Floral Messages

Floral Messages

A funeral service should be a far more personal and loving affair, Hedwig Hulshof decided. Her coffin design is a cocoon made of cardboard and paper mulch, so that it is bio-degradable. The body is returned to nature. Instead of the traditional screws to close the coffin, Hulshof uses ceramic buttons. ‘They close the coffin in a soft and respectful manner.’ The announcement card includes a floral message, after writing a personal memory or message on it, you can fold it into a flower. During the ceremony you can place it on the coffin and the deceased is covered by a field of flowers. ‘Floral messages diminish the distance to the dead person and create involvement. You literally achieve closure, of your emotions and of the coffin.’

Hedwig Hulshof