Muses Design Urns
is an innovative vision that redefines trends in matters related to
commemoration. Through art, design and sustainable development Muses wishes to honour the singularity
and personality of everyone.
Muses Design Urns offers distinctive products for children, adults and pets. Each piece is conceived to be preserved in the home, buried or placed in a columbarium. As with the design, the choice of materials is also different as every person is unique. Whether it be in glass, wood, ceramic, concrete, steel or biodegradable composites, each Muses funeral art piece bears the signature of inspired and inspirational creators, most of which are Quebecers.
Art serving grief
Art is a catalyst for bringing us closer, inspires and transports us; it is a subtle instrument that eases our grief.
Like a valuable painting, our urns elicit emotions. Each piece embodies and reminds us of our loved one that becomes a muse for those left behind.
A company marked by social values
1% of Muses’ sales will be used to offer free urns for children of needy families.
With an emphasis on local and equitable trade, Muses enlists the expertise of local artists/designers for the production of the majority of its funeral urns collection.
But what is a muse?
In literary terms, muses are a source of inspiration, for poets and artists in general.
In Greek mythology, muses are Zeus’ and Mnemosyne’s daughters. They act as intermediaries between artists and gods.
In real life, it’s you and it’s me. It is our love, our children, our friends, our family, our life partner. We are all inspiration for someone.
The story of Muses Design Urns begins many years ago, when Jacques’ story ended. It is a wonderful story inspired by life; life that flows by gently as well as life that goes by fast.
My father-in-law loved theatre, jazz and poetry. He had an inspiring, vibrant, strong, genuine, revolutionary and nonconformist personality. When he died, none of the urns on the market represented the larger-than-life man he was.
One of his friends, a cabinetmaker, was inspired by his story and agreed to manufacture for him a funeral urn worthy of who he was and of the way we wanted to remember him. This urn turned out to be magnificent, just like Jacques was.
As of that moment, I wanted everyone to have a work of art worthy of their life story.
And, just like life, the idea matured. It became Muses and Jacques became my muse.