Diamant coffin in RED high gloss. Developed with Jacob Jensen Design. The name refers to the coffin's 32 facets. White cotton upholstery in the lid. White cotton with butterfly print in the main coffin (see image).
Awards: Reddot Design Award 2011. Nominated German Design Award 2013. Brit Insurance Design Awards, Design Museum, London 2013.
Material: Scandinavian birch
Handles: 6 handles in birch
Upholstery in lid and main coffin including duvet and pillow
Decoration: Labels in alucoat shaped as a butterfly, cross or diamond. See related products.
Diamant urn to match the coffin - see related products.
Recommended retail price Euro 4.020.
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The new Diamant Coffin range from the Jacob Jensen Design studio combines contemporary design for the modern funeral. The Diamant is a timeless and universal range of coffins and urns developed together with the established coffin manufacturer Tommerup Kister. The Diamant range is a funeral collection of classic purity that breaks with the usual understanding of a coffin while, nevertheless, being instantly familiar and recognisable as a coffin.
In a field where respect and reverence are paramount, and through which tradition permeates, the design process involved has been thorough and meticulous. Jacob Jensen Design has found inspiration for their design in the shape of a diamond. The diamond is a simple and stately shape and symbolizes the perpetual, the pure and the exalted. It expresses a mood of respect and quiet beauty: a perfect combination of form and feeling.
Through the coffin’s clear lines and the contrasts between light and dark, the pure and classic form-language of Jacob Jensen Design is revealed. Light plays on the facets of the diamond, and, despite its sharp angles, the coffin attains a harmonious sculptural expression. The highest point of the coffin follows the line of the heart, and the surface is perfect for a simple, single flower to be placed above the heart. Available in black, white or red, the elegant form expresses a sense of respect and restfulness, without the need for extra adornment.
The coffin interior is upholstered with a modest, butterfly-patterned cotton, inspired by the wild, natural surroundings of the Jacob Jensen Design studio in Hejlskov, Denmark. This simple motif symbolizes the soul leaving the body, and combined with the diamond shape creates a vision of nature as both transient and eternal. The Diamant Urn follows the same clean lines, timeless design and respectful ethos.
The Diamant Range:
The Diamant Range comprises a collection of three coffins, Diamant 14, Diamant 26 or Diamant 32, plus an urn available in pure black, white or red. The red coffins and urns are vaialble in High Gloss versions only. The coffins have 14, 26 or 32 facets, and it is these numbers that also give their names. The Diamant Urn design has a cotton ribbon to suspend it with if it is buried.
In 1910, Anton Scharfe built his first coffin in his workshop in Tommerup on the scenic Danish island of Funen – the island where Hans Christian Andersen was born. It was here he founded his funeral directing company. Over a century, and four generations later, the Scharfe family still manufacture coffins.Today Tommerup Kister is one of Denmark’s leading coffin manufacturers, working with the same honesty and respect for the profession as when it started 100 years ago. Through the years the company has strengthened its environmental awareness. Sustainability is now one of the guiding principles, covering all aspects from the working environment through to the end product.
Tommerup coffins and urns.