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Who are we?

Fellesverkstedet is a non-profit organisation with a single purpose: to provide artists, self-employed individuals, and other creatives with access to a professional means for production.


We're located in Grünerløkka, within our own factory that has been meticulously restored and customized for our unique operations. Inside, you'll find a woodshop, a spacious production hall, a printshop, a digital department, and an upcoming metal workshop. Each department is managed by skilled technicians who are ready to share their expertise and assist our users with their projects. What we offer is not just machines and tools; it's invaluable experience and knowledge to help people bring their ideas to life.


Every year, we facilitate over 600 productions. Our users range from artists, designers, and architects to carpenters and hobbyists - spanning a wide spectrum of creative individuals. What they produce at Fellesverkstedet is all around you in your daily life, whether it's a sculpture in a park, the interior of your favorite bar, the product in your hand, posters for a concert, an architectural model for a building, or the art in a gallery.

Fellesverkstedet was founded by passionate individuals from the realms of art and design who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the conditions for production and supporting those who make a living through creative work. Instead of everyone working in isolation, we envisioned a more sustainable solution where equipment, space, and knowledge are shared, enabling access to professional means of production and knowledge, irrespective of one's background or financial means.


To make this vision a reality, we rely on support from both public and private sources. We are profoundly grateful to our partners who make our mission possible. Check out the list below!


Graham Hayward

Managing director


The heart and soul of the organisation. Fellesverkstedet began with Graham and several other fantastic initiators having a wild idea, and fortunately, they turned the idea into reality. Graham has been working tirelessly for years, whether it's scrubbing the workshop floor, lobbying for grants, or developing our operational model further. Graham doesn't just inspire dreaming, but dreaming big!

Tonje Lona Eriksen

Printshop manager


Tonje, our newest team member, goes to great lengths to contribute to a sense of achievemment for our users, and approaches them with curiosity in their creative endeavors. She is a trained graphic designer with many talents and ongoing projects, but fortunately for us, she has a particularly strong passion for screen printing.

David Slotvik

Woodshop manager


Fellesverkstedets most versatile handyman is equally skilled in traditional craftsmanship as well as digital production methods, and therefore, he's involved in most of the productions carried out here at the house.

Jack Hughes

Workshop manager, CNC & digital department

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Jack, our Irish joy-spreader, runs the digital department together with Matthew. As an architect, he always contributes to creating excellent solutions for every project, and he does everything he can to help our users master digital production.

Christina Stensland Olsen

Communications coordinator


Christina is often the first person you meet when you get in touch with us. She works diligently and strategically to ensure that people know about Fellesverkstedet and all the productions our users carry out in the workshop. Christina creates order out of chaos and always ensures good vibes for staff and users.

Siemen Cuypers

Development coordinator


At the moment, Siemen is tirelessly working on the Fase 2 project, coordinating the development in the house. Not an easy task, but with his calm nature and immense talent for everything related to CAD, we're in good hands.

Matthew Roach

Workshop manager, CNC & digital department


Matthew runs the digital department alongside Jack. He welcomes all users with a genuine interest in their projects. When Matthew isn't at work with us, you'll often find him at Bitraf (Oslo's largest makerspace) where he's a central instigator, or he's working on establishing his own clubbing gym!

All photos above: Anders Stensland Olsen


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The story so far

Grass roots, non-profit, blood, sweat and tears -

a collective effort towards a dream.

How did we arrive at where we are today? It started with a group of friends. We borrowed an empty, run down factory, we had some basic tools and a really simple concept: Wouldn't it be great if there was a place to go that had the stuff you need, where you could make almost anything. A community in the making started putting in a formidable amount of volunteer work. Then we just opened the doors to everyone and said let's go.

Over the course of the last 12 years we've reacted to what our users have asked for, we've bought equipment according to people's needs and we've been around the world looking at different concepts and learning new production techniques. We focus on giving access to quality tools, guidance and infrastructure. But we don't curate who gets to use what. If you want to make something, we want to help you make it.

Stability and reliability are a key challenge in a fast-growing city like Oslo. Like many others we've also felt the pains of eviction many times while trying to stand-up straight on our own feet. From the start in 2011 our mission has been to create a stable, long-term, production space in the city centre. Our new facility is a huge step forward and marks the start of a new chapter in the story of Fellesverkstedet.



We couldn't do what we do without the incredible support we receive from our partners and sponsors. They make the impossible possible!

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