Desktop Sand Windows

Bring a calming, natural presence and a sense of wonder to your office or home with this work of sand art.
created by

Klaus Bosch

$90.00

Klaus Bosch created by

Klaus Bosch

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Shifting Sands

Ever changing, this sand art is an awesome microcosm of natural elements and landscapes. Give the frame a gentle tilt or a more extreme angle and watch as the flow and speed of the falling sands form tiny deserts, mountains, clouds, rain, oceans and smoke, all ebbing and flowing into one another.

There is an eternal and yet fleeting quality about this interactive art, and the sparkling sand will mesmerize as it becomes a tiny primordial universe right there on your desk. Created by Klaus Bosch and handmade in Austria, this inventive artwork will bring a calming, natural presence and a sense of wonder to your office or home.

Available in Black Beech Wood, Cherry or Natural Beech Wood - sold separately.

Click here to see it turning.

Click here to view the windows in action!

Click here for more info about this item from the manufacturer
And click here for instructions.

Includes a small syringe with needle for adding and removing water and air, which helps regulate and maintain the device and makes sand flow more slowly or more quickly. Regulation, which is rarely required, should be done by adults only. Instructions included.

Want to make a statement? See our Oversized Octagonal Sand Art here and our Oversized Shifting Sand Art here!

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Austria

Klaus Bosch

created by

Klaus Bosch

location

Austria

Long fascinated by science, the cosmos, and the stars, "Sandman" Klaus Bosch creates interactive pictures based on the beauty that can be found in the natural entropy of substances like sand. A talented craftsman, his designs celebrate the idea of being part of the bigger picture of the universe.

Handmade
Made from
glass, metal, sand, walnut wood, beech wood
Measurements
13" L x 2.4" W x 8.5" H; 2.8 lbs.
Notes
Click here to learn about the Science of Sand Art.
Item ID
19589

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsDesktop Sand Windows
 
4.6

(based on 93 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (73)
  • Easy to install (21)
  • Unifies environment (15)
  • Calming (4)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Display (58)
  • Gifts (53)
  • Ambience (42)
  • Home (38)
  • Foyer (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (11), Decorator (11), Artist (9), Looking to fill space (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (59), No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An unusual "I Love You"

I was looking for the perfect Valentine's gift that wasn't pink or red or edible. I wanted something lasting that would make my loved one smile whenever he saw it. This VERY cool item...Read complete review

I was looking for the perfect Valentine's gift that wasn't pink or red or edible. I wanted something lasting that would make my loved one smile whenever he saw it. This VERY cool item fit the bill perfectly. It's a "zen" kind of art form, and when there are long conference calls, it allows the soul to appreciate the falling of the sands and the always different landscapes it creates, never distracting--your mind remains sharp--but you're relaxed. So much nicer than squeezing one of those ugly stress balls! And, as an added benefit, it's a draw for anyone who enters his office, always resulting in an appreciative response. This is such a cool gift...it's really great to give it and to receive it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's nice, but

It's nice enough, I guess. However, the frame and stand are very disappointing. I selected "cherry" as the finish (choosing between cherry and black). The frame, however,...Read complete review

It's nice enough, I guess. However, the frame and stand are very disappointing. I selected "cherry" as the finish (choosing between cherry and black). The frame, however, appears to be unstained and is just a plain light pine color and NOT the rich cherry stain shown in the catalog and online. That is a huge disappointment. Will attach a photo for comparison with the picture on the website.

The glass is dirty. I've tried cleaning it with a paper towel sprayed with glass cleaner but it appears that the spotting is on the inside. If you have suggestions for cleaning other than glass cleaner please share. Will attach a photo.

Most often the sand forms a flat "beach" when it's done which is boring, but occasionally it will form a dune or two. I've adjusted the air a little, and may try adding a little water - but I don't want to mess with it too much because the syringe needle is so fine I'm afraid I'll bend it. Jury's out on whether or not it works well, or just so so.

Lastly, while it's a pretty little toy the price does seem excessive for what this is; seems like half the cost would make more sense. However, I'm the one who bought it, and I knew the price when I did so. I would not, however, buy another one or recommend it to anyone based on "bang for the buck".

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5.0

Excellent gift for coworker

By 

from Phoenix

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

Purchased for my managers nephrology nurses week. I was in the zen/peaceful mindset when giving gifts this year and the sand windows were a hit with all of them.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

The Birthday Boy loved it!!

By 

from Orange County, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • being​ able to choose​ the​ day​ it​ arrived​

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

      He set it up in no time!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Mesmerizing fun!

      By 

      from Indianapolis

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

      You have to work with it a while to get all the sand wet and flowing. But, playing with it is fun and relaxing!
      Is like picture depicts, so no surprises.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Was gift wrapped nicely and arrived quickly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is a dream. We already want to get 3 more.

      By 

      from Los Altos CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

      This is just dreamy to watch, and I am so glad it came with the air and water adjuster, because not having some control would drive us all batty. This is a wonderful piece that I highly recommend.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Totally absorbing and beautiful!

      By 

      from Laguna Beach

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

      We turn this over multiple times each day. Each of the resulting sand sculptures and scapes is enchanting.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No
       
      5.0

      So Entertaining!

      By 

      from Birmingham, Alabama

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

      This was a hit at Christmas! My husband loves it and it's so much fun seeing the different creations it makes!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Would not recommend

      By 

      from Aptos, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

      Im giving it 3 weeks to adjust to my climate. I have adjusted air. Still not flowing.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Prompt delivery. Pkg well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No
       
      5.0

      Mezmorizing!!

      By 

      from Ct

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

      Nice design and well made. Good instructions for maintaining product. Will definitely consider as a gift for others next season!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No
       
      5.0

      Such a great gift!

      By 

      from Queensland, Australia

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

      I got this for my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it. It sits on our coffee table and its incredible the different patterns and even pictures that it makes. Its really easy to use and its never the same pattern twice

      Service and delivery comments:

      I live in Australia and it came within 2 weeks. I could also track it the whole way which was reassuring. The product came very well packaged and was not damaged at all

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
       
      4.0

      Beautiful but broken

      By 

      from Seattle, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Desktop Sand Windows:

      Bought as a birthday gift. Arrived with one wooden side detached, no time to return. Not a huge deal, bought some wood glue and fixed but it was a little embarrassing when he opened the box. Overall, a good product. Beautiful.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes

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