Tailor-made for filing and archiving your Foglietto memo cards, the decorative storage boxes Archivio have a shape that is both harmonious and practical: its handles make it easy to pull out of a bookcase or cupboard, while the cut-outs on its sides make it easy to find and file your cards and documents. Available in three colours, it holds up to 600 A7 size Foglietto memo cards and their dividers.
Think of it as a place to store a lot of other accessories, from your favourite stationery items to clothes, photos or any other small objects.
Internal dimensions of the storage box: 118 x 200 x 80 mm.
Made in France. Made of high density micro fluted board, extremely resistant. Laminated with high quality Italian paper, dyed in the mass, and composed of a mixture of recycled fibres, cotton fibres and fibres from FSC certified forests.
Please note that in the pure spirit of archival cardboard boxes, you will receive your Archivio box “flat”, in two pieces: one for the box itself and one for its lid. The assembly is very simple, in less than a minute and without any tools, thanks to an ingenious system of grooves and notches.
The cardboard or pre-cut cardboard box that characterises today’s filing boxes was invented at the end of the 19th century by the Scottish printer Robert Gair. Gair’s invention was the result of an accident: he was a printer and paper bag maker in Brooklyn in the 1870s, and one day, while printing an order for seed bags, a metal ruler normally used to crease the bags moved and cut them. Gair discovered that by cutting and creasing in a single operation, he could make prefabricated cardboard boxes. This technique was soon combined with corrugated cardboard, which became widely available at the turn of the 20th century.
The filing boxes that emerged from these different techniques quickly invaded offices in the mid-twentieth century.
If you would like to find out more about the history of stationery, we invite you to visit the “historical stationery” board on our Pinterest accountor the History page of our website. Each month, we also return in images on the history of certain office supplies via our Instagram account. To do so, go to our “History” stories, on the front page of our profile.