Coffins you’ll love to die for, collection made for your death

Andrea Divirgilio / April 10, 2008

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You would hate yourself for reading this and even more for loving it. Well, I am talking about the coffins. We all are always busy thinking of new ideas to make our colleagues and neighbors envy by flashing our luxurious stuff. But only till the time we are alive. Let’s carry on with the custom even in the graveyard. Here is a list of designer, luxurious, and eco-friendly coffins for those who would like to make the funerals of their near and dear ones very special. You could even book one for yourself when you are alive :) . Some of the listed coffins are not for sale or have been used already by some enthusiasts. Check out the whole list after the jump.

One-of-a-kind Coffins

∙ Uono Cocoon

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The coffin designer, Andreas Spiegel struck with this revolutionary idea at the fateful time of burying his father, when he took note of the fact that the vast majority of coffins are rectangular, heavy and heavily ornate, which inspired him to the extent that he switched streams from management consultant to a professional coffin maker. The Cocoon is an ovoid shaped box made out of natural materials like soy-based resin and jute-lining and finished with high-gloss varnish, which unlike traditional coffins, will decompose 10-15 years after being placed into the ground. Apart from the selection of premium quality materials, the designer coffin features high-class workmanship too. The aesthetic design is available in fourteen colors along and haute-couture finish with silk-lining over the jute-finish. The environment-friendly coffin comes for a designer price tag of $3,500.

∙ Star Trek Coffin

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Well, plenty of Star Trek weddings by now. How about a Star Trek funeral? The Star Trek Coffin comes from the house of Eternal Image and looks to be the perfect one for Star War fan club. The casket features Federation insignia on the inside and handles. The STAR TREK Casket is inspired by the popular “Photon Torpedo” design seen in STAR TREK II: The Wrath of Kahn.

∙ 1958 Chevy Biscayne Coffin

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It’s time to take a look at how a Hot-rodder would prefer to rest-in for the final journey! James D. Calabrese, a hot-rod enthusiast in Orange County, was buried in a coffin tricked out in Calabrese’s gunmetal gray casket with chrome and aluminum parts from his beloved 1958 Chevy Biscayne. The coffin features parts of his Chevy complete with license plates and dangling dice. Near the headers, aluminum decals cut in the shape of flames provided the finishing touch.

∙ Alarm Coffin

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Just like its name, the alarm coffin helps the dead victim ring an alarm in case he is the victim of wrong judgment and is declared dead. The excellent concept is designed by Vitaly Malyukov, a Russian inventor. The casket is outfitted with alarm buttons for those buried alive by mistake. The victim can push the button to raise the alarm at a control panel in the office of a cemetery caretaker. Though, it won�t be funny sight for sure to see a dead man walking, but who knows who the blessed one to come to life again what if one in millions.

∙ Coffin Motorcycle Trailer

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Here come the Kasiyan, a lightweight Coffin Trailer to compliment your custom ride. The high quality casket motorcycle trailer touts fibreglass construction and chrome trim. The flush mounted LED tail and signal lights help you through the traffic jams. The coffin trailer also rocks marine upholstery and can be customized with a range of color and trim options. Priced at US $10,995.

Custom Designed Coffins?

∙ Crazy Coffins

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Why simply bury your dead body in that old boring box. Won’t you like it to be placed in some a gorgeous trailer, a guitar, or some egg-shaped thing? If yes, Crazy Coffins are your cup of tea. They make caskets are all kind of people, be it the skateboarders and skiers, a building contractor who wishes to be buried in a big yellow dumpster and a woman who’d like to get stuffed into an oversized egg.

∙ Custom Ga Coffins

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Whether you want to be buried in one or not, these coffins are to die for. The Ga coffins are world famous and have been featured in National Geographic. The Ga coffin carpenters of Ghana have the talent to reproduce anything. One of the many custom made caskets is the Nokia phone coffin that looks to be just the thing for geeks who just can’t live without their gadgetry, even after their death.

∙ Colorful Coffins

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Now, what say about uniquely personal and bespoke picture coffin designs for burial and cremation that celebrate the lives of a special person? Check out the Colorful Coffins, that offer you a range of template designs, each of which can be personalized with the addition of a photo, poem, or message you would like to dedicate to the departed soul. All designs are carefully applied by hand and all the materials involved are environmentally friendly and suitable for burial or cremation.

Eco-Friendly Coffins

∙ EcoPod

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It’s the best one meant for the guys having strong eco values. Ecopods are environmentally sound coffins made from 100% recycled paper and natural hardeners. These nature inspired lightweight caskets look like snap peas or yoga sneakers and are made of recycled newsprint and office paper held together with a vegetable cellulose hardener. After the pods are sanded down, they’re overlaid with handmade paper made from mulberry leaves and extracts of silk, then imprinted with dove, Aztec sun or Celtic cross motifs.

∙ Eco Coffins

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Here is yet another coffin design for the eco-conscious people. Eco Coffins are 100% environmentally friendly, made from 90% recycled rigid honeycomb cardboard. The rigid honeycomb construction provides strength and stability while being 100% biodegradable. The creative Eco Coffins are quite a hit in Hong Kong. Pricing for the custom Eco Coffins starts at £1500.

∙ Soul Ash Solace

Soul Ash Solace by Maximal Design is a combination cremation coffin and urn. The body is placed in this coffin made of eco-friendly corrugated board, papier-mâché and wood. On top of the coffin is a memory capsule which they call urn. The urn withstands the cremation process during which it will be coloured through the heat, to give it a personal patina. This is without doubt an appealing eco-design of a cremation coffin & urn. The idea behind the coffin is to create an environmentally-friendly solution to a ritual that can often be costly and polluting.

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No matter how you live or die, but make sure you depart like a KING

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