2005 Lighting for Tomorrow Yearbook Competition – Honorable Mention for Functionality
David Bergman Architect
Fire & Water Lighting + Furniture
New York, NY
Flipster is part of Fire & Water's continuing development of environmentally-conscious, contemporary decorative lighting. Each of Fire & Water's fixture families brings together energy efficiency and eco-materials. Flipster's hinged panels, reminiscent of "barn door" fixtures, allow the user to either diffuse the light by closing the panels or let more light out, while still shielding the light source. The rice paper patterned panels are made of a new "eco-resin" comprised of up to 40 percent post-industrial recycled content. Finishes are no- or low-VOC and the fixtures are designed to be disassembled at the end of their lives. The fixtures are lamped with a new generation of 18-watt or 26-watt pin-based CFLs with replaceable electronic ballasts.
Currently available directly from Fire & Water, as well as through select showrooms and online sites.