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Britton Kroessler
Design Products MA

Royal College of Art

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Product Design / Digital Manufacturing / Art Management

My location: London, United Kingdom

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Britton Kroessler

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First Name: Britton

Last Name: Kroessler

University / College: Royal College of Art

Course / Program: Design Products MA

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Product Design / Digital Manufacturing / Art Management

My Location: London, United Kingdom

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Wiggel!

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Wiggel is an award-winning flexible play system that uses silicone joints to create wiggly and bouncy structures and shapes. The flexibility introduces an element of problem solving and structural planning to make shapes that will stand on their own. Whereas other construction systems can be played with alone, Wiggel benefits more from collaborative play, where more hands and minds can make the ideation and building of complex structures easier. The system also includes modules that allow a new way to engage playfully with the environment by attaching to surfaces and furniture. Wiggel's unique flexibility provides an opportunity to explore the concepts of weight, stability, structural integrity, shock absorption, tension, expansion, and compression. Its versatility sparked the imagination of playtest participants, and they were often fully engaged in figuring out the rules and function of the system on their own. It offers a challenge to the usual modes of constructive open play. It introduces lessons on structural stability, compression, and tension, while also having an element of unexpected kinetic charm. It benefits greatly from collaboration of multiple hands and creative minds. Winner of the 2022 Core77 Design Awards, Sports & Recreation Student Award + Community Choice Prize.