Fellesverkstedet is a simple concept. It's about the infrastructure everyone needs to get their ideas out into the physical world. 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 still 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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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!


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, no matter how utopian it might appear.

graham hayward

project leader

The tiny 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 and carries the load like a real viking.

lars cuzner

art relations

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


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

ane thon knutsen


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


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, Ilkers been there and done it!

linn horntvedt

screen print

Linn's worked with just about everyone, from Norways biggest artists and designers to schools and universities. If you want to screen print, this is the lady.

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.

geir backe altern


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


There's 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 things in ways people have never thought to make things before.

urtegata 11

This is Fellesverkstedet’s current location where we've been running our pilot project. The building is one of the last of its kind, an amazing old steel warehouse in central Oslo that dates back to the turn of the previous century, when it was an integral part of the industrial movement in Norway. We've produced a short report that tells a little of the story.

Download the pdf here (in Norwegian)

We're planning a rehabilitation and transformation in collaboration with the owners and neighbours, Central Jamaat-e Ahl-e Sunnat. We'll keep updating this section to show the progress.



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


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


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


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 have been dramatically reduced.

dyvik design


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.



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.


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.


oslo gjør mest

Published 04.04.14. This is response from Hallstein Bjercke (Byråd for kultur og næring) to Klassekampens article "Stor mangel på atelierer". Note the second from last paragraph!

unge kunstneres samfund


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


stor mangel på atelierer

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 look at some of the solutions we've already managed to put in place.

aftenposten k


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

Credit: Hanna Stoltenberg, Aftenposten K, November 2013


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.



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.


seks 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 kroner to the project!


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.

the organisation

Fellesverkstedet is organised as a non-profit members organisation (Forening) bound by a constitution (vedtekter). You don’t need to be a member in order to use our facilities, but if you have, you can apply to be a member (free). Members can attend our yearly meeting and have the opportunity to decide how the organisation is run and choose who sits on the board.


The rules and regulations that bind Fellesverkstedet together.
As a legal document they are only available in Norwegian.

§ 1 Navn og organisering

  • 1.1 Foreningens navn er Fellesverkstedet.

  • 1.2 Fellesverkstedet ble stiftet 18. oktober 2011.
  • 1.3 Fellesverkstedet har sitt sete i Oslo, Norge.

§ 2 Formål

  • 2.1 Fellesverkstedet har som formål å utarbeide løsninger for å gi kunstnere og andre kreative mennesker tilgang til rimelige produksjonsfasiliteter i Norge.

§ 3 Fasiliteter og brukere

  • 3.1 Fellesverkstedets fasiliteter og dets tilbud er åpne for alle som vil fremføre prosjekter av kunstnerisk og annen kreativ art.

§ 4 Medlemmer og medlemskap

  • 4.1 Medlemskap i Fellesverkstedet er gratis.
  • 4.2 Medlemskap i Fellesverkstedet søkes gjennom eget skjema utarbeidet av Fellesverkstedet, vedlagt nødvendig dokumentasjon.
  • 4.3 Medlemskap kan kun gis hvis søkeren har vært en betalende bruker av Fellesverkstedets fasiliteter i løpet av de foregående 12 måneder.
  • 4.4 Søknader skal vurderes av Fellesverkstedets styre fortløpende.
  • 4.5 Utmelding av Fellesverkstedet skjer skriftlig.

§ 5 Stemmerett og Valgbarhet

  • 5.1 Alle medlemmer har stemmerett og er valgbare til tillitsverv i Fellesverkstedets organer:
  • i. Årsmøte (§6)
  • ii. Styret (§9)
  • iii. Nominasjonskomité (§10)

§ 6 Årsmøte

  • 6.1 Årsmøtet er Fellesverkstedets øverste organ. Styret innkaller medlemmene til årsmøtet med 1 måneds varsel. Medlemmer kan fremme forslag til saker som ønskes behandlet på årsmøtet. Forslag til saker må være styret i hende senest 14 dager før årsmøtet skal finne sted. Fullstendig saksliste må være tilgjengelig for medlemmene senest 1 uke før årsmøtet finner sted.
  • 6.2 Årsmøtet kan bare behandle saker som står på sakslisten.

  • 6.3 Alle medlemmer har adgang til årsmøtet. Årsmøtet kan invitere andre personer og/eller media til å være til stede.
  • 6.4 Årsmøtet er beslutningsdyktig når den er lovlig innkalt. Hvert medlem har en stemme. Stemmegivning kan ikke skje ved bruk av fullmakt.

§ 7 Årsmøtets oppgaver

  • 7.1 Årsmøtet skal:
  • i. Behandle Fellesverkstedets årsmelding
  • ii. Behandle Fellesverkstedets regnskap

  • iii. Behandle innkomne saker som fremgår av sakslisten
  • iv. Vedta Fellesverkstedets budsjett
vi. Velge: 
a) Leder og nestleder b) Styremedlemmer c) Nominasjonskomité

§ 8 Ekstraordinært Årsmøte

  • 8.1 Ekstraordinært Årsmøte holdes når styret finner det nødvendig, eller minst en tredjedel av de medlemmene krever det.
  • 8.2 Ekstraordinært Årsmøte innkalles med 14 dagers varsel.

  • 8.3 Ekstraordinært Årsmøte kan kun behandle og ta avgjørelse i de sakene som er kunngjort i innkallingen.

§ 9 Styret

  • 9.1 Fellesverkstedet ledes av et styre på 1 styreleder, 1 nesteleder og minst 2 styremedlemmer.
  • 9.2 2 styreplasser må tildeles Fellesverkstedets medlemmer, 1 plass må tildeles en respresentant fra en fagorganisasjon, 1 plass kan tildeles fritt.
  • 9.3 Styreverv varer i 1 år. Den enkelte fagorganisasjon kan kun ha 1 styreverv hvert 3. år.

  • 9.4 Styret skal:
  • i. Iverksette vedtak fattet på årsmøtet

  • ii. Kontrollere og ha overordnet ansvar for forvaltning, drift og økonomi i Fellesverkstedet
  • 9.5 Styret skal holde møte når lederen finner det nødvendig eller et flertall av styrets medlemmer krever det.

  • 9.6 Styret er beslutningsdyktig når et flertall av styrets medlemmer er til stede. Vedtak fattes med flertall. Ved stemmelikhet teller styrelederens stemme dobbelt.

§ 10 Nominasjonskomité

  • 10.1 En nominasjonskomité på 2 medlemmer velges på hvert årsmøte.

  • 10.2 Nominasjonskomiteen skal nominere kandidater til Fellesverkstedets styreverv.

§ 11 Signaturrett/prokura

  • 11.1 Styrets leder tegner for Fellesverkstedet.
  • 11.2 Styret kan meddele prokura.

§ 12 Vedtektsendring

  • 12.1 Vedtektsendring krever 2/3 flertall på årsmøtet eller ekstraordinært årsmøte.

§ 13 Oppløsning

  • 13.1 Oppløsning av Fellesverkstedet kan bare behandles på ordinært årsmøte. Blir oppløsning vedtatt med minst 2/3 flertall, innkalles det til ekstraordinært årsmøte 3 måneder senere.

  • 13.2 Møtet tar stilling til hvordan Fellesverkstedets eiendeler skal anvendes videre i, fortrinnsvis i overensstemmelse med Fellesverkstedets formål, jfr. § 2.
  • 13.3 Sammenslåing med andre foreninger anses ikke som oppløsning av Fellesverkstedet. Vedtak om sammenslåing og nødvendige vedtektsendringer i tilknytning til dette treffes i samsvar med bestemmelsene om vedtektsendring, jfr. § 11.

  • Vedtektene er vedtatt på stiftelsesmøte i 2011. De er senere revidert i 2012, 2014


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.


email: info@fellesverkstedet.no
Phone: (+47) 22 38 18 98



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


  • Combination machine:
    Felder (Sliding table panel saw, Planner, Jointer)

  • Compound miter saw:
    Milwaukee MS305

  • Bandsaw:

  • Building saw:
    Gjerdesag 1603

  • Sliding table panel saw:
    Altendorf WA80TE

  • Planner:
    Felder Format 4 Exact 63

  • Jointer:
    Felder Format Plan 51

screen printing

  • Various flat stock gauge screens in many sizes, some textile screens

  • Big UV light box with vacuum top, made in-house!

  • 90 cm wide inkjet plotter with transparent film

  • Water based ink system with various printing bases and lots of color pigments

  • Dual-cure emulsion or direct stencils

  • Presses:
    Manual table with one-hand squeegee, micro registration, up to 150 x 280 cm screen size

  • Simple manual table with easy height adjustment up to 50 cm+. Up to 120 x 180 cm screen size


  • Presses:
    Triumpf Proofing Press
    Platen Press
    Heidelberg GT (Windmill)

  • Typefaces:


  • Laser cutter/engraver:
    Laserpro Spirit 40W
    (74x46 cm)

  • 3D CNC milling machine:
    Shopbot PRS Alpha*
    (244x152 cm)

  • *available april 2014

large scale assembly

  • 100 m2 floor space, 9m to ceiling
  • Work lights
  • Ladders
  • Production tables
  • Hand tools


Access to all facilities (max 2 people):

Extra user:

Some facilities require specialist consumables that are not included in these fees, these are listed to the right.

All prices are listed in Norwegian crowns (NOK)

screen printing consumables

  • 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 - 140,00
  • Wear and tear/pull - 1,50

letterpress consumables

  • Ink/impression - 1,00

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.

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

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


kr 550

Max participants




Scheduled courses

New courses are announced via newsletter

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


kr 1.300

Max participants




Scheduled courses

New courses are announced 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


kr 1.100

Max participants




Scheduled courses

New courses are announced via newsletter


Here's a selection of the work that has already been realised at Fellesverkstedet, it's by no means everything, but it's a taste of what we're about.


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 selvfølgelig også norsk!

Phone: (+47) 22 38 18 98

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Postal Address

Kjølberggt. 27c
0653 Oslo

Pilot Address

Urtegata 11
0187 Oslo


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.

is fellesverkstedet open yet?

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

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

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: (0047) 22 38 18 98

what can i do there?

For the time being we can provide production space and assistance in the following areas:

  • Woodworking
  • Letterpress
  • Screen Printing
  • Laser
  • 3-axis CNC Milling
  • Mouldmaking
  • 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 get to the facility?

The address is Urtegata 11, Grønland in Oslo. We're a 2 min walk from Grønland tube 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!)

what does it cost?

350 kr/day!

For other specifics on prices click here

how do i pay?

An invoice will be sent to you by email upon completion of your project.

i want to make something but i don't know how to do it! can fellesverkstedet help?


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.

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.

do i have to bring my own materials?

Generally yes, but we can help you arrange orders and delivery. 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 to 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 nights and/or 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 the present 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.