Outside The Box Caskets is the brainchild of NZ designer Becs Bartells, who won the 2020 Australasian Design Innovation of the Year Award for her sustainable casket design.
Becs had the idea a decade ago after being surprised at the limited range of coffins available while preparing for her Nana’s funeral.
With a vision to create a funeral casket that not only looks different from a traditional casket but is also better for the environment, Becs put her Industrial Design skills to work and created a casket that met her goals of sustainability, quality and style.
With a further 2 years spent developing and refining the casket, Becs set up Outside The Box Caskets. Outside The Box Caskets, which are the first caskets of its kind in NZ to be certified by Natural Burials NZ, are now available to Funeral Homes all over NZ.