If you consider yourself a puzzle enthusiast, then you might be familiar with the beautiful complexity of Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles. These special objects invite you to assemble and disassemble something that we've all seen before (such as a car or animal). Designer David Weeks has carried on this more than century-long tradition with his multi-colored Cubebot. The bright Beech wood toy is modeled after a robot, but that’s not all it can be. Thanks to an elastic structure, it can bend and stretch in ways you wouldn’t expect—but the ultimate goal is to take it from a wooden companion to a cube and back again.
The multicolored wood Cubebot is available in three sizes: Micro, Small, and Medium.
- Cubebot is made of natural beech wood and elastic. It is adorned in multiple colors.
- Micro size measures 4.25” tall, has a 5.5” arm span, and folds into a 1.5” x 1.5” cube.
- Small size measures 6.75” tall, has a 9.25” arm span, and folds into a 2.5” x 2.5” cube.
- Medium size measures 9.5” tall, has a 13.55” arm span, and folds into a 3.5” x 3.5” cube.
- Cubebot is suitable for ages 3 and up.
About David Weeks
The industrial and the artisanal are influential elements to designer David Weeks. For over two decades, he has had a studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn where he has explored these diverse interests that ultimately celebrate the independent maker and old-school craftsmanship.