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RIKI CLOCK WR-0312S / WR-0312L

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Design: Riki Watanabe (1976)
 
[Size]
LL: D 365 × W 48mm
Weight 950g
S: D 203 × W 45mm
Weight 410g

[Material]
Frame: Plywood

Simple and orthodox, the No. 1 popular clock

The wooden frame is made of plywood, the same structure used for tambourines, and the simple and orthodox design makes this clock the most popular standard clock.
The clock has been adopted by many public facilities for its outstanding legibility due to the "exquisite relationship between numbers, scale, and hands," which was carefully designed by Riki Watanabe, a leader in the Japanese design world.
The S size is a little small (20 cm in diameter) and popular as a gift item because of its reasonable size, while the LL size is a large clock with a strong presence (36.5 cm in diameter).

  • Riki Watanabe [1911-2013]

    After having graduated from the Woodcraft Department at Tokyo Higher School of Arts and Design (nowadays: Chiba University), he joined Gunma Prefecture Industrial Arts Center where Bruno Taut was working in 1936. In 1949, Watanabe established his own designing studio. He got famous by the low-cost String Chair in 1952. Watanabe's Torii Stool and Circular Center Table won the Gold Medal at Triennale di Milano in 1957. Besides interior and furniture design, Watanabe has also designed clocks and watches. His 1972 design, Hibiya Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Company's pole clock is defined as one of Watanabe's major works. Watanabe is considered to be one of the pioneers of after-war Japanese design.

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