More recently, the appeal of these collections has extended to a new and ultra-discriminating audience –
children! At the recent winter New York Gift fair, specialty toy shops flocked to a section of the show they don’t typically visit, Accent on Design, where Areaware exhibits. It seems that the young amongst us have the same appreciation for craftsmanship, good design and a brain twisting puzzle. But most importantly, Cubebot is fun to look at and play with!
Cubebot is a non-traditional interpretation of the toy robot. Unlike its plastic disposable counterpart,
Cubebot takes its cue from Japanese and German toy culture. With a powerful hardwood frame and elastic band muscles, it can hold many poses and is almost impervious to breakage. During rest time, Cubebot folds into a perfect puzzle cube. Its $25 suggested retail price is a bargain for an enduring toy classic that can withstand generations of play.
The David Weeks Animal collection is comprised gorillas, bears, wild boars, rhinos, and elephants. Each is
made from sustainably harvested beech wood and can hold as many poses as one’s imagination allows.
Starting at $65 retail, they are heirloom quality but strong enough to sustain any mischief that comes their