Annette Rosendal 

In Memory Of
My design is a sustainable urn in oak wood placed on a home altar of oak and sandstone, serving as a memorial or even a memento mori.

Annette Rosendal

E: a.rosendal70@gmail.com

T: +45 27 57 97 73

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My design

Death and grief are huge taboos in northern Europe. Despite the fact that we all, probably several times in life, will meet the loss of a close family member or a friend, we don´t talk about our grief. This often leaves the bereaved feeling lonely.

My design is a sustainable urn in oak wood placed on a home altar of oak and sandstone, serving as a memorial or even a memento mori. As a small mourning ritual, you can write with brush and water on the sandstone. Within a few minutes, the writing will disappear, and you can consider the words sent.

The presence of the home altar in your home is also meant to help visitors give words to the grief. 

My inspiration

My inspiration to make a home altar comes from cultures like i.e. Mexico where they have rich traditions of celebrating the life of the deceased.

I was driven by a wish to create  alternative traditions and rituals in the mourning process that could prevent loneliness and help people cope with the grief by breaking the taboo. The form of the urn is inspired by the acorn, which symbolises the Resurrection.   

Good furniture design is adding value in terms of aesthetic and functionality into the daily life. By working with sustainability in all aspects of product design, my choices of materials, etc. contribute to preserving our planet and to making consumerism more environmentally conscious. 

Annette

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