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LAZERIAN SPACE

Project Year

2021

Client

Lazerian

Introducing LAZERIAN SPACE, an exciting new endeavor for Lazerian that seamlessly blends artistic creativity into its journey of evolution.

Nestled at 24-26 King St, Manchester, this immersive multi-sensory destination features six distinctively crafted stations, each characterized by its own unique shape, size, and color.

Opening its doors to the public on Tuesday, June 15th, LAZERIAN SPACE will offer an array of locally sourced delicacies, including delectable cakes, pastries, and bespoke handmade chocolates. Complementing these treats, visitors can enjoy freshly brewed coffee, locally roasted to perfection, and a selection of specialist artisan teas. For those seeking libations, the space also proudly features a curated assortment of beers, wines, and spirits from nearby brewers and suppliers.

A core ethos of this project revolves around championing local businesses, who have endured the manifold challenges posed by the pandemic. Collaboration with neighboring suppliers was not just a choice but a necessity, emphasizing the importance of community support.

Additionally, great care was taken in selecting suppliers with strong eco-credentials and a commitment to sustainability. The alignment of shared objectives and goals is pivotal, ensuring that LAZERIAN SPACE collaborates with like-minded partners who strive for a greener, more responsible future.

 

An image featuring the Lazerian Space, an immersive multi-sensory environment with a strong focus on eco-credentials and sustainability. The centerpiece is an original sculpture surrounded by artwork in an art gallery setting with a cafe bar.

The core concept behind this space revolves around fostering a fully sustainable circular economy. Here, customers have the unique opportunity to actively participate in the creation of an original sculpture, meticulously crafted from the continuous collection of plastic cups throughout their experience. Visitors can opt for recyclable plastic cups for their beverages or choose ceramic alternatives. This engagement with contemporary art ensures that customers become integral to the immersive world of art and design.

Furthermore, wooden cutlery serves a dual purpose, finding new life in the Lazerian workshop as a valuable heat and power source, primarily for ceramic applications. This not only aids in the drive to maintain a Covid-secure environment but also contributes to future art projects.

In pursuit of sustainability, the interior décor of the space is a testament to innovation. More than 6500 plastic bottles, rescued from the sea, have been ingeniously repurposed to create the distinctive fabric that adorns the avant-garde interior of the large structured pods, adding both style and eco-consciousness to the experience.

A single aluminium pod with contemporary artwork in the background. As part of Lazerian Spce, a multi- sensory, immersive space combining art, sustainability and innovation.
A single pod in Lazerian Space- in a side view. We can also see a red carpet that matches the fabric within the aluminium pod. As part of Lazerian Spce, a multi- sensory, immersive space combining art, sustainability and innovation. As part of Lazerian Spce, a multi- sensory, immersive space combining art, sustainability and innovation.
A seating area pod as part of Lazerian Space. The inner is lit up with green fabric inside. As part of Lazerian Spce, a multi- sensory, immersive space combining art, sustainability and innovation.

In light of recent circumstances, particularly the Covid-19 pandemic, the design of the environment, especially the pods, is a symbolic representation of our isolation and the ‘bubbles’ that have become a part of our lives. These pods embody the concept of an otherworldly setting but with a playful and uplifting twist. Given that many people have experienced negative feelings associated with quarantine, now is the perfect time to shift the narrative towards celebration and exploration of new and exciting experiences. LAZERIAN SPACE provides a safe and creative avenue to do just that.

The aim is to transform people’s perceptions of being in a ‘bubble,’ turning it into a positive rather than a negative concept. The intention is for visitors to become fully immersed, engaged, and uplifted by the captivating environment that envelops them, transporting them away from their everyday routines.

A aluminium pod with blue fabriced inner and a light in the inner to illuminate the seating area. We can also see a moving trolley with glass domes which almost looks alien or UFO in design. As part of Lazerian Spce, a multi- sensory, immersive space combining art, sustainability and innovation.
Yellow pod illuminated. As part of Lazerian Spce, a multi- sensory, immersive space combining art, sustainability and innovation.
Red pod with a inner light to illuminate the red fabric within the aluminium outer material of the pod. As part of Lazerian Spce, a multi- sensory, immersive space combining art, sustainability and innovation. Showing the sustainable design Manchester aspect
A bottom corner shot of a green pod- As part of Lazerian Spce, a multi- sensory, immersive space combining art, sustainability and innovation.
A pink interiored aluminium pod. As part of Lazerian Spce, a multi- sensory, immersive space combining art, sustainability and innovation.

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The LAZERIAN SPACE concept revolves around creating an immersive artistic experience that harmoniously blends various art forms, often overshadowed by more prominent expressions of art, such as culinary art and multi-sensory, functional artworks.

In this space, several remarkable pieces of artwork will not only be on display but also available for direct purchase from the store.

To fully embrace this unique fusion of an art gallery and a café bar, reservations can be made here. Customers are encouraged to book in hourly increments, with no strict time limit, ensuring a tailored experience. This booking method is highly recommended to secure your spot and avoid any potential disappointment. Walk-ins are also welcome, but priority will be given to those with reservations. Additionally, a takeaway option is available, but for the complete experience, reserving a pod is advised.

‘ With an unforgettable year previously (due to the national pandemic), I wanted to experiment with new concepts of bringing a creative experience that will appeal to a wide variety of people and be able to stimulate all the senses. Usually my work takes on a physical form and yes, there are actual physical pieces within the store available to use and buy, but I want to make Lazerian SPACE a memorable event. There will be a lot of awe-inspiring surprises awaiting and it will certainly be different to a usual cafe/bar experience.’
Blue illuminated part of a floor with blue carpet -As part of Lazerian Spce, a multi- sensory, immersive space combining art, sustainability and innovation.
A wide shot of Lazerian Space. You can see 4 aluminium pods with contemporary sculpture and artwork in the backgrounds. Several pods are illuminated from beneath. As part of Lazerian Spce, a multi- sensory, immersive space combining art, sustainability and innovation.
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