The funeral industry has traditionally been conservative. We are now seeing a cultural shift away from the church-inspired crematoriums of the past to an emotionally connected, multi-faith building that can respond to the individuals personal choice, which may or may not include a ceremony.
Careful landscaping provides privacy for mourners, obscuring access roads and giving natural areas for reflection & remembrance in different garden & green spaces.
New crematorium designs work with the landscape to bring a tranquil quality to the building with the use of natural timbers in our catafalques and furniture, we are bringing the outside in.
New designs create an emotional, reflective and contemplative building, closely connected to nature, inclusive of a ceremonial hall and condolence space where food and drink can be served.
Donald McLaren family funeral directors commissioned Treske to make beech benches in the style and colour to match to older existing benches for use in the new build Airdrie Funeral Parlour chapel.
Treske designed and made frontals for the front row of benches in the same modern contemporary style. The funeral parlour chapel furniture brief also included an altar and table top lectern, made in beech to match the style of the benches.
We create furniture in different hardwoods, to work with the architecture of the building and provide comfortable seating which makes the best use of the space.
Maplewood Chapel is the larger of the two chapels at Stockton Crematorium, seating 120. The chapel has an emphasis on light and space with darker crematorium furniture contrasting with the lighter floor and walls. Furnished to the highest standard, the specially stained oak curved benches and a completely bespoke pedestal catafalque, combine to create and foster an atmosphere of respect and tranquillity.
Like the geography of the area and architecture of the building, we consider each project unique and reflect this in our individually tailored design work. We can refurbish existing chapels or install new designs that respond to the changes in design of crematoria.
The Eastbourne Crematorium pictured to the right was commissioned by Lewes and Eastbourne Councils in August 2018 and was completed in November 2018 . Treske were challenged to transform the interior of the main chapel included the following items: reworking and updating the existing catafalque by cladding with new oak panels and contrasting ebonised rails, supplying new solid oak benches for a chapel that featured removable sections in the front rows to facilitate wheelchair access. Treske also created bespoke crematoria furniture items including: a new lectern with integrated controls and AV features, an organ screen, pew frontals and a console table all with a design and finish that linked with the chapel interior.
At Treske we are constantly updating our portfolio of new designs and responding to the challenges of change the specialist crematorium, chapel and funeral home sectors bring us. If you are planning a new project or refurbishment please contact us.