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Cubebot Small

Robot toys are usually made of plastic and require batteries - but not this one! The Cubebot is a non-traditional take on the toy robot by joining ancient Japanese traditions with contemporary toy culture.
Manufacturer / designer: David Weeks Studio for Areaware
Usually ships in: 3 - 7 days

Product information

Cubebots's powerful hardwood frame can hold many poses, and his elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him impervious to breakage. Inspired by the Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles, he folds into a perfect cube. An enduring classic that will withstand generations of play. Recommended for ages 3+.

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- Features: Wooden robot. Completely articulated, folds into a perfect cube.

- Dimensions: 17 cm tall with 23,5 cm arm span (at play); 6,35 cm cube (at rest).

- Material: Sustainably harvested cherry wood.

- Colour: Natural wood.


Environmental information

David Weeks toys are made with wood obtained from sustainable forests. Both the material and the design ensure a high resistance, which prolongs the life of these objects. Unlike most current toys, the creations of David Weeks are designed to last and to ensure that the fun goes on from generation to generation.

About the designer: David Weeks

Originally from Athens, Georgia, David Weeks studied painting and sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned a BFA in 1990. He worked in the studio of jeweler Ted Muehling before founding David Weeks Studio in 1996. His work encompasses lighting, home accessories, mobiles, lounge seating, and custom retail, commercial, and residential projects. David's designs have been used by Barneys New York, Kate Spade, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bliss Spa, Brasserie NYC, and The W Hotels. In 1999, David Weeks Studio won the Editors Award for Best Lighting at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. In 2000, Weeks launched a furniture line including the Semana lounge chair which was purchased by Habitat UK. Also in 2000, he teamed with fellow designer Lindsey Adelman to form Butter, a product development company focusing on simple, affordable items for the home. Their debut collection earned an award from Blueprint Magazine at London's 100% Design show and another Editors Award for Best Lighting at ICFF 2001. In 2003, Weeks was featured in the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now. In 2004 he was one of seven designers representing New York at Berlin's 7+7 Designmai exhibit. Weeks also teaches at Parsons School of Design as an adjunct professor.

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