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MODBOX: MID-CENTURY MODERN MAILBOXES BY GREG KELLY

Modern and mid-century design lovers: If you’ve ever built a house or just decided to spruce up the exterior with a few updates, you know how hard it is to find a mailbox that fits. Modbox took inspiration from mailboxes produced in the 50s and 60s and created the Retro Mid-Century Modern Mailbox to help solve the major void in mid-century mailboxes.

 

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When mid-century modern enthusiast Greg Kelly made the bold choice to downsize by half his 3,000 square foot home in Raleigh, North Carolina and give it a fully modern renovation, the finishing touch was a modern mailbox to complement the home’s aesthetic. But when finding such a mailbox turned out to be a nearly impossible task, the undeterred entrepreneur set out to make his own.

 

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After scouring eBay and Etsy for vintage mailboxes and poring over prior mailbox patents and old Sears and Montgomery Ward catalogues, Greg came up with a model that incorporated the best design elements used by manufacturers in the ‘50s and ‘60s. He dubbed it the modbox, and after a successfully-funded Kickstarter campaign, it is now being manufactured by a fabricator in Knightdale, North Carolina, twenty minutes from his home in Raleigh.

 

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Down to its very last details – the Eichler color palette or Neutraface number font, for instance – the modbox holds ample appeal for lovers of mid-century modern design. And as such, we were excited to sit down with Greg to learn more about the modbox, the mid-century modern market, and the challenges facing an independent design company.

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Source: modernhometours

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