design : Ryosuke Fukusada

RELIEF for Lemnos is a porcelain clock that takes advantage of the characteristics of the manufacturing method called “gabaikomi”, a special type of casting using a liquid ceramic mixture poured into then out of a mould.

The main face of this clock showcases a gentle concave surface like a mortar or pot, as if it is a relief. The time indicators, hands and features stand out in a smooth and minimal way. The clock’s outer frame is softly rounded. It creates delicate shadow on the wall, and fits perfectly into your hands upon handling and installation. Furthermore, there are 12 delicate line textures that symbolise the time on the clock. This is designed to enhance the texture of the material. The thin and relaxed hand fits into the delicate body, completing the aesthetic.

RELIEF for Lemnos is available in three types of colours for the main body: white, which best showcase the texture of the material, and high-quality blue and beige, which are a matte finish and complement the shape of the main body.

Born by the pottery techniques of Ceramic Japan, the Relief clock is a beautiful item that boasts a refined shape with shadows that enhances the quality of the space.

Ceramic Japan:https://ceramic-japan.co.jp/en/

iF DESIGN AWARD 2023(Germany)

JIDA Design Museum Selection vol.24, Selected Product (Japan)


RF22-06 WH

RF22-06 BL

RF22-06 BG


φ274 × d40mm
Sweep Second

Photo by Akihito Mori

- Ceramic Japan -
Ceramic Japan was founded in 1973 in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture, a historic pottery town. Under a consistent design policy from the beginning, through collaboration between talented designers and traditional Seto techniques, they produce many products.

Ryosuke Fukusada

Born in 1979 in Osaka, Japan. He studied product design at the Kanazawa College of Art from 1998 to 2002. He then worked for Sharp Corporation in Japan as a designer for consumer electronic products until 2007. After transferring to Italy, he graduated from the Domus Academy, Master in Interior and Living Design course. From 2008 to 2012, he worked for the Studio Urquiola in Milan as an assistant designer of product design for Patricia Urquiola. He then started his own design studio from October 2012 in Kyoto, Japan. He currently works with some international clients.

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