Lamp A3 is a foldable ceiling lamp shade that was originally designed and tested using traditional cut and fold manual techniques. The 3d paper prototypes were then digitalized into 2d drawings and then cut with vinyl cutter and/or laser cutter.
Prior to assembly this lamp is simply a thin, flat sheet of material. The idea is that these light and thin sheets can be posted in a very cheap and eco-friendly manner in typical A3-size envelope. The customer can quickly and easily fold and assemble the lamp, becoming part of the making process.
The final product is being manufactured in Spain with the use of the traditional technique of die-cutting.
Barcelona, June 2013