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RIKI CLOCK

design : Riki Watanabe

RIKI CLOCK features twelve figures which are slightly bigger and needles which are in splendid harmony with the length and thickness. We consider ease of reading important in basic clock design, and we always aim that the cost, performance, and design be simple & light. The frame body of plywood is made by skillful techniques of handicraft manufacturing, expressed by the precise circular shape and beautiful finish.

 

Good Design Award 2004(Japan)

 

JIDA Design Museum Selection vol.6, Selected Product (Japan)

RIKI CLOCK

WR-0312 L

WR-0401 L

WR08-26

WR08-27

WR07-10

WR07-11

WR-0312 S

WR-0401 S

WR-0312 L / WR-0401 L

Size
φ354 × d48mm
Weight
950g
Material
Plywood, glass

WR08-26 / WR08-27

Size
φ305 × d48mm
Weight
750g
Material
Plywood, glass
Specification
Sweep Second

WR07-10 / WR07-11

Size
φ254 × d48mm
Weight
580g
Material
Plywood, glass
Specification
Step Second

WR-0312 S / WR-0401 S

Size
φ203 × d45mm
Weight
410g
Material
Plywood, glass
Specification
0312S : Sweep Second / 0401S : Step Second

Riki Watanabe

(1911–2013) Graduated from the Woodwork Department of Tokyo High Polytechnic School. After working as an assistant professor at Tokyo High Polytechnic School and as an assistant in the Forestry Department at Tokyo Imperial University (the existing Tokyo University), he established Japan’s first design office, the RIKI WATANABE Design Office, in 1949. His main focus was the establishment of the Interior Architect Department at Tokyo Molding University, Craft Center Japan, Japan Industrial Designer Association and Japan Designers Committee. He designed the interior decor at the Keio Plaza Hotel, Prince Hotel, etc. and furniture such as the “Himo-Isu (Rope chair)” and “Trii-stool”. Moreover, from wall clocks and watches to a public clock called “Hibiya pole clock” at Dai-ichi Life Holdings in Hibiya district, his work on clocks and watches became his lifework. He received the Milano Triennale Gold Medal in 1957, the Mainichi Industrial Design Prize, Shiju hosho(the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon), and many other awards/recognitions. In 2006, the “Riki Watanabe – Innovation of Living Design” exhibition was held at the National Museum of Modern Art.

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