Man i wanna be THAT tree!
This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die!
You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition.
His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer.
The Bios Urn is a patented design of Estudimoline, the design company of Gerard Moline, a Catalan artist and product designer who designed Bio Urn for animals in 1999. http://patentados.co...degradable.html
But! That is not the only design! There is also the "Spirit Tree"
One big thinker, José Fernando Vázquez Pérez, tells us this urn is certainly not the only one on the market, nor the first. In Mr. Pérez's opinion, the urn his company manufactures, called The Spirit Tree, is a superior design. The Spirit Tree is a "seed-like container designed to function as a biodegradable two-piece cinerary urn that grows into a living memorial in the form of a tree." The Spirit Tree urn, Pérez told Big Think, is "much cooler" than the design of "the Spanish dude!!!" Indeed, The Spirit Tree has won a number of design awards, and was a finalist in many others as well. So we decided to let Pérez have a run for his money on this design forum, and we are putting the question out to you:
Which urn would you like to have your remains placed in?