Since her graduation from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in 2005 when she won the VOLA prize, Amanda Betz has been working in the tension field between architecture, design, and art.
Her works of art have been exhibited in various galleries and museums. For the exhibition FOLD, Amanda created a number of folded items. One of these was later developed into the current design which has been named "Cassiopeia".
"The creation of the Cassiopeia lamp took me through an absorbing and meditative process as I had to make the patterns by hand with a pointed set of tools and afterwards fold along the embossed lines just like the pleating girls at Le Klint did when they first started their dexterous handicraft. I have tried to take the design of these lamps to the limits of what is actually possible within the art of folding. I do hope that my understanding and fascination of the folding process will manifest itself through the product." - Betz