Nendo continues to produce minimalist and functional objects. For its latest collection, the Japanese design studio produced a total of four unconventional hourglasses crafted entirely out of transparent acrylic. Each hourglass features a unique construction as well as fluid-like tunnels for sand to trickle into one chamber to another. Nendo will display “Variations of Time” in a solo exhibit at Milan Design Week next month.
“With the advent of digital clocks, the hourglass has transitioned from serving a functional role to convey more of a sentimental value, symbolizing the idea of time,” said Nendo to Dezeen. “The concept of this collection could be said to be designing time itself.”