If you remember these M-Series plastic boxes from the ’80s, you may be surprised to know that AMAC has been manufacturing them since the ’60s. In fact, they’re a vibrant piece of design history, and you can find them in the permanent design collection at MoMA! As a kid, I used them to hold stickers and other trinkets. I wrote my name on them with paint pens and even embellished the design with…you guessed it: more stickers. These days I prefer M-Series boxes in their pure and simple state! So when I encountered a shelf of them at The Container Store a couple of weeks ago, I had to buy an armload and subsequently photograph them…
I’m a big fan of the cool tones, such as teal, blue and smoky grey. But there’s something about the combination of red, orange and yellow that I find irresistible:
Here are a few more snapshots of the AMAC boxes, and they showcase the range of sizes available. Don’t they look good enough to eat? In fact, I’m considering buying a set of the square variety and filling them with candy to distribute as favors at my next party.
Hope you’re enjoying a colorful summer!