Joyful Urns Celebrate Life & Improve Experience of Death
The series of five stoneware cremation urns has been conceived for UK will-writing start-up Farewill, as part of a dialogue set on bringing more creativity and personality to end-of-life rituals.
Booth advocates the use of art and the positive power of colour to make death more approachable and to bring joy to how we are commemorated. Read Covid-19 Colour Response for more on psychological colour.
Hand-painted with bold floral patterns in uplifting hues, his slip-built urns are intended to reflect the vibrancy of life. Three-dimensional decorative handles and lids, from which owners can display flowers, allow for extra personalisation, all-in-all, creating an optimistic and celebratory keepsake that can be treasured and displayed.
Farewill is offering up the five urns on its website to those they resonate with – people just have to apply online.
For an industry traditionally devoid of creativity and choice, this collaboration highlights the opportunity in more meaningful, expressive and unconventional design for end-of-life services and products. For more new approaches, see Reframing Death and The Death-Positive Movement.
Creative self-expression – and its influence on decorative aesthetics – is a theme we’ve been tracking recently. See our A/W 22/23 Colour & Material Direction Verve for visual inspiration.