Born of the hands of furniture and lighting designer David Weeks, meet the Cubebot. He (or she) was inspired by traditional Japanese Shinto Kumiki puzzles. The word kumiki literally means “to join wood together.” These sorts of puzzles are a very traditional Japanese “brain teaser” toy, as they generally require the discovery of some sort of trick to both assemble and disassemble.
The Cubebot is a non-traditional take on the toy robot, created by joining ancient Japanese traditions with contemporary toy culture. His sturdy hardwood frame can hold many poses, and the elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs allow Cubebot’s body to stand up to all sorts of rambunctious play. Best of all, when playtime is over, he neatly folds up into an unassuming cube!