Riki Copper Clock
Beautifully designed classic clocks that CIBI loves.
Its design has been around for decades and
whenever, wherever we see it,
the clock brings the old memory back
The design is magical, it is designed to be read easily and yet bring style into the space.
It’s not dominating, it’s subtle and beautiful.
I don’t need any other clock for a few decades.
Pure copper, ABS resin, Glass 204mm dia, 60mm thick 630g
Designed by Riki Watanabe 1911 - 2013
Considered one of the pioneers of post-war Japanese design, after graduating from the Woodcraft Department at Tokyo Higher School of Arts and Design (currently Chiba University),
Riki Watanabe joined architect Bruno Taut's office in Gunma in 1936. In 1949, he established his own design studio, and
quickly won recognition for his low-cost String Chair in 1952. His Torii Stool and Circular Center Table won the Gold Medal at the Triennale di Milano in 1957. In addition to interior and furniture design Watanabe also designed clocks and watches.
His 1972 design for the Hibiya Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Company's pole clock is recognised as one of Watanabe's major works.