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Nottingham coffin firm to showcase designs

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Coffins built by a firm in Nottingham in the shape of ballet shoes, planes, cars and much more will be on display at an exhibition at London's South Bank Centre from this weekend.

Crazy Coffins says they are helping those who want to turn their final resting place into a fashion statement.

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The company say this exhibition of 'Crazy Coffins' shows a more imaginative approach to a final resting place, reflecting the character and personality of the client.

The company has existed for over a hundred years but began creating elaborate coffins in 1990.

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After agreeing to create a coffin in the shape of an aeroplane for a client, and the image appearing in the media, the company received the nickname 'Crazy Coffins' from a tabloid newspaper, a name they have since adopted as their own.

Soon after, the firm then began taking requests from around the world, growing their reputation internationally.

The firm have produced coffins in the style of keyboards, ballet shoes, skips and mobile phones.