RIKI RING CLOCK, a clock designed by Riki WATANABE and produced by TAKATA Lemnos, won the Good Design Award 2021 (sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.)
RIKI RING CLOCK
This is a work designed by Riki Watanabe in 1981.
A hand that resembles an eyeglass frame and ring-shaped indicators deliver an exquisite balance between decorative reference marks/pointers and functional beauty. In the postmodern era and at a time when semiotics theories are being re-assessed, the clock suggests a reinterpretation of antiques and a new perception of time by the designer who was well versed in literature and philosophy. It achieves a light, effortless style by pursuing the great potential of modern clocks.
GOOD DESIGN AWARD
This award is sponsored by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion and is awarded once a year for items featuring excellent design. The award has its origins in the “Good Design Selection System” (known as the “G-Mark System”) instituted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan in 1957. Its current name was adopted in 1988 following a privatization. It is the only comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan. A wide range of genres, from industrial products to business models, event activities, and so on, are eligible for the award. “G-mark” has played a role as an index of “good design” for more than half a century since its establishment.
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