This Modern Coffin Carriage is an Avant-Garde Take on Antique Designs

By: Amelia Roblin - Mar 6, 2015
References: hamidbekradi & yankodesign
Only the young at heart would elect to have this modern coffin carriage used within his funeral procession, for it embodies a style of design that's certainly not trapped in the past. Interestingly, the machines of old have conceptually inspired this cutting-edge coach; however, the finished product is as streamlined and slick as a futuristic space-travel equipment.

Hamid Bekradi looked to the great wheels of military and funerary carts to influence an exaggerated version. Taking advantage of relatively recent developments in hub-less wheel technology, the designer was able to free up the entire space inside the shallow cylindrical car. Glossy metal on the outside, the modern coffin carriage has a quilted fabric interior to cushion the casket, providing a flashy horse-drawn 'Last Ride.'