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Sam (James Chu)By Sam (James Chu)
First created
Sam (James Chu)By Sam (James Chu)
First created
$216
pledged of $1,500pledged of $1,500 goal
14
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 20 2013

About

A New Way of Thinking

It's easy to grow accustomed to the objects that we use everyday, such as the chair, table, coffee cup, or anything that we thought of having just one purpose. What if we just take a step back and look at the objects in a different perspective? This is where Fiore starts.

This project aims to turn an ordinary object into something fun and creative. It's about time we give our light switches a new identity!

The light switch is what we use everyday, what else could we do besides turning the lights on?

Fiore

Fiore is an artificial flower holder that transforms a light switch into a fun decoration. Beautiful flowers will greet you every time when you enter a room. Wherever there is a light switch, Fiore can bring joy and liveliness into that place.

The Intent

Artificial flowers are a popular decoration because they are adorable, durable and maintenance-free. Placing them in Fiore is a better option comparing to vases because it takes up less space and avoids being accidentally knocked over.

You don't have to be an expert in floral design to make this work. A consistent style can be easily created by placing one flower in each Fiore. Multiple light switches allow Fiore to effectively support the themes of your home; all of them work together to develop a pleasant scenery.

The Details

Fiore has three color options: Crystal Clear, Coconut White and Midnight Black

Crystal Clear: The transparency works very well with any wall color and easily matches your flower arrangement.

Coconut White: A soft tone that compliments nature's purity.

Midnight Black: The dark background provides a strong contrast to enhance the flowers' brilliance.

The material's shininess and reflective nature attracts attention to your arrangement. The flowers will be the first thing people see when the light switch is turned on.

The production process takes three simple steps. First, acrylic sheets are cut and trimmed using CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines. Next, each piece are formed with heat bending method. Lastly, all the edges are flame polished. Fiore is most cost effective when produced on a large scale. Quality control is not a problem in this simple fabrication process.

Our prototype samples were made by a highly qualified fabricator located in California. All Fiore products will be made in the United States.

Once the pledge is fulfilled, the first production will be ready to start.

The Value

A touch of nature

When coming home from a long day, a small hint of nature around the corners will cheer you up! If you are the one who created the flower design, a sense of accomplishment and confidence will certainly take some stress away!

One product, many variations 

Although everyone owns the same product, the arrangement of flowers will be different. You can create your own style to bring uniqueness and special flavor to your home. Fiore encourages users to exercise creativity, and there is no wrong way to do it.

Simple to setup

Fiore is thin enough to be easily attached to the light switch by using the existing screw on the switch cover. A longer backup screw will also be included in the package for deeper slots.

Safe and low cost

Fiore is more economical comparing to vases. Vases are fragile and easily shattered when knocked over. Fiore, on the contrary, securely attaches to your light switch and does not get into your way.

What will happen to the funds?

  • Purchase of acrylic material
  • Meet the minimum order to set up the production

Rewards

I would like to keep the reward very simple and focus on the product itself. I believe the greatest reward for backing up a project is to taste the fruition of its success.

As the creator of this project, I would like to show my sincere appreciation by sending you a Fiore and a custom trimmed flower when you make a donation of $15. I hope you will be the first ones to enjoy the Fiore experience.

Diameter of the openings

If you prefer to decorate with your own flowers, the dimension of the openings are currently 0.25" (1/4 inch) in diameter. This fits most artificial flower stems.

The opening for the screw at the top is 4mm.

Thank you

Thank you so much for taking your time to read and support this project!

Risks and challenges

The risk of this project is fairly low due to the easy fabrication process. No problems were encountered during the prototyping process.

During the testing period, we noticed that some light switch covers have shorter screws, and we have resolved this challenge by providing a longer backup screw in the package.

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Funding period

- (30 days)