Traditional coffins normally have a typical rectangular box-like form with six sides that taper near the shoulders. The European casket or coffin come in various shapes and sizes. Japanese coffins have essentially been barrel-shaped. These days, a lot of designer coffins are being made which are innovative and reflect a part of today. Here are certain stylish coffins that depart the dead in style.
Eco-friendly is the way to go – whether you are alive or dead. Creative Coffins has come out with coffins that are made out of 60 percent recycled wood pulp and paper. These coffins come in a variety of designs which can also be customized. This is a great way to save on wood and still serve the purpose!
The guitar shaped coffin was specially made for a music lover by Vic Fearn and Company, from the United Kingdom. This company specializes in making bizarre coffins. A coffin that suits your personality or achievements in life, is something that makes you want to plan your funeral well before time!
The ecopod is a biodegradable coffin made out of organic materials that is handmade by using a very labor-intensive method of using 100 percent recycled paper and then hardening it in a natural way. This is later covered in a paper, made out of 100 percent mulberry bark that is naturally dyed for the different ecopod colors. This eco-friendly coffin is a great way to save the world from deforestation that is happening at an alarming rate, and provide a natural form of burial to the deceased.
Soul Ash Solace
This coffin called Soul Ash Solace is a creation by Maximal Design of Belgium. This simple and classic coffin design is made out of papier-mâché, wood and corrugated cardboard, making it completely biodegradable. This coffin would prove to be budget-friendly. On top of the coffin is placed a stainless steel urn that personalizes the coffin.
Hand-Carved Nokia Coffin
According to the Ga tradition, you are supposed to be buried in a casket that depicts your livelihood or how you lived during your lifetime. Samuel, the designer of these innovative coffins, was initially working as an apprentice to a coffin maker in order to earn money for paying his tuition fees. However, later, he was given an opportunity by eShopAfrica for making coffins and the Nokia coffin is an example of his high quality craftsmanship.
iPhone Geek Coffins
Creative Coffins, is engaged in the designing and manufacture of custom-made coffins. The iPhone coffin is one of their creations. They have solutions to whatever the requirement may be and can create almost any kind of design from dignified to humorous – they can do it all.
The Alarm coffin is a very novel design that assists a dead person (who happens to be alive) to ring the alarm for help. This is a brilliant idea design by the Russian designer Vitaly Malyukov, who has provided a solution for some rare cases, in which live people were declared dead. In such instances, the so-called ‘dead’ victim can raise an alarm by pushing the button and get out of the coffin!
Uono Cocoon Coffin
The Uono Cocoon Coffin is a stylish casket that is priced at a whopping $ 3,500. This glossy coffin can be yours in any fourteen colors, and you can even request for your own color by using the Haute Couture service of the company. This biodegradable coffin is made out of jute and is coated with a varnish that is water-based.
Life Art Coffins
The Life Art Coffins are an elegant way to be buried. Life Art is an Australian company that makes personalized and customized coffins that have a laminated finishing with digital imagery on it. These coffins are eco friendly.
The Ghanians are known for burying the deceased according to their traditions that require them to be placed in coffins that represent what the deceased did for a living or achieved in his/her lifetime. However, if the deceased had a desire that was not fulfilled, then that thought is reflected in the coffin so that it could be fulfilled in life after death. The Ghanaians spend lavishly in getting the coffins crafted to perfection, which is usually the work of skilled artisans there. This is truly a befitting way to say goodbye to people you most loved when they were alive.