The Capsula Mundi project by designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel has developed an organic, biodegradable burial capsule that will turn the deceased’s body into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of their remains.
After being encapsulated in the fetal position, the deceased is buried and either a tree or tree seed is planted above their capsule. The project’s site already has a number of trees to choose from.
Now, the project is currently a concept because Italian forbids such burials. Although, if they were allowed to proceed the project aims to create full memorial parks full of trees instead of tombstones. Who doesn’t like the idea of visiting your love one as tree you could visit, care for and rest in its shade.
An Italian company came up with an eco-friendly alternative to coffins
Instead of visiting cemeteries, mourners will be able to visit sacred forests
Each client will be able to choose their favorite tree