A Topic Seldom Discussed
A very dear friend became terminally ill and asked if I would help her plan her farewell. I had no clue about how funerals happened, neither of us had had any experience of how to make the farewell a meaningful and loving experience for everyone concerned and what the steps and choices were. Funerals had always been an unmentionable topic in our families.
It was a privilege to help and together we researched the possibilities, at times we were disappointed with the options so we added our own personal touches. Together we planned a funeral service that was unmistakably fitting of her life well lived. This formed the basis to designing an ash container and range of urns that would give families new fresh options.
The urn needed to be opened easily and the ash container had to be resealable.
- I needed to touch and hold the urn so a handle was attached.
- The silk pouch was added because I wanted to hold the ashes without touching and perhaps even seeing the ash container.
- I wanted to make scattering the ashes a memorable event. Easy to open, tactile to hold, a scoop to scatter, without creating an air disturbance and the ash becoming airborne.
- I needed to be able to cover and carry the urn so the silk and cotton Foroski wrap was designed.
- Finally it was important to me to have items that would return to nature either on land or in the sea. The overall design had to be respectful, sophisticated and dignified so as to honour a special family member. MDF has been used for the Standard and Economy Urns and heavy cardboard used for the Biodegradable urns.
This is the outcome of two years research and development, I hope you find in these pages some help in an emotional and sad time. We trust this information has been informative and helpful in making your decisions.