Kitrawee – manager of FabCafe– Café and FabLab, a place where you can drink your coffee and build things using different kinds of machines, like lasers, 3D printer, etc.
Q1: What do you appreciate yourself in the business mainly for?
It’s co-creative. The problem is that even if we have different kinds of technology, many people don’t know how to use it or what they can do with it. Right now it’s better and better, many people got inspired. And we really love to see people coming back and doing things. We want to challenge normal people who didn’t go to design school that they can design and make things as well.
Q2: What is the biggest challenge for you now?
To interest people, challenge them that they can do it. Encourage people to not only design things but really do them.
Q3: What advice do you have for yourself in this situation?
To encourage people you have to start from small things first. Just cut something, match something. When they can do the first small things they will come back to try something more complicated. To make them come we also run many workshops, people can join and learn. Next month we have a fashion workshop with special guests from Berlin.
Would you like to add something more?
The name of our company is FabCafé, it’s a FabLab connected with a café. Usually FabLabs are at university. The main idea of a FabLab is to give people access to technology and do something with it. If every person has to buy this equipment individually it will cost a lot. We combined this idea with a café, creating the FabCafe. You can come, grab your coffee and start making things.
The questions were asked on our behalf by Anna and Andrea from How to (ex) change the world.