Death Diamonds: Ultramodern Urns & Coffins
Like houses or furniture, caskets and other objects that house the deceased evolve in style and vary by culture – though this is curiously at odds with the intent of such vessels: to be timeless resting places for those who have passed on.
While modern and minimal, these Diamant Series containers by are also made to feel trans-generational – no ornate decor or carved wood details to give away a period or place. Instead, the forms are an allusion to the more universal shapes of diamonds – a solid and safe abode for an elegant and eternal rest.
In basic black or white, each vessel thus feels both strong and free from specific trends or particular traditions, with a key surface at the apex for placing a photograph, flower or other personalizing accent for the purposes of a funeral or memorial.
Still, as we have all seen before, even the most timeless-looking, multi-faceted (metaphorically and otherwise) objects can appear dated just a few decades later … so truly only time will tell (since the dead cannot testify).
Via UK funeral services company Lymn, where you can actually order one of these:
“The Diamant Series is a collection of contemporary coffins from the Scandinavian design studio Jacob Jensen Design. A timeless and universal line of coffins and urns developed in partnership with established coffin manufacturer Tommerup Kister. The series comprises of three coffins, the Diamant 14, Diamant 26 and Diamant 32. The coffins have either 14, 26 or 32 facets, and it is these numbers that also give their names.”
“Wooden coffin with 32 facets. Available in silk matt black or white with six painted solid birch handles. Constructed from Nordic Birch plywood, the Diamant series marks a break from the traditional use of valuable hardwoods, and offers a more sustainable approach. The coffin interiors are upholstered with a modest, butterfly-patterned organic cotton, inspired by the wild surrounds of the Jacob Jensen Design studio in Hejlskov. Price: £2,499.00 This price includes VAT where applicable.”