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New coffin 1 — the Curve

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Behold the Curve coffin developed in Tenterden, Kent, by Andy Clarke. 

Andy says, “I always knew that there was room for a different type of coffin. I couldn’t understand why there was so little choice for what is, at the end of the day, an essential item in all of our lives.

“My desire was to make a softer curved product, that moved away from the angular harshness of the traditional shape that’s been with us for hundreds of years, and yet retain the traditional robustness of timber in its manufacture.”

Andy has a fledgling website up here

What do you think of it? 



4 comments on “New coffin 1 — the Curve

  1. Monday 7th January 2013 at 7:00 am

    […] NOTE — We have featured Andy’s adventures with his innovative Curve coffin from the very beginning. Here, he describes the experience of exhibiting at a Christmas shopping event organised by his […]

  2. Monday 17th December 2012 at 11:33 am

    […] We first featured Andy back in April here.  […]

  3. Thursday 4th October 2012 at 8:00 am

    […] tells me that he has refined the Curve coffin since we featured him on the blog back in April, and he’s very pleased with the way it looks […]

  4. Thursday 19th April 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I happen to like it. Bread bin it may resemble, but those are lovely, homely, full of promise things.
    The clever and dedicated man is unlikely to get wealthy on it in my opinion, but I would certainly offer it to a family.
    Nice website.
    Rock ‘n roll name “The Curve”, too!

  5. Thursday 19th April 2012 at 12:02 pm

    See I was thinking ‘breadbin’

  6. Wednesday 18th April 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Interesting…..but it doesn’t go anyway near some of the intricate carved wooden coffins that they make in Africa. I concur with Walt that it does just resemble a barrel a tad too much.

  7. walt

    Wednesday 18th April 2012 at 4:22 pm

    If I wanted to be buried in a barrel, I’d buy a barrel instead.

    It lacks a certain aesthetic.

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