Stylish send-off; bespoke coffins on show in London
Coffins shaped as planes, cars and lions draw the crowd at Southbank festival
A collection of bespoke coffins have gone on show at the South Bank centre in London this week as part of an exhibition to celebrate life and death. Coffins in the shape of a lion and a car are displayed. (All images are courtesy of Getty Images). The coffins have been designed by 'Crazy Coffins' in Nottingham and the famous 'Pa Joe' workshop in Ghana. The exhibition titled Death: Festival for the Living, is supposed to be a celebration of life and death. A coffin in the shape of a Rolls Royce car is displayed above. The exhibition runs from January 20 – 29, with a number of novel design including a coffin in the shape of an egg. The creative caskets are meant to shed a new light on the subject of death. Other unexpected designs include a skip, a plane, Mercedes, giant cocoa bean and a guitar. South Bank employee Lara Delaney looks inside a coffin in the shape of a lion at the centre. Delaney also stands besides a coffin in the shape of a skier. One customer Richard Mullard wants to be buried in his skis. Another, Malcolm Brocklehurst, wants to go out in a plane. Above is a coffin shaped as a train.