Lemnos Thomson Clock
Designed by Yuichi Nara, the Thomson wall clock by Lemnos is crafted entirely out of wood, featuring a bent plywood frame. Numbers and tick marks are cut out of the dark plywood surface. The light plywood layer beneath it matches the clock’s hands. The Thomson is the recipient of the 2004 Good Design Award.
10"⌀ x 1.75"
Lemnos has been making clocks since 1947. The Japanese brand took its name from the Greek island, which according to Greek mythology was inhabited by the god Hephaestus, the protector of all craftsmen. Lemnos clocks have been the recipient of the Good Design Award, among others.
Yuichi Nara was born in Tokyo in 1977. In 1999, he graduated from the Construction Department Architecture Course at Yokohama National University, moving to Italy in 2000. Nara began designing following a period working at a glass studio and an architect’s office in Venice. In 2006, he graduated from Venezia Construction University. During a trip to Noto, Japan, he was so impressed with the richness of the nature and lifestyle, he decided to return to Japan and moved to Notojima. In 2007, he established the Noto design office. Studying local materials and learning local techniques and applying them to his work, he attempts to design products that enrich everyday life. Alongside his design activities, he also grows rice in a rented untilled paddy field.
Plywood and glass
Wood grain varies with each clock.
The Thomson requires one AA battery, which is included.