I originally was deciding between a watch winder and an hourglass for my Main Project. I have decided to pursue the hourglass. I intended to make the hourglass with a modern aesthetic to it. After sketching a minimalistic and vintage hour glass, I’m really liking these as well.
The minimalistic hour glass would be primarily 3D printed using ONYX material. I have worked in a 3D printing lab in the past and I love the finish to this material. I think it would be super cool to have a simple rectangle shape with 4 supports. In the middle is a simple glass feature with white sand. This would be a sleek design and I think it would look great.
On the other hand, the vintage hourglass also really stands out to me. The rectangle and supports would be made out of a nice wood finish. In the center I think yellow sand would look better for the vintage aesthetic, as yellow sand feels “older” to me than white sand. It would also match the wood better. The supports also remind me of vintage furniture, with lots of ovals and circle sticking out.
Overall, I think I will scratch the modern idea and go with one of the ones I sketched above.