The Moment Coffee Table is Shaped from the Sands of an Hourglass

 - Mar 22, 2012
References: shinobu-koizumi & design-milk
Freeze time with the Moment coffee table. Although inspired by an hourglass, it is not made out of actual glass. This is because the piece of furniture doesn’t actually take on the shape of the hourglass itself. Instead, it mimics the form of the falling sand within.

Created by Japanese designer Shinobu Koizumi, the Moment coffee table makes time stand still. Made entirely out of blue-dyed sand, the mid-point is even semi-transparent to represent the slow fall of the grains. Koizumi writes, "I want to stop time, even if it is impossible. [...]Hourglass is a symbol of passage of time. I think that if falling sands could be stopped, time would also stop."

The resulting piece of furniture is stunning and bright.