Are Funerals for the living or the dead?
Should this question even be asked? Is the final farewell even open for change? Or is it a ceremony unlike any other in a humans life stay the way it was always been? Some of us may feel these questions are disrespectful to the profoundness of death. Funerals are often stoic and serious occasions and should remain unchanged through the test of time. For this audience, the funeral industry is available to suit these needs. However, for the audience who are open to other options, the availability of these funerals is a lot harder to find. Sydney Coffins is one of the first in the Australian funeral industry to offer Custom Designed Funerals which caters for these needs.
My mobile is more customised than my funeral
In my opinion, humans often yearn to shine and stand apart from the masses. The retail sector has seen consumers demand customised products which reflect our individuality. For example, our tech devices can have image background, our number plates on our cars can be personalised and the list goes on. Production lines around the world have long been adjusted to make products which allow us to confirm and display our individuality. We have very much become a society that rejects the ‘one size fits all product’. However, when it comes to our final day in front of our loved ones the current system mainly offers us a monotone product.
Having worked in the death industry for quite some time l have come to one conclusion. Death is a topic people shun from, but once the shell is tapped into the suggestions, opinions, needs that are voiced is endless. Therefore, l would not be surprised that when planning a funeral many of us will face a dire realisation. That, this ‘standard funeral’ l am going to buy is totally opposite and unfitting for the beloved deceased.”
Off the Shelf Funerals, VS Commemorating a Life- Not just Mourning a Death
Humans have displayed an endless ability to express ourselves over the ages. Our lives are often filled with values, experiences, hardships, adventure, relationships, the list is endless. Through our life, we make decisions that influence the way others perceive us. Such as the food we eat, the music we listen to, the clothes we wear. This expression of our individuality was extremely apparent in the baby boomer era. The baby boomer generation laid the groundwork for self-expression.
Funerals have generally stayed the same over the last century. However, there is a rise in funerals to distinctly represent the individuality of the beloved deceased person. These funerals hope to evoke emotions which generally are not present in a traditional standard funeral. The perception gathered from family and friends at funerals is often found in the ‘scene’ the location, products used, and other elements. A contemporary approach to perceiving death can be achieved through the elements of design, colour, and music to name a few. The funeral set has a powerful effect on both emotion and behaviour. Design and creativity have a great potential in providing a profound experience present in other important ceremonies.
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