David Weeks (born October 30, 1968) is an American designer known for lighting, furniture, and household products.
Originally from Athens, Georgia, Weeks studied painting and sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned a BFA. Weeks went on to work in the Manhattan studio of Ted Muehling before founding David Weeks Studio in 1996. Weeks was an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design between 1998-2006, and in 2002 a visiting critic at Yale.
Weeks currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Georgianna Stout, partner of design studio 2x4, and their children.
Weeks founded New York-based David Weeks Studio in 1996. The Studio produces lighting and furniture for commercial and residential uses. The Studio’s recent product lines include Sculpt, an upholstered collection, and Sarus, a lighting collection for Ralph Pucci; updated Semana chairs for Habitat UK; and new consumer products for Areaware and Kikkerland.
The Studio also creates custom lighting, furniture, sculpture, and interiors. Commissioned projects include Barneys New York, Kate Spade, Saks Fifth Avenue, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, and Bliss Spa.
In 2007, Weeks was nominated for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for the second time. In April 2006, Weeks made his second appearance in the Metropolitan Home Design 100. In 2005, he was invited to judge I.D. Magazine’s Annual Design Review, and in 2004, he was one of seven designers chosen to represent New York at Berlin’s 7+7 Designmai exhibit. Weeks was featured in the 2003 Cooper-Hewitt’s National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now.
Weeks won Editor Awards at the 1999 and 2001 International Contemporary Furniture Fair. Butter's debut collection earned accolades including an award from Blueprint (architecture magazine) at London’s 100% Design Show, and featured the best-selling Lunette lampshade.
• 2010 Nominee, Designpreis Deutschland
• 2009 GOOD DESIGN Award, Hanno & Ursa Wooden Toys
• 2008 GOOD DESIGN Award, Sculpt furniture & Sarus lighting collection
• 2006 Metropolitan Home Design 100
• 2005 Judge for I.D. Annual Design review
• 2004 Metropolitan Home Design 100
• 2001 Editors Award, ICFF, Lighting (as Butter)
• 1999 Award Annual Design Review ID Magazine, Lunette
• 1999 Editors Award, ICFF, Lighting