Odd shaped bespoke coffins form part of new exhibition

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CurioLola

2015-08-19 13:21:01

Bespoke coffins in the shape of everything from a mobile phone to a Sainsbury's lorry form part of an exhibition at the Birmingham based museum Coffin Works.

The coffins were made by Nottingham company Crazy Coffins who create bespoke and often unconventionally shaped coffins for their clients. The company's origins date back to Victorian England but it wasnt until an elderly woman turned up at their workshop asking for help in completing a  Red Arrows coffin that the company really came into its own.

Shortly after the company were inundated with inreasingly lavish requests for unusual coffins-ranging from a canal boat coffin to a sledge coffin. 

Now their creative caskets will be displayed in Birmingham along with artwork from the Ladywood Project in an exhibition that is set to run into October. 

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