The Capsula Mundi project presents a new way to think about death and burial.
The ashes or bodies of departed loved ones are placed in biodegradable egg-shaped pods (capsula) which are buried like seeds in the earth. A tree is then planted on top.
Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel are behind the project.
Raoul tells Jesse Mulligan why we should ditch the coffin in favour of their creation: