Riki Watanabe was born in 1911 in Tokyo, Japan. He founded his own studio Riki Watanabe Design Office in 1949. He created many iconic furnitures during the post war era when Japan was running out of raw materials.
First the name of Lemnos. It was chosen by Hiroshi Takata in reference to the Greek island Lemnos, home of God Hephaistos, God of craftsmen. Lemnos was a brass and metal manufacture before working with Seiko Clock co., ltd. (the well-known clocks and watches SEIKO) in 1966. They supplied the mechanisms and other pieces to Seiko.
In 1988 Lemnos started developing his own products with a unique and original design.
All products are thouroughly made by high skilled craftsmen in Japan. The materials are highlighted to offer innovative and timeless clocks. « A clock not only indicates time, it is a masterpiece of craftsmenship and design. It is not like a fading fashion, it is timeless.» H. Takata.
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"Copper-clock" by the Japanese designer Riki Watanabe, edited by Lemnos. This clock was edited to celebrate the hundredth birthday of the designer, using his favorite material, the copper.
"riki" alarm clock by the japanese designer Riki Watanabe, edited by Lemnos. The top button in abs is to light on the dial and stop the alarm. Settings are on the backside. The system is absolutely noiseless
"riki" alarm clock by the japanese designer Riki Watanabe, edited by Lemnos. The top button in wood is to light on the dial and stop the alarm. Settings are on the backside and the system is absolutely noiseless.