The Sarco

    3D printed

    Plans available online

    Coffin incorporated

    Fully bio-degradable


    The future

    Venice 2019

    The official Unveil of Sarco

    The Idea

    Where Art Meets its End … The concept of a capsule that could produce a rapid decrease in oxygen level, while maintaining a low CO2 level, (the conditions for a peaceful, even euphoric death) led to Sarco’s development. Is it art or … ? The elegant design was intended to suggest a sense of occasion: of travel to a ‘new destination’, and to dispel the ‘yuk’ factor.


    Philip Nitschke
    Alexander Bannink


    Who can replace the utter macabre-ness of the necessity of death with something more palatable?

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