Nick Bowker-Napp

Product – a-form Coffin

My focus as an emerging designer is a clear human-centered design process informed by 2D ideation and 3D physical rapid prototyping. With design as a tool I aim to enrich and diversify the world around me by creating outcomes which are both empathetic and ecologically conscious.

How can I use my product design skills to help people through bereavement? This was the question which started my final project, a-form, a DIY assembly moulded paper and plywood coffin. The a-form coffin gives the bereaved community a tactile interaction to tie into and begin the journey of grief together.

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Fully assembled a-form coffin.
Side view of a-form base.
Birds eye view of shroudbearer configuration.
Side view of a-form assembled.