Our goal is to give everyone
access to a professional means for production. That's you, who's never made anything with your own hands, you who wants to expand on your production skill-set, and you who has the skills and just need access to the tools
A huge part of our activities
is based on telling your stories.
We apply for funding and grants
from public and private sources, that enable us to offer the services we provide.We're eternally grateful
to these partners as they allow
us to do what we do. Check out the list below
Who are we?
Fellesverkstedet is a private non-profit organization, conceived of and run by people from the world of art and design. We've spent large portions of our lives dedicated to helping others make... stuff! We love what we do... and we hope you do too!
Our staff all come from various backgrounds with a wide range of expertise, many splitting their time between Fellesverkstedet and other practices within the creative industries.
Here we unite and share in a common goal: making your visit here at Fellesverkstedet a positive (and productive) experience, so when you leave us you're bringing with you a plan, a finished project or new ideas, inspiration and good vibes!
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 8 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.