These shelves are designed to last you a lifetime. The wood will colour, the surfaces will mark and stain and over the years and the furniture will become a part of you.

When you die, the shelves can be taken apart and reassembled as a coffin. The brass plate under the bottom shelf, that tells the story about this transformation, is then flipped over and you’re dates inscribed on it.

The shelves were first launched at the British Library during the 2005 London Design Festival.

 if you would like the measurements and instructions to build your own shelves please go to designer’s webpage here to get the dimensions

http://www.williamwarren.co.uk/2009/10/shelves-for-life/

 

All credits to 

William Warren