Eco-Friendly Transforming Bookshelf-Set – Coffin by William Warren

“The wood will color, the surfaces will mark and stain, and over the years and the furniture will become a part of you,” says William Warren, the creator of bookshelf-set that transforms into a coffin! “When you die, the shelves can be taken apart and reassembled as a coffin. The brass plate under the bottom shelf, that tells the story about this transformation, is then flipped over and your dates inscribed on it.” The first launch of these eco-friendly shelves was during the 2005 London Design Festival at the British Library. Since then, Warren even tried to offer a design to a Japanese company, that plan ended south as they were not too happy with the idea of being reminded of death constantly. “It’s not everyone who sees the charm but some do. People are very pleased when they realize the designs can be downloaded for free.” Interestingly Warren will send you a free personal design if you send him your measurements. He encourages you to get one for yourself explaining that it’s much better than the over-expensive regular coffin. “It will be a visible part of your life and will get coffee stains and burns on it. So it will mean more when you use it as shelves and it will mean more when you are buried in it.” I don’t know about you guys, but I am bought. I’m in, and I can’t wait to get in. You know what I mean… Well done Warren, well done!

“The wood will color, the surfaces will mark and stain, and over the years and the furniture will become a part of you.” – William Warren

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Photo credits: William Warren

“When you die, the shelves can be taken apart and reassembled as a coffin”

These shelves are designed to last you a lifetime.

The designs can be downloaded for free.

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Interestingly Warren will send you a free personal design if you send him your measurements.

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