Hanno's powerful hardwood frame can hold many poses. His elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him almost impervious to breakage. Hanno is made from sustainably harvested new-growth beech wood. In the classic tradition of solid wood toys, Hanno is meant both for children and adults. Hanno is the first of a series of wooden animals from David Weeks. Hanno the Gorilla has flexible joints. 6.5" x 12" x 3.5".
Originally from Athens, Georgia, David Weeks studied painting and sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned a BFA in 1990. He worked in the studio of jeweler Ted Muehling before founding David Weeks Studio in 1996. David has designed products from lamps to home accessories, chandeliers, mobiles, lounge seating, and custom retail, commercial, and residential projects. His lighting and furniture design has garnered several awards, and his work was featured in the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now. Apart from his personal work, David also teaches at Parsons School of Design as an adjunct professor.