Stone, wood and metal as materials
WE ARE A MATERIAL-INDEPENDENT OPERATION WE SOURCE THE BEST POSSIBLE MATERIALS FOR MEMORIALS TO MEET THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF CUSTOMERS AND THE UNIQUE CEMETERY ENVIRONMENT.
Each material has its own strengths and natural properties. understanding these differences in materials is crucial when designing timeless and long-lasting products – this is what absentus’ unique products are based on.
Genuineness and honesty are key elements of our design philosophy. We accept the fact that no materials will last forever. When choosing materials, we favour genuine ones that age naturally and with dignity. This visible ageing is known as patination. It is precisely this spontaneous, natural ageing of the material which gives our products their unique characteristics.
We take special account of ecological issues throughout our operations. The sourcing of raw materials and recyclability are decisive factors in our use of materials. The lifespan of products can be extended significantly through good design, correct choice of materials and care during use.
This memorial is like life itself, multifaceted and human in its variance between light and dark. Its design accommodates small, practical gestures of respect, providing personal space for remembering loved ones. Like strong bonds between people, the structure withstands gusts and blizzards.
When a loved one has departed, they leave an empty space whose shape reminds us of their importance to us. The light of a small candle shines from within the memorial, as if reflecting all that was experienced together.
A delicate design emerges from a solid base, bearing a candle alongside a plant or flowers. This model is elegantly understated, which further emphasises its timeless beauty. If necessary, its height can be raised as further names are added to mourning ribbons. Its unobtrusive size leaves space for several memorials in the same plot.
This model honours long-standing traditions, while its practicality increases its durability and eases care of the plot. A minimalist design accentuates the role played by distinctive choices of material.
This beautiful modernist grave stone combines an elegant design with new materials and functionalities of remembrance. The decorative engraving glows in the dark, as a candle is in place behind the protective glass.
A memorial is intended to evoke respect for the departed. However, traditional headstones can lean or even topple over due to ground frost and soil subsidence. You can have almost any kind of stone installed on Absentus' foundation system. The foundation guarantees the dignity that memorial occasions deserve, while leaving space for plants, flowers and candles.