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.
The pictured bespoke crematorium furniture was made especially in ash to work with the architecture of the building. The iconic Howe 40/4 chairs were chosen to give the Scandinavian look the client and architect wanted. The chairs are linked by practical chrome book holders.
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. The oak benches shown in the image were specially stained to a dark colour to contrast with the lightness of the building. The benches are linked together and sit in a natural curve around the catafalque and matching lectern.
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.
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.