The Mono Clock and the Thomson Clock available at Ten Things were designed by Tokyo-born Yuichi Nara. Yuichi studied Architecture in Japan before moving to Italy where he worked at the Murano Glass Museum, north of Venice. Today he lives in Japan where he works as a designer in the Noto Peninsula.
Award-winning Japanese designer, Riki Watanabe, was born in Tokyo in 1911. Watanabe obtained a degree in woodworking in the 1930s and went on to establish his own design studio in 1949. He was very interested in modernist design principles and how these could be introduced to the Japanese lifestyle. Watanabe’s works of design spanned clocks, watches, furniture and interiors. Watanabe passed away in 2013 at the age of 101. We are proud to stock his Riki Clock at Ten Things.