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Colorful buckets underneath the steaming oven. “While we were working on our graduation project at the RCA, we actually brought some pieces back to Jablite to show them, and they didn’t believe it was polystyrene,” says Wanless. “It was so dense, and they couldn’t really see the cell structure. They had to break it in half themselves to understand that it really was polystyrene.” That moment of realization paved the way for the designers-in-residence offer.