Partners Mike Konigsfeld and Tom Brandl in Cologne, Germany have designed a coffin for gay male funerals. If you look carefully you can see that it is festooned with muscly naked men.
There’s no doubting the business sense behind the idea. As Mike says, “People are cutting back in the recession but the one group of consumers who still have high spending power are gay couples and very few people are designing for them in this market.”
Yes, there’s money to be made. Which is perhaps why, in Britain, the only gay funeral service I have come across, Pink Partings, is ‘partnered’ by our old friends Co-operative Funeralcare who, as they say, and we believe them, “operate in accordance with the values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.”