Unique Mailboxes by Boris Bally
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Recycled Traffic Sign Mailboxes
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Item #: BY-HW MAIL
Boris Bally takes the sturdy street sign and transforms it into a stylish staple. He handpicks the raw materials for thickness, condition, color, and graphics. These industrial-strength pieces celebrate a raw American street look. They are as edgy and beautiful as they are strong and unique. He does not stop there with recycling. He recycles street signs and bottle caps, pressing, forming, and riveting them to create intriguing furniture. Because each mailbox is individually handcrafted, they are unique, adding to their creative flair. Boris Bally also signs each piece, making them instant collectors' items, and giving them a cult-like status.
The entire Boris Bally line of art-as-home-goods impresses us because of its uniqueness, its ingenuity and its subtle sense of humor, not mention the quality craftsmanship and striking aesthetics of the work. View the other pieces in the line, too. The Boris Bally line includes tables, chairs, coasters, platters, and much more.
Boris Bally crafts his artwork using retired signage from the Department of Public Works. The pieces are cut, handspun and riveted re-using old aluminum traffic signs. The final aesthetic result is expressed through functional mailboxes. Each piece is unique, individually handcrafted and signed by the artist. Due to the nature of this artwork each piece will vary according to availability of materials. Hand crafted in Rhode Island.
Walking out to retrieve your mail will be so enjoyable with this recycled street sign mailbox. Scrap street signs are materials ripe for the battles of this decade: Their obvious environmental message; The mockery of precious materials which are symbolic of the American struggle for wealth and success; Their subtle defiance of authority.