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No. 10 Letterbox

The No. 10 Letterbox, designed by Mark Naden of TODA, was made to mimic the look of a standard no. 10 envelope. The design is simple and smart, with a slightly curved lip for easy access to mail inside. It is made of steel and is zinc-plated to protect against weathering and rust.

No. 10 Letterbox. Designed by Mark Naden of TODA.

I’d love to see this mailbox used in an apartment complex. Although a few alterations might be necessary for it to work in that application. First, the mailboxes would need to be labeled with unique unit numbers. This is a simple task for a graphic designer—easily solved with a bit of subtle typography. And second, in terms of security, I’m sure you can’t lick this thing closed. A key lock system would need to be integrated somehow without destroying the integrity of the design. The mailbox is manufactured and distributed by HouseArt and is available in a bunch of cool colors.

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As explained by the creator, “the duality in the relationship between the box and what goes in the box makes for an interesting visual play.”

Posted February 22nd, 2008 by Rus Yusupov


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