Offing is a proposal for the manufacturing process and design of bespoke cremation urns. All urns are designed using our custom parametric software which is based on the patterns of growth found in nature resulting in every design being throughly unique. The height of the urn surface is determined by the age of the deceased similarly to the tree growth rings thus referencing the life process in nature. The shape of the container volume is determined by the algorithm we designed to fit the amount of ashes left behind after cremation. The high quality finishes make it possible to store the urn indoors, in cemetery or even in normal outdoor conditions. Each Offing cremation urn is exclusively crafted for the deceased person using rapid manufacturing processes and thus providing a novel alternative to the ecology of widely available mass-produced container urns.
In collaboration with Jaak Kaevats.