Cubebot® is a wooden toy robot inspired by Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles. Made from wood and elastic, Cubebot can be positioned to hold dozens of poses. When it's time to rest, Cubebot folds back into a perfect cube. A classic toy for all ages that will endure generations of play.
- Material: Beechwood and elastic
- Dimensions: 4.25" tall, 5.5" arm span, 1.5x1.5" cube
- Recommended for ages 3+
- Designed by David Weeks for Areaware: David Weeks was born in Madison, Wisconsin, raised in Athens, Georgia, and educated in Providence, where he received his BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Weeks founded his namesake studio in DUMBO in 1996 as an umbrella for his diverse interests, ranging from metal fabrication techniques to contemporary toy culture. Brooklyn’s unique amalgam of the industrial and the artisanal informed Weeks’ sensibility, and his work in turn helped define the independent design movement that took root there: one that championed the maker and whetted contemporary styling and old-school craftsmanship. Over the past two decades, his product line has evolved from a core grouping of elemental lighting fixtures to a broader collection of upholstered seating, side tables, and sculptural objects with a simpatico sense of materiality and detailing.
Areaware is a gift and home accessories brand based in Brooklyn, NY and Columbus, OH. They are a small team of 24 people dedicated to producing the best of new design. They work with a roster of independent designers on a royalty-basis, and oversee all aspects of bringing a design product to market. They value design integrity, and collaborate closely with designers to realize their vision while also responding to consumer needs and market forces. Each design they produce is exclusive to the Areaware brand.