We might live in the digital age, but there is still nothing better than a good old-fashioned letter, even if they are few and far between. Here’s a roundup of 10 design-worthy mailboxes, a small detail on the decor front, but one that should not to be overlooked.
Above: The Finnish USPS Bobi Classic Front Access Lockable Mailbox in Grey is made of thick, durable stainless steel with a slot wide enough to accommodate large envelopes and magazines. Measuring 19.7 inches tall by 12.5 inches wide, it’s also available in black, white, and stainless finishes; $424.97 at Budget Mailboxes. Above: The Soho Mailbox is made of durable powder-coated stainless steel and features a lock; it’s available in five colors (shown in white) and measures 15.5 inches tall by 12 inches wide; $89 at Mailbox Shoppe. Above: The Large Capacity Gibraltar Mailboxes Elite Mailbox in Black is $35.21 at Amazon. Above: The Adkinson Wall-Mounted Mailbox is available in Aged Brass (shown), Oil-Rubbed Bronze, and Stainless Steel for $100 at Rejuvenation. Above: Available at Manufactum in Germany, the Letterbox Cato in White Aluminum is €125. Above: The classic powder-coated-steel Swedish Mailbox comes in white, red, black, or bronze with the traditional European Postal Horn decal on the front. It measures 14 inches tall and 9 inches wide; $99 (inclusive of shipping) at the Mailbox Shoppe. (The box is also available without the decal.) Above: The Schoolhouse Locking Mailbox comes in Natural White or Black for $159 at Schoolhouse. Above: The Qualarc Black Wall Mount Locking Mailbox, shown in black, also comes in red and white; $75 at The Home Depot. Above: The Ecco Wall Mailbox is available in brushed or polished stainless steel; $89 for the small size at More Mailboxes. Above: The classic heavy-duty GDM Newport Mailbox measures 10.5 inches tall, 8.25 inches wide, and 21.5 inches long and is shown in white; $159 at Mid-Atlantic Mailbox Inc. Above: The Modern Aspect Inbox Mailbox comes in four colors for $125 at West Elm.
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N.B.: This post was originally published on May 25, 2011. We have updated it with new and additional product selections and current pricing.