Death crosses our minds all the time, especially when we’re alone. We find ourselves thinking what will happen with the world when we’re not there anymore. We think how our loved ones will cope with a world where we are no longer there. We think whether the world will be a better place or a worse one when we’re no longer there. We wonder how long it will take to be forgotten that we ever existed.
The “Shelves for Life” is a piece of furniture that may follow us on our final journey. Designed by William Warren, these bookshelves last a lifetime and can be reassembled as a coffin.
In his website, Warren writes: “The wood will color, the surfaces will mark and stain, and over the years and the furniture will become a part of you. When you die, the shelves can be taken apart and reassembled as a coffin. The brass plate under the bottom shelf, that tells the story about this transformation, is then flipped over and your dates inscribed on it.”
The eco-friendly shelves were first launched during the 2005 London Design Festival at the British Library. Ever since then, people have loved this idea.
HT: Bored Panda
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