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Coffins to die for

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 06 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:850
  1. Colin Martin (, independent consultant in healthcare communication
  1. London

    Crazy Coffins, an exhibition at Brewery Arts, Cirencester, United Kingdom, until 5 November, and then, as Cemetery: Design, at Museum Bellerive, Zürich, Switzerland, from 11 November until 1 April 2006

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    Unsuspecting visitors to Brewery Arts, a contemporary crafts centre in the Cotswolds, might be in for a shock. The gallery, which usually exhibits ceramics, glass, textiles, and furniture, is showing work that is decidedly different from its usual Arts and Crafts fare—a collection of unconventional, life size coffins. Although they have already been exhibited in Germany and some will be shown in Zürich (in a wider exhibition, named Cemetery: Design) they were built by a long established coffin manufacturing company in …

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