The Arum project is the transformation of the cremation ash of a beloved one, into a unique and poetic object. The Arum ring is placed around the trunk of a tree creating a personal space of remembrance. The material used is the actual ash together with an organic filler, with the use of additive manufacturing technology.

The piece disintegrates over time being dissolved and absorbed at the base of the tree; this time lapse coinciding with the end period of mourning. The ring has a protruding personalized inner design which will create a never ending mark on the tree during growth. This mark will be a life remembrance between relatives, friends and the deceased.

2011 - Final Degree Project
designed by Carla Cava


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The design blog Cosafina features Arum, as part of their daily posts.

Arum has been featured in the sustainable discovery and eco-design blog, TreeHugger, as an example of an eco urn design.

26/09/2012 - 05/10/2012
Arum, takes part of the exhibition "From Idea to Business" as a selected project of MID (Mercat d'Idees de Disseny).

Arum, one of the 20 selected projects of the final round of MID (Mercat d'Idees de Disseny), promoted by BCD (Barcelona Centre de Disseny).

26/06/2012 - 22/09/2012
Arum, takes part of the exhibition "FADexpo: The best design of the year" as a selected entry for "Medalles ADI 2012". The Exhibition is part of the FADfest and organised by ADI-FAD and BCD.

Arum, has been selected, as a Finalist of the Medalla ADI contest 2012, promoted by ADI-FAD.