In search of a simple way to enhance your curb appeal with some Mid Century Modern charm?
modbox USA is a company that specializes in creating retro-style mailboxes. In this guide, you’ll learn a bit more about this brand, and we will take a look at a couple of their top products.
About modbox USA
First, a little bit of background about modbox USA. On the company’s About page, the founder explains:
“As a mid-century modern enthusiast, I was frustrated when I couldn’t find a mailbox that complemented the mid-century aesthetic of our recently renovated home. In the fall 2013 issue of Atomic Ranch, a reader asked: ‘Do you know of a good source of ’50s period mailboxes?’ The editor replied: ‘…the retro market seems to be wide open.’ That was my aha moment!”
The projects to create the mid century mailboxes were funded on KickStarter. It’s a cool story, and the finished products are even cooler. Let’s check them out!
modbox USA Curbside Mailbox
If you are looking for a curbside mid century mailbox, the product you’ll want to consider is the modbox USA Mid-Century Modern Curbside Mailbox.
modbox put months of research into coming up with a design that would be true to its historical roots. In fact, you can find similar mailboxes pictured in mid century catalogs from Sears and Montgomery Ward.
The mailbox features a post that is angled toward the front of the mailbox. But the lines of the mailbox itself angle in such a way that they point like an arrow toward the back. The resulting shape is streamlined and dynamic, and almost appears to be “on the move.”
What is also cool is that when you pull up the flag, its angle is a perfect match for the post.
The box is 7” wide, 7.75” high, and 21.25” long.
The company writes, “The anodized aluminum flag cap and door pull are reflections of the Mid-century and not seen on today’s mailboxes.”
The box itself is made from 20 gauge galvannealed steel. That material is also authentic to the mid century era. Moreover, it is more durable than the material used to make contemporary mailboxes, which is significantly thinner.
The powder coated baked finish is beautiful to the eye and helps to protect the metal.
You can choose from a wide variety of color combinations, all of which are based on original Eichler Exterior Accent Colors.
What Are Customers Saying About the modbox USA Mid-Century Modern Curbside Mailbox?
Borrowers praise both the stylish MCM look of this curbside mailbox and its high-quality, durable materials. If you are tired of dealing with flimsy plastic flags on mailboxes and doors that fall open, you will love this product with its metal flag and magnetized door.
Installing this curbside MCM mailbox is fast and easy.
This mailbox is a lot sturdier than most modern mailboxes you will find on the market. It is built to last.
The design of the mailbox is not only flat-out gorgeous, but also historically accurate. While it can lend retro vibes to your home, it will also be a timeless classic.
With so many color combinations to choose from, you can find the perfect match for your home.
You will never tire of hearing compliments on your mid century mailbox!
This mailbox isn’t cheap. But that is because the quality of the product far exceeds that of your typical contemporary mailbox.
You need to purchase the post separately. Some people do prefer to use their own post though. So, you have options—which means this isn’t necessarily a drawback, depending on your plans.
If you are interested in a wall-mounted option, modbox USA has a couple of beautiful MCM products to consider. Our favorite is the Mid Century Modern Angled Wall Mounted Mailbox. The other option is the same basic box, but without the angled housing.
Measuring 15″ long x 6″ high x 5″ deep, this mailbox is the essence of simplicity. It has a rectangular shape, but the housing is angled slightly outward at the top. The door, however, is vertical.
If you want, you can get an optional letter tray to go underneath your mailbox. The angle of the tray adds style while also enhancing function, since it helps keep letters from falling out.
As with the modbox USA Mid-Century Modern Curbside Mailbox, this angled wall mailbox is made from thick, sturdy 20 gauge galvannealed steel with powder coating.
There are thirteen different colors available for this mailbox, and you get to customize the shell, the door, and the handle with any color or combination of colors you want. Here are the colors that are available:
What Are Customers Saying About the modbox USA Mid Century Modern Angled Wall Mounted Mailbox?
Once again, customers are enthralled with the high quality build of this mid century mailbox along with its appealing design. Moreover, it works great not just as a mailbox, but also as an interior cabinet (i.e. for your bedside).
The optional letter tray doesn’t add much to the cost of the mailbox, but adds plenty with respect to style and function.
The sleek look of the mailbox means it will integrate well with any exterior (or interior, for that matter).
Being able to choose any combination of colors you want means you can really personalize this mailbox.
Once again, this is a premium mailbox—but the price is actually very reasonable in light of the quality. So, it is a solid value.