Catafalques are designed and made to order by Treske. Each catafalque design depends on the requirements of the crematorium. The design will cover aesthetics including a wide range of woods and different finishes.
Practical requirements are also considered such as the types of rollers required which can include multidirectional omni-castors to allow for easy loading and repositioning of the coffin. Bariatric loading is now a common requirement of modern day crematoria and sometimes the ability to be able turn the entire platform through 90 degrees, or even to lower the coffin down inside the catafalque.
Treske design and make a wide range of altars and tables for ecclesiastical use. Those in crematoriums are often more understated, but as a symbolic focal point can be objects of beauty and made to the highest possible standards of craftsmanship. A small altar or movable table while mostly seen as an additional side table will, when appropriate be used as catafalque for a smaller or child’s coffins.
Treske supplied a new lectern with integrated controls and AV features, redesigned the catafalque base and developed a striking design style for the crematoria furniture. The oak benches with upholstered seats and frontals used the same design as the catafalque and reader.
Crematoria furniture including the reception desk, catafalques for two chapels with seating on curved benches designed especially by Treske, with console tables, flower stands and a lectern with full audio visual and curtain controls installed.
The new furniture consisted of a bespoke catafalque, console table, ambo-style lectern incorporating audio visual controls, and the main committal curtains and voile.