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House Archive Box

August 28, 2012 | 5 Comments

Designed by House Industries | Country: United States

“House Industries introduces the House Archive Box, a new twist on an old idea that brings the foldable storage box out of the closet or storage facility and into contemporary living areas and workspaces.”

“House Industries designers completely re-imagined the classic corrugated document storage box, spending endless hours tweaking die designs to arrive at a bulletproof yet beautiful storage solution. With secure locking seams, robust construction, smooth tops, stackable flat bottoms and crisp artwork, House Archive boxes are designed to provide practical and affordable storage while working as complementary interior furnishings.”

“The first edition of the Archive Box features three different versions: a pattern based on House’s Neutraface Slab typeface, huge high-contrast numbers from Photo-Lettering’s Benguiat Montage alphabet and a typographic brace motif. Keeping with House Industries tradition, no expense was spared to reproduce the three distinctive designs.”

“We sweated every detail so the boxes would be inexpensive enough to keep on hand for hoarding emergencies but beautiful enough to mix it up in your carefully curated interior space,” said House Industries founder Andy Cruz. “They’re also a great canvas for our huge alphabet library, new artwork and future artist collaborations.”

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5 Responses to “House Archive Box”

  1. Greg
    August 28th, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    Hmm, while I agree these are slightly better looking than what I can currently purchase at Office Depot I still have to question why anyone would use these boxes in a way differently than what they can already purchase. I would still leave these in a storage room where no one could see them? They look like the shipping boxes for the French Paper Co.

  2. Eli
    August 29th, 2012 @ 2:43 pm

    They are beautiful and I want them….I’d never, ever pay $38 for three empty cardboard boxes, though.

    That’s just ridiculous.

  3. F Saunders
    September 18th, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    Well it’s a nice idea but sorry, I would never display these in my home. Too bold and noisy, and I generally like splashes of color and typography.

    If I need to hide my filing boxes in plain sight, I’d wrap them in some simple wrapping paper or spray paint them in tones that match the decor.

    Hmm that’s not a bad idea actually…

  4. Anonymous
    October 15th, 2012 @ 12:26 am

    I’m more fortunate than most, but I – like many others – would never pay such a ridiculous amount for cardboard boxes. It’d cost less to have proper clay “boxes” custom made and would look so much better.

    Sorry, it’s not working for me either…

  5. Holly
    January 21st, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    I love them, would happily buy them and display in my home if I had the money.

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