The creation of the Flingon was truly a labor of love, not only for our customers, but for the art of innovation. Marbles: The Brain Store presented a unique challenge to a Columbia College Design class in the Fall of 2012. Their mission was to design a fidget toy that’s aimed at adults, is child friendly, and utilizes the magic of magnets.
Students Andy Johansen and Maren Fiorelli teamed up and created the basic design of the Flingon that would eventually win the challenge at the end of the semester. Marbles: The Brain Store’s product development team, The Brain Workshop, fell in love with the concept and immediately brought Andy and Maren on as interns to aid in bringing their design to fruition. After two years of various prototypes and extensive product testing, the modern Flingon was born; bendy tip by bendy tip, hand-placed magnet by hand-placed magnet.
The collaboration couldn’t have been possible without the highly creative and forward thinking of the interns, Andy and Maren, nor would it be possible without the mentorship and insight from the Marbles Brain Workshop in finalizing the design and overseeing production.
As Marbles: The Brain Store is dedicated to bringing the best brain fitness products to the market, we couldn’t be prouder to present Flingons. Pick up a set and you’ll see for yourself how fidget toys can improve focus, ease anxiety, and spark the creation of new ideas. Tell us what your Flingons do for you at #getyourflingon