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Riki Mobile Chambre

design Riki Watanabe [1972]

[Price]
3-piece JPY15,000
4-piece JPY18,000
[Size]
3-piece W.435 H.360 mm
4-piece W.435 H.500 mm
Piece W.425 D.80 H.105 mm
Length of wire from ceiling to the body: 1m
[Material]
Copper Plate (Vibration Finish)
Solid Teak (Oil Finish)
Nylon-coated Wire
[Brand]
METROCS (made in Japan)

Riki Wtanabe was one of leading person of design unit
"Q Designers" established in 1956. In 1976, they designed a main bar "Chambre" in Shinbashi Daiich Hotel in Tokyo and for its interior they used copper which was Watanabe’s most liked material for the wall and also the mobile hanging in the space.

Metrocs revived this mobile as "Riki Mobile Chambre" in 2017. It is constructed by combining copper plates and pure teak, and creates a chic atmosphere through its combination of the solid feeling of materials and lightness of the form. The copper is vibration finished for the model in 2017.

There is "Riki" signature engraved on the bottom piece.

Variation

  • 3-piece

    3-piece

  • 4-piece

    4-piece

About Wood Grain
As the products are made of natural wood, there are individual differences of the grain pattern.

About Cooper Plate
As it is made of copper, there are / will be color change by oxidation. Please enjoy its change as a nature of the material.


  • 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.