprehensive, but defines the core components!

Equipment

Our equipment is listed according to technique and department, but that by no means restricts a piece of equipment to a specific area!

Woodworking

Combination machine:
Felder (Sliding table panel saw, Planner, Jointer)
Compound miter saw:
Milwaukee MS305
Bandsaw:
Rapid
Building saw:
Gjerdesag 1603
Sliding table panel saw:
Altendorf WA80TE
Planner:
Felder Format 4 Exact 63
Jointer:
Felder Format Plan 51

Letterpress

Triumpf Proofing Press
Platen Press
Heidelberg Windmill

Typefaces:
Helvetica
Times
Fallstaff
Gill
Headline
Goudy

Fablab CNC

Laserpro Spirit 40W
(74x46 cm)
Shopbot PRS Alpha CNC*
(244x152 cm)

*available april 2014

Large Scale Assembly

100 m2 floor space
Work lights
Ladders
Production tables

 

Watch a film

Promo Animation

So you're wondering what Fellesverkstedet is about? Well here's a short animation that we put together in collaboration with Ernst Føyn from Babusjka. Have a look, if you've got questions send us a mail and we'll help you out.

Obviously the film is based upon the future. Fellesverkstedet is still a pilot project...but you get the idea of where we're going!

 

Partners

Fellesverkstedet is something new, it's a different way of working, there are other places out there that work in a similar way, but it hasn't happened before in Norway. In order that we get it right and receive the support and advice we need we are collaborating with a number of different organisations. Here's a presentation of some of those who are involved at present:

Arts Council Norway

Kulturradet.no

Our biggest financial partner and an invaluable source for advice and guidance. Kulturrådet have been incredibly supportive right from day one when we walked into the office and layed our cards on the table.

Oslo Kommune

oslo.kommune.no

The local council have been fantastic to us. They've designated Urtegata 11 as a cultural centre, and given us a fantastic grant to renovate our building

Unge Kunstneres Samfund

uks.no

Right back in the beginning, when Fellesverkstedet was just a group of friends with a crazy idea UKS believed in us and gave us a travel grant so that we could go and look at similar facilities. Without them, the chances of us being here would be dramtically reduced.

Dyvik Design

dyvikdesign.com

When we met Jens, we understood straight away that he was rather unique. Jens is one of the worlds experts on Fablabs and knows an almost impossible amount about digital production. Jens is helping us to push the boundaries of what is possible when computers and machines talk to each other.

Kulturwerk

bbk-kulturwerk.de

Fellesverkstedet is to one degree or another based upon Kulturwerk in Berlin but adapted towards the specific needs we have in Norway. The staff and mangement opened the doors to us and have given us invaluable information based upon their significant experience over the decades that they've been up and running.

 

Press

Here's a selection of articles that have been published about us. It's always nice when someone's got something to say! If you need any detailed information about what we do it's just a matter of sending us a mail and we'll sort things out.

Unge Kunstneres Samfund

Atelierundersøkelsen

Published 03.04.14. This is not an article but a rapport. Unge Kunstneres Samfund has launched a rapport produced by Telemarksforskning. Finally facts are available that describe the current working conditions of artists in Norway.

Klassekampen

Stor mangel på atelier

Published 03.04.14. The article's about the results from Unge Kunstneres Samfund's artist studio survey. It's not a pretty situation! Klassekampen were at Fellesverkstedet to see some of the solutions we've already managed to put in place.

Osloby

Åpen dør

Published 08.12.13. This is about our neighbourhood. Fellesverkstedet joined forces with the planning authorities, the mosque and salvation army. Everyone opened their doors for the day in order to attract attention to what we all do and put some focus on our little corner of Oslo.

Aftenposten K

Kontor-Kunstneren

Credit: Hanna Stoltenberg, Aftenposten K, November 2013

This article is not directly about Fellesverkstedet, its about Jan Christensen, but the article deals with many issues that are at the heart of Fellesverkstedet. The changing face of artistic production.

D2

Silkerampen

Published 06.09.13. The article's about KHIO's Pang Start course and all that went down over the course of those two days. You can find more information in our 'Projects' section.

Billedkunst

Millioner til Fellesverkstedet

Published in the 7th edition of 2012. The title says everything, we'd just found out that Kuturrådet (Arts Council Norway) had allocated 6 million kroners to the project!

Aftenposten

Tenker stort bak liten port

Published 18.02.12. It's all about our plans for Urtegata 11, our ideas about production and Marianne Vitales bridge project.

 

FAQ

Fellesverkstedet is new and many of you are curious about how things work. Here we try to answer some of the questions that we get asked a lot.

Frequently asked questions

Is Fellesverkstedet open yet?

Yes, but Fellesverkstedet is still a pilot project and we are working on limited capacity, it's first come, first served.

We're open between 09.00-16.00 monday to friday.

What does it cost?

350 kr/day!

For other specifics on prices click here

What can I do at Fellesverkstedet?

For the time being we can provide space and assistance in the following areas:
Woodworking
Letterpress
Screen Printing
Fablab (Digital rapid prototyping)
Large Scale Assembly

A detailed equipment list is available here

Our facilities are under constant development, if we don't have what you're looking for just ask. We can't make any guarantees, but the more people who ask the more likely we are to develop what you need!

How do I book space?

We encourage you to visit our space and talk to us, especially if you're planning something complicated but you can also click here for more details.

Email: info@fellesverkstedet.no
Phone: 22 38 18 98

How do I get to Fellesverkstedet?

The address is Urtegata 11, Grønland in Oslo. We're a 2 min walk from Grønland metro station, 3 min from the 11,12 and 17 trams and the central train and bus stations are just 10 min away

See the map here

You can't miss us. We're the shabby old green, yellow and blue factory with all the graffiti! (We'll be decorating this year!)

I want to make something but i don't know how to do it! Can Fellesverkstedet help?

Yes!

Fellesverkstedet is both for the experienced professional and those who are trying something for the first time. Our workshop leaders and other staff are super helpful and will help you to plan, guide and get you started. If you need more specific training then maybe one of our courses might be an interesting starting point.

How do I pay?

A bill will be sent to you upon completion of your project.

Do I have to bring my own materials?

Generally yes, and we can help you arrange this but sometimes we have material in storage that may suit your needs. Come and have a look.

Do I have to bring my own tools?

No, that' what Fellesverkstedet provides! but it is important to note that consumables, such as screwdriver bits, small size drill bits, screws etc. things that wear out on just one job, are an extra cost that you will have count in.

Can I get help with transportation?

We can assist you with arranging transportation. It is a common occurrence here so unless you have a personal preference of your own we can lead you in the right direction.

Can I work at night and/or on weekends?

Yes and no. It depends on the nature of the project. Talk to us.

Does Fellesverkstedet provide me with an assistant?

Yes, an assistant is available to help with problem solving and technical needs, but they can't do the work for you!

Can I work in metal at Fellesverkstedet?

At this time no, but we are working on it. If you know someone who is downsizing a metal workshop or really keen on leading ours we might be interested!

What is CNC milling?

It's pretty simple, it's high precision computer controlled cutting based around a router. It sounds complicated but it's really quite understandable and accessible. CNC production allows users to take designs directly from their computer and put them in production without having any hand working skills.

Can I get help with planning and budgeting before I apply for project funding?

We do provide consultation for all phases of production, even initial planning and setting budgets for applications, but our capacity to help is very dependent on time.

 

Contact

The finished facility is not open yet, but our pilot project based at Urtegata 11 is up and running, we're not always at home, but we're available! Just send us an email or call us and we'll take it from there.

Vi snakker også norsk!

info@fellesverkstedet.no
tlf: +47 22 38 18 98

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Postal Address:
Kjølberggt. 27c
0653 Oslo
Norway

Pilot Address:
Urtegata 11
0187 Oslo
Norway