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Riki Mobile

design Riki Watanabe [1983]

3P JPY11,000
4P JPY13,000
3P W.600 H345mm
4P W.660 H.400mm
Plate W.480 D.13 H55mm
Cedar of Akita / Nylon string
METROCS (made in Japan)

This mobile was originally designed for 'Miyama' a Japanese restaurant in Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel. The design depicts a shoal of fishes are swimming in the water, andwe can feel Watanabe's playful mind from this products.
For decorating living spaces, it was resized in compact size using pure cedar that has very good sent and beautiful wood grain.

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  • Riki Watanabe

    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.