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Hitoe® Fold Less - Foschia -

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Less is More

"Less is More" is a quote by 20th century architect Mies van der Rohe. 
This wallet holds only three cards. However, if you actually use it, you will realize the true meaning of "Less is More.

手のひらサイズ - HITOE FOLD LESS Small, Thin, and well-honed design

The "~less" wallet

Payment methods have changed dramatically with the Covid-19.
Cashless and touchless are widespread, and cardless is progressing rapidly. However, it will still be a long time before cash and cards are completely eliminated.
To such a new normal, we propose a new ideal wallet.
Small, thin, and light, it fits in your pocket like a part of your body.
A new history of wallets begins here.

開いた状態 - HITOE FOLD LESS A Completely lean layout.

Thick Less

薄い財布 - HITOE FOLD LESS Unprecedented and astonishingly thin

The Hitoe® structure, which does not stack cards and coins on top of each other, has made this wallet overwhelmingly thin.

・The thickness of the wallet is 7mm with 3 cards (at the thickest part) 
・Palm-sized 89mm x 89mm 
・Light weight of approx. 29g, and making you forget that it exists.

Holds up to 15 bills, 15 coins, and 3 cards.
Even with a large amount of cards stored, it is overwhelmingly thin.

実測値 - HITOE FOLD LESS When 3 cards are stored (individual differences may occur)

God is in the details

God is in the details" is another quote by Mies van der Rohe.
The sense of sharp tension and interesting appearance is in the details. We have taken advantage of the best Japanese technology to pay close attention to every detail.

軽い財布 - HITOE FOLD LESS Design without superfluous elements

1 As thin as possible

The edges are not "rolled in" but have a "seam allowance". This is to pursue "thinness". If the edges are rolled in, the size will be smaller, but the overlap of the leather will increase, making it thicker.
This is a detail that is faithful to the ideal we should aim for.

端部比較 - HITOE FOLD LESS Comparison of thickness by edge treatment method

When three cards are stored, the thickness is only about 7.5mm, which is as thin as an iPhone 13.
While pursuing thinness, the leather is thick enough, and the texture, such as tension and firmness, is also important.

iPhoneとの比較 - HITOE FOLD LESSEqual thinness as an iPhone

2 Beautiful details

Precise and delicate stitching
・Polished leather cross-section
Fine lines placed around the edges

Even the edges of suede, which is said to be difficultg to polish, has been polished without sparing any effort. We pursue beauty down to the smallest detail. 

端部処理 - HITOE FOLD LESS Careful sewing and beautiful finishing

3 Highest Quality Manufacturing Method

All parts are made with a solid lamination, the most luxurious technique for leather goods.
Two pieces of leather are thinned and pasted together to make it stronger, lighter, and thinner. It takes a skilled craftsman to finish it as if it were a single piece of leather, without floating or flexing when folded.

刻印 - HITOE FOLD LESSEngraving is hidden under the card.

4 Beautifull for a long time

Most problems with wallets are caused by hardware and sewing.
No hardware is used at all, and there are only four seams.
The corners, which are prone to damage, are made of overlapping outer and inner leather to increase durability.
The seam allowance is as small as possible, making it difficult to lose its shape.

角部の補強 - HITOE FOLD LESS Leather is layered at the corners for durability.

5 Design based on natural order

"Why is the golden ratio beautiful?"

The golden ratio 1:1.618 is the aspect ratio of a rectangle consisting of a square with the Fibonacci sequence as one side repeated in a spiral shape.

And this sequence is hidden everywhere in nature. Tree branches, 

number of petals, sunflower seeds, seashells, and typhoons.

It can also be found in the most beautiful arts such as the pyramids, the Parthenon, and the Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai.

It is not important to use the golden ratio in each element. By using the Fibonacci sequence as a ratio from details to whole that is deeply related to nature and the providence of life, it becomes well-proportioned design which resonates in our heart.

フィボナチ数列 - HITOE FOLD ARIA Design based on the Fibonacci Sequence

Easy to use and beyond

1 New idea to use stored cards as a fastener

Use the cards you store as a clasp.

We have invented an "inner hook" that hangs on the card, not on the outside of the wallet. It is a smart leather hook that fits inside the wallet and is not shown on the front.

カードに掛ける留め具 - HITOE FOLD LESS Inner hook integrated with bill holder

It not only serves as a clasp, but also prevents cards from falling out.

カードの落下防止 - HITOE FOLD LESS Prevents unexpected card drops

2 No metal parts, only leather

The inner hooks allow for a flat appearance.
No hardware, flap, or other extraneous items stick out, so there is no snagging in your pocket.

There is no need to worry about dropping coins, as the wallet will not open if the front and back are wrong.

小さな財布 - HITOE FOLD LESS Flat appearance without hardware

3 Smooth opening and closing

You can easily open the wallet by bending the border of the cards and coins into a "dogleg" shape.  By this one action, you can access your coins, bills, and cards for quick checkout.

Smooth opening and closing with the "Dogleg" shape

4 Without folding bills

Just insert bills without folding them.  They are highly visible and easy to take out.
No creases or strong bends are formed, allowing smooth entry into vending machines and self-checkout machines.
The bill holder is designed to be continuous with the inner hook. Its curve serves as a guide, allowing smooth insertion and removal without snagging.
It is compatible with a variety of bills, including dollars, euros, and Japanese yen.

Smoothly inserts and removes bills without touching the bill holder.

5 Safe and smooth card handling

No need to worry about cards falling out.
Once the wallet is closed, the card will not fall out.
The wallet is also designed to prevent cards from slipping out while in use.
The feeling of sliding the card in and out is comfortable and smooth.

Hard to drop card and smooth in and out

Extra cards can be held in the bill holder. It does not interfere with opening and closing the wallet.

カード追加 - HITOE FOLD LESS Temporary cards should be placed under the bill holder.

6 Shallow coin pocket

With a shallow coin pocket, you can quickly find the coin you need and quickly remove it. If you close your wallet, you don't have to worry about coins spilling. 
The flap also prevents spillage while the wallet is in use.
It can hold up to about 15 coins.

Flap prevents coins from falling

The Hitoe® Fold series has received national and international recognition with numerous records and awards.
In particular, the Hitoe® Fold Aria has won 10 awards, including the "iF Design Award" and "Red Dot".

Awards

DNA Paris award
DNA Paris Design Awards 2022
Hitoe® Fold Aria

The DNA Paris Design Awards are international design awards that honor the best designers in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape design, graphic design, and product design.

A' design award
Omotenashi Selection 2022
Hitoe® Fold Less

The Hitoe® Fold Less Award was established to discover and promote the world's best Japanese products and services that are full of the spirit of Omotenashi (hospitality). The award is given to products and services that are born from the consideration of the user, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions of the past.

A' design award
A' Design Award & Competition 2022
Hitoe® Fold Aria

The Hitoe® Fold Aria is one of the world's largest design competitions to select the best designs, design concepts, products, and services. It is recognized worldwide as a barometer of design quality and perfection.

iF Design Award 2022
iF Desing Award 2022
Hitoe® Fold Aria

A design award organized by the Hannover Industrial Design Association in Germany, one of the most prominent and prestigious international design awards, which judges industrial products from all over the world. It is one of the three most prestigious design awards in the world.

Red Dot 2022
Red Dot Award 2022
Hitoe® Fold Aria

One of the world's three major design awards and one of the most prestigious international design awards, with over 10,000 entries each year from companies, organizations, and designers in more than 60 countries. It is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

London International Creative Competition 2021
London International Creative Competition 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

Aimed to serve as a medium to connect talented artists with international audiences, the Hitoe® Fold Aria attracts artists from around the world, is juried by luminaries in six fields (architecture, interior design, art, graphics, photography, and products), and is based in London, where internationally acclaimed artists are gathered. It has been held annually since 2006.

IDA DESIGN AWARD 2021
IDA Design Awards 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

An international design award established in Los Angeles in 2007 to discover and recognize outstanding design visionaries in a wide range of fields. The awards are comprised of five categories including architecture, interior design, product design, fashion, and graphic design, and each year they attract the finest entries from the world's most talented designers.

NY PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD 2021
NY Product Design Awards 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

The Hitoe® Fold Aria is a product design award sponsored by International Award Associate (USA), which was newly established in 2021.
In its first year, more than 500 entries were received from all over the world.

MUSE Design Awards 2021
MUSE Design Awards 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

One of the international award programs organized by International Award Associate (USA), which aims to create a new standard of value in design.
The award is presented to designers who combine unparalleled creativity and technical skill, like a "muse.

Europian Product DESIGN AWARD 2021
European Product Design Award 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

A design competition created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers. From thousands of design projects submitted from around the world, a jury selects the most beautiful, functional, and innovative products.

K-DESIGN AWARD 2021
K-DESIGN AWARD 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

An international design competition organized by DESIGNSORI, a Korean design portal. It is one of the three most prestigious design awards in Asia, along with the Golden Pin Design Award and the DFA Design for Asia Awards.

おもてなしセレクション 2021
Omotenashi Selection 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

The Hitoe® Fold Aria is an award established with the aim of discovering and promoting to the world products and services that are brimming with the spirit of hospitality in Japan. The award is given to products and services that are "uniquely Japanese" and have a "unique appeal" that should be shared with the world, and that are created with the utmost care and attention to detail.

おもてなしセレクション 2020
Omotenashi Selection 2020
Hitoe® Fold

The Hitoe® Fold Award was established with the aim of discovering and promoting to the world outstanding Japanese products and services that are brimming with the spirit of hospitality. The award is given to products and services that are born from the consideration of the user, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions of the past.

Campfire Crowdfunding Award 2020
Campfire Crowdfunding Award 2020
Hitoe® Fold

The Hitoe® Fold is an award that honors the best projects out of more than 10,000 projects on the crowdfunding website Campfire.

Crowd Funding

The Hitoe® Fold series has achieved a remarkable feat in terms of the amount of money raised by the crowdfunding wallet, dominating the 1st~3rd place of all time in Japan out of more than 1,000 projects. (*As of February 28, 2022)

2020
Machi-ya
51,795,439 yen / 3500 people
Hitoe® Fold v.2020 -Liscio- & Hitoe® Fold Aria -Monocromo-
Achieved the highest amount of money raised through crowdfunding for wallets in Japan
2021
未来ショッピング
78,540,000 yen / 2,480 people
Hitoe® Fold Aria -Foschia
Achieved the highest amount of crowdfunding for wallets in Japan, and
monopolized the 1st~2nd place in the Japanese wallet crow dfunding history.
Booster
55,481,020 yen / 2959 applicants
Hitoe® Fold v.2021 -Liscio
Japanese wallet crowdfunding dominates Japan's top 3 crowdfunded wallet crowdfunding sites of all time
2022
未来ショッピング
25,944,600 yen / 873 people
Hitoe® Fold Less -Foschia
SYRINX
13,002,000 yen, 394
Hitoe® Fold Aria -Ortensia- & Hitoe® Fold Aria -Monocromo-

Q. What is the difference between Hitoe® Fold, ~Aria, and ~Less?

Hitoe Fold Aria and Hitoe Fold Less are flagship models, in which materials, design, functionality and details are all pursued without compromise.
Hitoe Fold" is the second grade of this concept, with leather that lets you enjoy its leatheriness.

斜めから見た使用状態 Left: Hitoe Fold Middle: Hitoe Fold Aria Right: Hitoe Fold Less

Differences 1 Number of cards
Hitoe Fold: 7 cards Hitoe
Fold Aria: 6 cards
Hitoe Fold Less: 3 cards

Difference 2 Manufacturing method
Hitoe Fold: 1 piece of leather Hitoe
Fold Aria, Less: Thinly strained leather pasted together (solid pasting )

Difference 3 Size
Hitoe Fold: w92 x h92 mm
, Hitoe Fold Aria: w89 x h91 mm
, Hitoe Fold Less: w89 x h89 mm

Difference 4 Thinness
Hitoe Fold: approx. 10 mm (thickest part when 5 cards are stored)
, Hitoe Fold Aria: approx. 9 mm (thickest part when 5 cards are stored)
, Hitoe Fold Less: approx. 8 mm (thickest part when 3 cards are stored )

手のひらサイズ Left: Hitoe Fold (5 cards) Middle: Hitoe Fold Aria (5 cards) Right: Hitoe Fold Less (3 cards)

Difference 5: Feel of use
Depending on the presence or absence of stitching on the side of the bill holder, the Hitoe Fold may feel a little scratchy when inserting or removing banknotes from the side. Also, the sliding of banknotes may cause more friction.
The "Hitoe Fold Aria" and " Hitoe Fold Less" have a card pocket that is designed to prevent the card from falling out even when the clasp is removed.

Q. Do you have any tips for opening and closing?

A. If you bend the border between the coin and the card in a "ku" shape, the hook on the card will come off and you can use the card smoothly.

To close the cardholder's wallet, gently press down on the top of the flap and bend the flap in a "ku" shape so that the hook will naturally fit over the card. The trick is to keep your fingers away from the hook.

To close, simply slide it while holding it down (e.g. Hitoe Fold).

Q. When I close it, it is distorted.

This is caused by misuse of the hook on the outside of the wallet. Please hang the hook only on the card to be stored.

(ex. Hitoe Fold)

Q. Will coins or cards overflow?

A. No. If the wallet is closed by placing the hooks over the cards to be stored, there will be no overflow of coins or cards. When the wallet is opened, the lid of the coin pocket will hold the coins in place, preventing them from overflowing. However, if the wallet is used horizontally, there is a possibility that coins will overflow. Please use the wallet in portrait orientation.

Foggy look

Foschia is the Italian word for "fog.
This vegetable-tanned double shoulder leather is white-waxed to give it the look of a morning mist.
The more it is used, the more it rubs and permeates, giving it a translucent look.

The tanning material is made from the fruit of the tara plant, which is a legume native to South America.
It is rare and expensive, but it has the lightest color and lightfastness among vegetable tannins.
Since the leather can be tanned whiter than usual, the beautiful light color is achieved using only dyes, not pigments.

Aging

Shoulder is also the part of the leather that contains many rose scars, uneven colors, blood streaks, and wrinkles, and you can enjoy the unique expression of natural leather.

The surface is delicate and prone to stains and scratches, but as it is handled and used often, the color and luster will deepen and the leather will become more comfortable.

シビラ Greige Misty Greige
シビラ Ash Misty Ash
シビラ Iris Misty Iris
シビラ Chocolate Misty Chocolate
シビラ navy Misty Navy
シビラ Black Misty Black

External dimensions: Approx. W89 x H89 x D8 mm (thickest part when 3 cards are stored)
Maximum capacity: 15 banknotes, 3 cards, 15 coins
Product weight: approx. 29 g
Leather: Vegetable-tanned cowhide from Italy, Pig suede from Japan
Country of manufacture: Japan
Intellectual Property: Patent pending
     Design registration No. 1659078
     Design registration No. 1659079
     Design registration No. 1670259
     International design registration (China, EU, US, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia)
     Trademark registration No. 6253419
     International trademark registration (EU, US, China, Korea, Taiwan)

The card pocket is tight at first to allow for stretching of the leather, but will gradually adjust.
Please use the wallet in portrait orientation.
The wallet should be used vertically.

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非常にコンパクト

非常に薄く/軽くてコンパクトです。気を抜くと何処に入れたか忘れるくらいです。開閉には若干慣れが必要そうですが、いろいろコンパクト財布の中でこれがBestです。

御購入、並びに高い評価を頂きまして心よりお礼申し上げます。
気に入って頂き、安心致しました。
この度は高いご評価ご意見を賜りましたこと、重ねてお礼申し上げます。

浩.渡.

Hitoe® Fold Less - Foschia -

この度はご購入ありがとうございます。
高くご評価いただき、お礼申し上げます。
引き続きご愛用いただけますようお願い申し上げます。

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a.
大変満足しております

無駄のない構造かつ使いやすく、非常にこだわって作成されたのが伝わってきます。今後もずっと使用していきたいと思います。これから革が育っていくのが楽しみです。

この度は、数多くある商品の中からお買い求め頂き誠にありがとうございます。
ご感想をいただき、大変励みになります。
今後とも製品をご愛用いただけますようお願い致します。
ありがとうございます。

寺.

Hitoe® Fold Less - Foschia -

この度はご購入ありがとうございます。
高くご評価いただき、お礼申し上げます。
引き続きご愛用いただけますようお願い申し上げます。

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s.

今までの財布に比べ、とても薄くなりポケットがかさばらないのが気持ちいい。もちろんその分カードや硬貨があまり入らないということであるけど、どちらをとるかはその人の好みかな。
くの字に折り曲げてというので、長く使っていると曲げた部分がどうなるのかが気になりますが、それはまだ先。クレジットカードに引っかけるというのが面白い。
それでももう1枚くらいなにか入れたい気もするので、外側に1枚のカード入れ(普段取り出さない定期用などに)があるバージョンがあってもいいかと思いました。

この度は、数多くある商品の中からお買い求め頂き誠にありがとうございます。
また、貴重なご意見も頂戴し感謝申し上げます。
臨時に増えるカードについては、商品説明に記載のように、札押さえ部分に挟むと、開閉に支障なくお使いいただけます。
カード4枚以上の場合はAriaシリーズをお勧めしておりますが、エンボスレスカードのみであれば、最初はかなりきついですが、4枚収納することも可能です。
くの字の曲げ跡は、どうしても避けることはできませんが、比較的シワなどがつきにくい革を採用しております。
是非ご愛用いただけますようお願い致します。

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M.
色違いで3つ持ち

大変気に入っています。サイズ感がとてもよくバックに入れてもポケットに入れても邪魔になる感じはありません。
オリーブグリーンとブラックはデニムスタイルも含めてオールマイティーに使っています。今回購入した薄型ネイビーは、ジャケットスタイルに限定して使おうと思います。使っていくほど革が柔らかくなり艶もでて味が出てきます。
今後、さらに進化すると思いますがその都度チェックしていきたいと思っています。

3つもご購入いただきありがとうございます。
大変励みになります。
オリーブグリーンは、おそらく初期のHitoe Foldではないかと思います。
長くご愛用いただき、重ねてお礼申し上げます。
今回お求めいただいたLessは、Hitoe Fold シリーズで追求してきた理想を最も純粋にカタチにした製品です。
既にお使いの製品に加えて、Lessをお選びいただいたこと、心より感謝申し上げます。