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Dust to dust

Andersson, Liv (2008) In Diploma work IDEM01 20082
Industrial Design
Abstract
The aim of the project is to get a holistic picture of
what happens to a person from the moment she dies
till she is buried – transport, storage, ceremony etc.
What can be done to adapt this procedure to the demands
of the environment? Changing the material of
a coffin is only one way of making the funeral closer to
a total adaptation to the environment. I cannot change
the contaminating burial methods at the moment but
I can change what is put into the incinerator or into
the ground – the material. The result is three coffins
and three urns made of a biodegradable chalk material
(Entrepreneur: Åke Rosén). The calcium works as a
neutralizer of the acid leakage from cemeteries. Furthermore,
less energy needs to be added during... (More)
The aim of the project is to get a holistic picture of
what happens to a person from the moment she dies
till she is buried – transport, storage, ceremony etc.
What can be done to adapt this procedure to the demands
of the environment? Changing the material of
a coffin is only one way of making the funeral closer to
a total adaptation to the environment. I cannot change
the contaminating burial methods at the moment but
I can change what is put into the incinerator or into
the ground – the material. The result is three coffins
and three urns made of a biodegradable chalk material
(Entrepreneur: Åke Rosén). The calcium works as a
neutralizer of the acid leakage from cemeteries. Furthermore,
less energy needs to be added during the
cremation since the material already has high energy
content. I try to fill gaps on the market with my new
designs. The coffins on the Scandinavian market look
very similar. The chalk material generates new coffin
designs. Free forming opens up for endless design
possibilities and fulfills the demand for variation and
personalization. It is hard to totally break with the traditions
when designing a coffin. Even if the trend is
that the ceremonies get more and more personalized
the security of tradition is still important. Therefore I
made one concept quite classic, one simple, timeless
one for a broad target group and one more conceptual
soft shape. Benefits with the coffins, compared to
ordinary ones, are that they only contain one material
– no screws, lacquer etc. is added. They are stackable
and weigh much less than wooden ones and are
therefore better concerning transportation and ergonomics. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Liv
supervisor
organization
course
IDEM01 20082
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
publication/series
Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/EX--08/5077--SE
ISSN
ISRN
language
English
id
1496500
date added to LUP
2012-11-07 14:42:27
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2012-11-07 14:42:27
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  abstract     = {The aim of the project is to get a holistic picture of
what happens to a person from the moment she dies
till she is buried – transport, storage, ceremony etc.
What can be done to adapt this procedure to the demands
of the environment? Changing the material of
a coffin is only one way of making the funeral closer to
a total adaptation to the environment. I cannot change
the contaminating burial methods at the moment but
I can change what is put into the incinerator or into
the ground – the material. The result is three coffins
and three urns made of a biodegradable chalk material
(Entrepreneur: Åke Rosén). The calcium works as a
neutralizer of the acid leakage from cemeteries. Furthermore,
less energy needs to be added during the
cremation since the material already has high energy
content. I try to fill gaps on the market with my new
designs. The coffins on the Scandinavian market look
very similar. The chalk material generates new coffin
designs. Free forming opens up for endless design
possibilities and fulfills the demand for variation and
personalization. It is hard to totally break with the traditions
when designing a coffin. Even if the trend is
that the ceremonies get more and more personalized
the security of tradition is still important. Therefore I
made one concept quite classic, one simple, timeless
one for a broad target group and one more conceptual
soft shape. Benefits with the coffins, compared to
ordinary ones, are that they only contain one material
– no screws, lacquer etc. is added. They are stackable
and weigh much less than wooden ones and are
therefore better concerning transportation and ergonomics.},
  author       = {Andersson, Liv},
  issn         = {ISRN},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Dust to dust},
  year         = {2008},
}