Italian Designers “re-design” Death…


Today on Seattle’s Morning News I talked to Italian Designer Raoul Bretzel about the company he co-founded called, “Capsula Mundi” that seeks to challenge the manner in which we are buried across the world today and the impacts on the planet.

The duo designed an egg-shaped pod, made of biodegradable material, where our departed loved ones are placed for burial. Ashes will be held in small egg-shaped urns while bodies will be laid down in a fetal position in larger pods. The Capsula will then be buried as a seed in the earth. A tree, chosen in life by the deceased, will be planted on top of it and serve as a memorial for the departed and as a legacy for posterity and the future of our planet. Family and friends will continue to care for the tree as it grows. Cemeteries will acquire a new look and, instead of the cold grey landscape we see today, they will grow into vibrant woodlands.

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