Tonic Design Tonic Construction

Tonic Design Tonic Construction is an award-winning modern design-build firm in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Chiles Mailbox

The mailbox, inspired by the details of the Chiles Residence, is constructed of components that were fabricated in multiple places simultaneously.


The structure was built in-house to utilize available resources, while the shell was outsourced to take advantage of technology and expertise. To achieve the desired aesthetic while minimizing fabrication time, we explored new methods of construction. For the shell, a laser-profiling machine cut the plan out of flat steel and a press brake bent the steel into the form that houses the pre-fabricated mailbox. Once completed, all the components were assembled and powder coated for a consistent and uniform finish.

Chiles Residence
Raleigh, NC