Tactile Perception

This concept is a suggestion to change our burial habits, specifically cremation, into a biodegradable system. Funerals are stressful. Giving family members something they can hold on to can reduce stress levels, especially when it is a mini-urn, a tactile device that can help say goodbye during the service.

Each mini-urn holds a symbolic part of the ashes, is made from a different kind of wood, polished softly, and shaped to fit the form of our hands. Following the service all mini-urns are gathered in the lid of the main urn, which forms a shallow vessel, and the body is buried as a whole. 

Tactile Perception will be shown at the Furniture Fair in Stockholm 2017. It is part of the Exhibition NOW/THEN of the School of Industrial Design at Lund University.