Not many people like to think about death, let alone work on a project where it is the main focal point. But German designer Florian Kainz thought it was important to bring back funeral rituals to Western culture and decided to create a vehicle that celebrated someone’s life after their soul had left their bodies.
His final degree show project was heavily influenced by architecture: The concept’s shell is reusable and moves autonomously. Within this is a ‘shroud’ made of biodegradable plastic that is created from a digital echo based on mathematical calculations. Some parts of this shroud are left off so family members can add their own as a final gesture at the funeral.