Small thin wallet
General sales start
HITOE FOLD -Liscio- has achieved the second highest crowdfunding in Japan (55,481,020 yen *). Thank you for your many applications, far beyond your imagination. We will start general sales in order to respond to the voices of those who wish to purchase new products.
*The number one in Japan is HITOE® FOLD ARIA 78,540,000 yen * As of 2021.6.24, the HITOE® series isMonopolized the domestic successive # 1 to 3 positions
It will be sold by reservation until the shipment of crowdfunding is completed. Estimated delivery time is about 1 week to 10 days later.
When making a reservation, please be sure to read " About pre-orders ".
(* Cancellation is possible free of charge until the product arrives at the warehouse)
Small and thin wallet "HITOE® FOLD". Its minimalist design attracted a great deal of attention in crowdfunding that started on February 8, 2020, and the production volume for one year (3,500 pieces / 51,795,439 yen) was sold out in just 18 days. We achieved the highest amount of crowdfunding in Japan for wallets at that time.
The topical work has been reborn.
-Addition of bill holders-Prevention of shape loss-Improvement of slippage of banknotes-Prevention of skimming-Left-handed support We have sincerely responded to the numerous requests we have received so far, and have evolved into a more complete wallet.
What is HITOE®?
"I want to go out lightly with my hands without a bag!" The HITOE® series was born to fulfill that desire.
This "HITOE ® FOLD" is an evolution of the HITOE ® series that pursues not only "thin" but also "small" wallets.
In pursuit of the ultimate simple design, smooth usability, ample storage capacity, and ideals suitable for the cashless era, we have devised and designed it.
"HITOE® (single) structure" that stands out for its thinness
The wallet gets thicker because the cards and coins overlap. The solution to this is the "HITOE® (single) structure". It is overwhelmingly thinner than conventional wallets without stacking cards and coins.
Only 4 to 5 pieces of leather overlap, totaling about 6 mm.
10 banknotes, 15 coins, 6 cards. Even with plenty of storage, it is overwhelmingly thin.
Commitment to design
1 To a more complete design
The painful corners are layered with leather on the surface and leather on the interior. At the same time, the thickness of the leather has been adjusted to improve durability, while the overall thickness has become thinner than before the model change.
It is a more complete design that does not easily lose its shape.
2 Pursuit of thinness
You can reduce the size by changing the "seam allowance", which is a feature of the appearance, to "rolling in (shown below)".
Still, the reason for using "seam allowance" instead of "engagement".
That is to pursue "thinness". "Involvement" is inconsistent with the most important concept of this wallet, "thinness", because even if it gets smaller, the leather overlaps and becomes thicker.
The sharpened tension and dignified appearance can be put together by highlighting the concept.
SYRINX is aiming for the ultimate.
3 Design according to the providence of nature
"Why is the golden ratio beautiful?"
The golden ratio is a rectangle formed by spirally repeating a square with a Fibonacci sequence (1 2 3 5 8 13 21 ...) as one side. (Figure below) It converges to about 1: 1.618.
And this sequence is hidden everywhere in nature. Tree branches, blood vessel branches, number of petals, sunflower seeds. The spiral shape that connects the vertices can be found not only in shells, typhoons, spiral galaxies, but also in the most beautiful arts such as the pyramids, the Parthenon, and the Thirty-Six Views of Tomitake.
Since it is deeply related to the providence of nature and life, the golden ratio based on the Fibonacci sequence will also touch the heartstrings.
The important thing is not to make each element the golden ratio. The proportions from the details to the whole become a well-proportioned design that resonates with the Fibonacci sequence.
Seven well-thought-out ease of use
It's not just thinness and compactness. We also pursued usability so that each movement can be completed with the least amount of action.
1 A new idea to use the stored card as a fastener
We have devised a unique way to hang the corner holder integrated with the bill holder on the card to be stored. (Patent pending)
Not only does it serve as a flap fastener, it also prevents the card from falling.
2 Put it in leather, that's it.
Appearance just sandwiched between leather. No extra things such as hardware and stoppers stick out, so there is no catch in your pocket.
3 Quickly open and close with a "dogleg"
You can easily remove the stopper by bending the boundary between the card and the coin into a "dogleg" shape. With this one action, you can access coins, banknotes, cards, everything and check out quickly.
4 Banknotes remain as they are
Just insert the bill without folding it. It has high visibility and is easy to take out. The wallet can be used with the wallet in the vertical direction.
5 Cards smoothly
You can insert and remove cards smoothly by taking advantage of the notch for hanging the stopper. In addition, your fingers go deep into the back of the card, making it easier to grasp.
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. Contains 999 yen (15 sheets).
7 Can be used habitually for a long time
The seam allowance is extremely small, and the design does not lose its shape even if you use it for a long time.
Also, most wallet problems are caused by hardware and sewing. No hardware is used and there are only 5 pieces to sew. further,Sewing is designed to avoid areas that are easily worn, such as the edges and the center, so that an unreasonable load is not applied.
It is a simple and durable structure that can be used habitually for a long time.
About skimming prevention
Electronic money, my number card, etc.With the spread of non-contact IC cards , skimming prevention measures are becoming more important.
On the other hand, some people don't want to sacrifice texture or thinness for unnecessary features.
A skimming prevention card is attached so that you can choose to use it. Only two contactless cards in close contact can be protected, but they are thin and do not get in the way in your wallet.
Commitment to Made in TOKYO
High precision is required for the minimal design of SYRINX. At a long-established leather workshop with abundant experience and high technology, SYRINX's commitment is carefully realized.
Thick leather is sewn with a very small width, the floor surface (the back side of the leather) is polished, and the edge (cross section of the leather) is troweled with a thin line (necking), and attention is paid to every detail without compromise.
We perform everything from design to production in Tokyo, and deliver world-class Made in TOKYO quality.
Intellectual property protection efforts
"HITOE® Fold" has registered 3 designs in Japan and has applied for 1 patent. Furthermore, with a view to global expansion, we are also conducting international registration and international trademark registration.
The joy of opening the box
We will deliver it in a special just-sized cosmetic box that can be used even during storage. It is also ideal for gifts.
Hospitality Selection 2020
HITOE® FOLD was selected for "Omotenashi Selection 2020 " because it was highly evaluated for sublimating Japan's unique culture and aesthetic sense into a simple design.
～ What is hospitality selection ～
Japanese hospitality quality selected by judges from all over the world.
This award is given to excellent hospitality products that represent Japan and are born from delicate consideration and craftsmanship.
External dimensions: Approx. W9.2 x H9.2 x D1.1 cm
(When storing 5 banknotes, 5 cards, and coins as appropriate)
Maximum capacity: 15 banknotes, 15 coins, 6 cards Product weight: Approximately 42g
Leather: Italian vegetable tanned leather (Vacetta manufacturing method)
Production: Japan Accessories: 1 skimming prevention card
* Please use the wallet vertically.
* Please see here for product warranty and handling precautions.
* Please note that if the number of cards is small, it will easily fall while using the wallet. (It will not fall when the stopper is on)
Hitoe® Fold シリーズは、国内外で多数のデザイン賞を受賞しています。
NY Product Design Awards 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria
2021年から新設されたInternational Award Associate（アメリカ）が主催するプロダクトデザインに特化したアワード。
MUSE Design Awards 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria
デザインの新しい価値基準を創造することを目指すInternational Award Associate（アメリカ）が主催する国際的なアワード。
European Product Design Award 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria
K-DESIGN AWARD 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria
韓国のデザインポータル「DESIGNSORI」が主催する国際デザインコンペ。「GOLDEN PIN DESIGN AWARD」や「DFA Design for Asia Awards」と並ぶアジアの3大デザイン賞と言われる権威あるデザイン賞の１つ。
Hitoe® Fold Aria
Campfire Crowdfunding Award 2020
"Liscio" means "smooth" in Italian. The leather used in this series is "Vacetta leather", which has been handed down in Tuscany, Italy since the beginning of the 9th century. This leather is tanned with natural tree tannins and carefully soaked with oil. The biggest feature is that it mainly uses neatsfoot oil in the greasing process, and it has a unique suppleness. Neatsfoot oil does not easily penetrate into leather, and it takes time to penetrate deep into the fibers. However, once it penetrates, it is hard to come off, and you can enjoy the moisturized and glossy leather quality almost forever.
With its sticky smoothness, it is beautifully deepened in color and stands out among the many Italian leathers.
Deepening color gloss and aging
Vivid and transparent coloring is done with dyes only. Scratches and stains are not hidden by embossing or pigments, so they remain as they are. However, the fact that you can enjoy the texture of raw leather as it is is proof that it is the highest quality natural leather. Please accept the scratches and stains as a unique personality.
The more you use the dyed leather, the deeper the color becomes and you can enjoy aging. When it comes to aging, there is no leather to the right of Vacetta leather. It is beautiful and deepens the color in a short time.
Since it is a leather that grows together, it is also ideal as a gift for new beginnings such as admission, promotion, and employment.
Smooth and sticky texture. There is a sense of transparency that shows the expression of the raw leather. The more you use it, the deeper the color and luster.
Camel : The color of camel hair. Bright yellowish brown.
Chestnut : Maroon. Reddish brown.
Teal : The color of the duck's face. The blue-green color gradually becomes darker.
Black : From a matte look to a glossy black.
No need for oil care
The oil that has soaked into the fibers oozes out from the pores as it is used, coating the surface and giving it a glossy appearance. Therefore, no oil care is required.
Please note that adding ready-made leather oil may cause the leather to become too oily and too soft.
The best maintenance is to do nothing and give the leather a proper stimulus.
Since it is not coated, the surface is soft and easily scratched, but some scratches will heal naturally if you rub it with your finger. Even deep scratches become familiar with aging and change to a leather texture.
* A delicate finish is applied so that you can enjoy the original charm of high-quality leather. Therefore, there is a possibility that natural marks such as wrinkles and scratches that originally existed may appear.
Q. Do you have any tips for opening and closing?
A. You can use it smoothly if you bend the boundary between the coin and the card into a "<" shape.
Q. When I close it, it gets distorted.
A. The cause is the misuse of hanging triangular leather on the outside of the wallet. Please use it by hanging it only on the card.
Q. Will coins overflow?
A. Coins will not overflow when the wallet is closed. Even when opened or slightly downward, the coin pocket lid keeps coins in place and does not overflow.
Q. Is it unexpectedly thick?
A. Thick leather is used for the exterior, so it has a solid texture and makes it easier to feel thicker than the dimensions. Furthermore, since the leather is initially hard, the bent part tends to swell and the thickness increases. After using it for 2 to 3 months, the leather will gradually become familiar and thin.
Q. How long does it take for the leather to become familiar?
A. The thickness and hardness vary depending on the lot, and it depends on how you use it, so I can't say it unconditionally, but I think it will take about 2 to 3 months. Frequent use is the best maintenance. Please refrain from oil care as it will result in excess oil.
Thank you for your patronage.
The cows that are the source of this leather are grazing and bred so that they can grow healthy without stress. This leather has a delicate finish so that you can enjoy the original charm of high-quality leather. Therefore, "living proof (natural mark)" such as wrinkles and scratch marks that originally existed may be engraved. The Natural Mark is a proof of good quality natural leather, and as you use it, it becomes the unique taste of the product.
Rose wound / bloodline
It is a trace of a small scratch or insect bite when bumping or fighting. The more you grow up in an environment closer to nature, the more you grow. Depth, length, and size vary depending on the individual.
It is often found after blood vessels, especially on the floor.
It is a trace of deep wrinkles that are often seen from around the neck to along the spine. Italian leather is popular because it is said that the more tigers there are, the more beautiful it is. The fiber density around the spine is the highest, and there is no problem with strength.
Color unevenness may occur due to differences in fiber density. Due to the unevenness of the leather quality, it is unavoidable as long as the leather is a natural material.
Please note that it is the one and only individuality of leather.