A desktop water fountain with calming visuals and sounds to ground a workspace.

Materials: Steel, Teak, Water, Pump, Plastic​

Processes: Sheet metal forming, TIG welding, Angle-grinding, Wood-working, Patina application​

Challenges: Creating a sufficient and consistent flow pattern required a lot of experimentation with the waterfall profile, flow rate, and surface tension.

Sketching & Design Exploration

Low-resolution Prototyping

CAD Model — Solid Works


Sheet metal cutting & bending
TIG welding & testing for water-tightness
Assembly, integration of water pump, & functional testing
Making adjustments — angle-grinding a notch into the profile & retesting
Woodworking Teak using wood glue, Japanese saw, and table saw
Final patina application

Finished Product