Behind the Scenes: Prototyping

Category: Toys. 

Idea: Folding spherical animal.

Inspiration: Crab.

In the workshop, David and the team began with a smooth wooden sphere and chopped it up into subsections (parts and limbs). It proved challenging to work with a round object versus cubic objects.

Ultimately, the perfect shapes were made of the mother sphere, and from there they were connected with elastic bands functioning as joints, as is characteristic of David Weeks Studio toys. This process presented another challenge: it was hard to maintain tension with so many rounded surfaces.