Couches with a “Lifetime Guarantee”
Ok – so my inspiration point for this story is a bit morbid – but I tend to find the humor in everything life sends my way. As I sat kneeling in front of a casket at a recent wake, overcome by grief, I was made doubly upset by the coffin itself – it was HIDEOUS. Joking about this after the fact with an interior designer friend of mine, he turned me onto Coffin Couches.
The site reads: “We at Coffin Couches have the mindset of thinking “Green” and we know it is different but we strongly believe in recycling. Our niche happens to be 18 gauge steel coffins which we collected from local funeral homes primarily in Southern California.”
Seriously, coffins turned into high-end furnishings? And these…“unique”…seating options don’t come cheap, either; they retail for $2-6K plus shipping. The best part, “the six cast iron heavy duty legs are embossed with the universal biohazard insignia. The reason we utilize this sign is because safety is our utmost concern. If you are not aware, once a human body is placed in a coffin it is considered biohazard tissue. The legs have the embossed insignia for precautionary reasons in the event body fluids are exchanged on these coffins. Ha!”
Posted by Sam