The Diamant Coffin was launched to coincide with Tommerup Kister's centenary in October 2010. Developed by Tommerup Kister and Jacob Jensen Design.
Diamant 32 by Jacob Jensen Design – 2011 red dot award winner
Diamant 32 is inspired by the shape of a diamond. The highest point is aligned with the heart of the deceased and the surface of the coffin has been shaped in a way that a single flower can be placed at this exact spot.
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 Red Dot Design Award (styled "red dot design award") is an international product design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. There are prize categories for product design, design agencies, and design concepts. Since 1955, designers and producers can apply for the prizes with the winners being presented in an annual ceremony. Winning products are presented in the Red Dot Design Museum on the premises of the historical Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. The Red Dot Design Award has more than 11,000 submissions from 61 countries.