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Bringing Death Back to Life. Design: Carmen López Brio. Photography courtesy Carmen López Brio.

Carmen López Brio's Death Back To Life

Spanish designer Carmen López Brio's project, Bringing Death Back to Life, reimagines death rituals in the west.

"While other cultures honour death, in the Western world, we do not accept it. Yet, familiarity with death is a way of making peace with the human condition", says Brio.

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Bringing Death Back to Life. Design: Carmen López Brio.

With ‘Bringing Death Back to Life,’ Brio rethinks the way we die in three personal pieces rooted in old traditions. The first is a bronze ring marking a final outfit – a physical reminder of that inevitable moment.

The second is a coffin of flowers. Soft and tender, it reminds us that death is natural. The last piece is a bronze nail that rusts with time, providing loved ones with everlasting proof of the departed’s existence. Such nails could be placed in public, amid the flurry of life.

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Bringing Death Back to Life. Design: Carmen López Brio.


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Bringing Death Back to Life. Design: Carmen López Brio.

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