Hungarian designer Adam Miklosi has created a brilliant design that finds the ultimate balance between aesthetics and function. His LR16 Disaster Coffin addresses the need for a mass-production casket that allows for the facilitation of dignified funeral rituals. Traditionally, in the case of multiple deaths caused by something like a natural disaster or armed combat, the uncaring and uncouth “body bag” has been employed for disposition. The practice, in effect, bars families from their right to say goodbye.
Miklosi’s elegant, efficient, and eco-friendly design facilitates these funeral rites and a family’s need for closure along with the need for a method of disposition that accommodates disaster situations.
From the designer:
“…Whether dealing with violent deaths in major disasters or in armed conflict, issues concerning the socio-cultural order of a community are valid. The inability to perform rituals condemns a family to a second death: the symbolic death of their loved one for the lack of a tomb that perpetuates his or her name and confers social worth to the deceased and his or her inclusion in the generational continuity of a family.”
… I focused on the experiences of the relatives and gave them an alternative, to keep their loved one in rest and respect. -Adam Miklosi
Source: The Daily Undertaker