Riki Copper Mobile Chambre designed by Riki Watanabe

Riki Mobile Chambre designed by Riki Watanabe [1972]

 

D imension: 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

Riki Watanabe 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.

 

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 colour change or patina development 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.