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Lazerian Studio’s Stunning Recycled Cardboard Furniture
Posted By Hazel Saunderson On April 27, 2010 @ 4:30 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Green Interiors,Green Products,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair | 2 Comments
UK-based Lazerian Studio  transforms simple sheets of recycled cardboard  into beautiful furnishings, giving the material a new lease of life. A collaboration between furniture designer Liam Hopkins  and artist Richard Sweeney , the duo showcased several stunning projects at Milan Design Week , including their Radioleria sofa, which is inspired by intricate natural forms such as wasps nests and sea organisms.
We caught up with Lazerian Studio  in person at the Designersblock  exhibition in Milan this year. By carefully cutting and folding sheets of cardboard recycled from their factory, the designers are able to create intricate sculptural forms that are structurally stable enough to be used as furnishings.
Cardboard is not the only material that Hopkins and Sweeney are capable of transforming — their Borealis lampshades and Mensa coffee table are created from CNC machined plywood, showcasing the designer’s skill in pushing a wide range of materials to their sculptural limit. The designers aim to create minimal waste through their use of repeated forms.
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 Lazerian Studio: http://www.lazerian.co.uk/
 recycled cardboard: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/08/07/shigeru-bans-cardboard-bridge/
 Liam Hopkins: http://www.lazerian.co.uk/prod-liam-hopkins.php
 Richard Sweeney: http://www.lazerian.co.uk/prod-richard-sweeney.php
 Milan Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/
 Designersblock: http://www.verydesignersblock.com/
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