Standing at almost one metre tall, the Lazerian mascot (affectionately named Gerald) has been transformed into a paper sculpture. The components are plotted onto paper, then hand cut and glued to form the final model. The triangulated structure of the paper sculpture gives it great rigidity, allowing Gerald to stand at 99cm tall. Gerald is now available in kit form to make yourself by clicking here
A new range of cardboard furniture which will be launched by Lazerian at designersblock at interiors 2010 in January. The pieces are inspired by the structures in wasp nests and crystals
Liam Hopkins was born in Manchester, England. At an early age, curiosity led him to experiment with everyday objects, and by taking them apart and re-building them he began to learn about the nature of their construction and material use.
In 2001, Liam enrolled on a Three Dimensional design course at Tameside Technical College in Ashton-Under Lyne, where he studied the design process further, enabling him to explore the potential of many different materials. He then went on to study a BA(Hons) in Three Dimensional Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, discovering a niche in the design and making of furniture. He is heavily influenced by the structures and colours of nature, especially the flowing form of trees. This association with nature is an important aspect of his work, guiding the aesthetic and material choices in his work.
In 2006 Liam set up studio Lazerian in Manchester, England- where he develops and creates his own experimental designs, collaborating with other designers and producing other chosen designers work under the Lazerian brand, as well as working on unique commissions for clients worldwide.