The A1 lamp is made from a single sheet of uncut paper, pleated into a self-supportive shape. The paper diffuses light and creates a soft and soothing atmosphere, spreading the light evenly in all directions in a room.
The jury says
Using the most common paper size, the A-format, the lamp emphasizes the aesthetics and simplicity of classic Danish design yet with a futuristic twist. The A1 lamp is classic in the fundamental shapes we have seen before but brilliantly executed in this way where the paper stands alone, thereby demonstrating the power of transforming a simple material from a flat sheet to a spacious form. Bringing form, function, and aesthetics together in a lamp is technically complex. With the A1 lamp, it has been combined, and it deserves great recognition.