Riki Watanabe was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1911. After graduation from the Tokyo Polytechnic High School, Dept of Woodwork in 1936, Riki Watanabe started to work for a craft manufacturer in the Gunma prefecture of Tokyo where Bruno Taut supervised timber products and bamboo wares.
Riki Watanabe established the Riki Watanabe Design Studio in 1949 and started furniture design at the request of Kiyoshi Seike and co-designed the bar "Jungfrau" with Isamu Kenmochi. The Industrial Designer Association was established in 1952 and appointed him as the administrative officer. He engaged in redevelopment of cane furniture in the magazine "Modern Living" and his representative works "Torii Stool" and "Round Center Table" were awarded the prize of Compasso d'oro at the Milano Triennale.
The Fuyuh Mobile has never before been put in production.
• made of bamboo laminate
• measures 280w x 10d x 60h mm