Capsula Mundi is a cultural and broad-based project, which envisions a different approach to the way we think about death. It's an egg-shaped pod, an ancient and perfect form, made of biodegradable material, where our departed loved ones are placed for burial. Ashes will be held in small Capsulas while bodies will be laid down in a fetal position in larger pods. The pod will then be buried as a seed in the earth. A tree, chosen in life by the deceased, will be planted on top of it and serve as a memorial for the departed and as a legacy for posterity and the future of our planet. Family and friends will continue to care for the tree as it grows. Cemeteries will acquire a new look and, instead of the cold grey landscape we see today, they will grow into vibrant woodlands. The project is still in a start-up phase, but encouraged by worldwide enthusiasm for our concept, we are working to make it become a reality.


Anna CitelliANNA CITELLI - I’ve been living in Milan since 1987. I currently work at a company called ASC, which I founded with two friends. We offer creative support of concept art, 3D illustration, ... read more>>

Raoul Bretzel RAOUL BRETZEL - I live and work in Rome, Italy. I am passionate about design and the materials I use. I’m convinced that working between these two constraints (material and form) ... read more>>

Video on Huffington Post Live - USA

Organic burial pods to replace tombstones with trees
“What do you think? Is it something you’ll go for? Which kind of tree do you want to grow if you have an option?” This video published by Huffington Post Live and made by the journalist Logan Tittle, was posted on march 2015 and it had a good rating. It explains Capsula Mundi project and shows the interest raised by the concept on social medias. Have a look at other videos about Capsula Mundi on our Media page!


Your visual representations of Capsula Mundi! Thanks!