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Infinity Burial Suit

It was designed by Coeio Inc., Jae Rhim Lee and Daniel Silverstein. It is dated 2008-ongoing. Its medium is burial suit, illustration. It is a part of the department.

Jae Rhim Lee’s design for a customized cotton burial suit is an alternative to current funerary options such as cremation and casket burial. The suit contains a built-in mix of proprietary materials and mycelia (fungal threads) that fruit into mushrooms. This “biomix” absorbs and eliminates toxins that are emitted from the body into the soil and aids in decomposition.

It is credited Courtesy of Jae Rhim Lee, Coeio, Inc..

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  • lacquer and tortoiseshell.
  • Bequest of Katherine Strong Welman.
  • 1908-23-21-a/d

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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