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Hattie The Elephant
David Weeks
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No word on whether her namesake that once lived in the Central Park Zoo could do a handstand, but this pachyderm made from new growth beech wood certainly can. Hattie is from the always expanding Wooden Beasts series by David Weeks, also known for his collectible, more serious take on furniture and lighting. His beasts and robots are made with durable wood limbs connected by elastic-band "muscles," allowing them to posed in all kinds of ways. A modern classic for play or collecting!

  • 17" h x 8" l x 6" w
  • New-growth beech wood, elastic bands
  • Branded box
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Atlanta-born David Weeks originally planned a career as a painter and sculptor after studying at the Rhode Island School of Design. But a New York apprenticeship with jewelry designer Ted Muehling changed all that. David applied his newfound metalworking skills to lighting design and quickly expanding into furniture and home accessories, with commissions for the likes of Barneys New York, Kate Spade and The W Hotels. Yet, in many circles, he's best known for a certain wooden toy gorilla.

"I've said it was a cry for help," David remembers. Business was going great but, in a pensive moment, he decided to head into the wood shop and start carving shapes. What emerged was an articulated wooden toy. "It was very cathartic, satisfying," he says. Eventually, other wood toys were added, to the Wooden Beasts line and his puzzle Cubebots, netting his 2nd Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum. David's also been oft-nominated for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and has won Editor's Award twice at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair. But keeping things close to home keeps him grounded. "My best work has come from solving a problem in my own house or making a toy I’d want my own kid to play with," he says. "That has integrity."