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Giving shape to the idea of ​​"Mottainai"
[Mottainai] Hitoe® Fold - Liscio

Sale price$118.00 USD

Limited quantities of the old model (2021 model) are available

Starting May 31, 2023, Hitoe® Fold is hosting a pre-order (crowdfunding) for a new model.
In conjunction with this, the old model will be sold in limited quantities while supplies last.

New Hitoe Fold 新旧比較
Comparison of old and new sizes

Compared to the new model, the only difference is the slightly larger size, with the same upgraded finish as the new model in the staining of the koba and some rough surfaces on the inside of the card pocket.
Please refer to the product description of the old model below.

Small thin wallet

I want to go out without any bag."
The Hitoe® Fold, a small thin wallet, was created to fulfill this desire.
The Hitoe® structure (design registered), which prevents stacking of stored items , and the hardware-free inner hook (patent applied for), which provides an extremely thin design and smooth operability.

This is a thin wallet that has been created with ingenuity in pursuit of an ideal suitable for the cashless era.

小さな薄い財布 Hitoe® Foldのミニマルなデザイン - Hitoe Fold Liscio

The color of the edge of the leather is dyed and may differ from the photo.

Challenge to thinness

HITOE® (single) structure that stands out for its thinness

The Hitoe® (single) structure (design registered ), which does not stack cards and coins, achieves thinness.
Thickest part when stowed is 13mm.
(When storing 7 cards, 10 bills, and 10 100 yen coins)
・Palm size 92 x 92mm
・Weight approx. 39g
Up to 7 cards, 10 bills, and 20 coins can be stored.
Even with ample storage space, it is overwhelmingly thin.

小さな薄い財布 Hitoe® Foldの独自の立体的な縫製 - Hitoe Fold Liscio
Layout that cards and coins do not overlap

Thin detail

The edges are stitched together on the outside, with the leather overlapping. This is done in order to focus on thinness. If the leather is folded over and wrapped inside, the size can be reduced, but the leather overlaps and becomes thicker.
This detail is true to the ideal of a thin wallet.

小さな薄い財布 Hitoe® Foldの端部処理 - Hitoe Fold licio

While pursuing a thin wallet, the leather is thick enough, and the leather-like texture such as tension and firmness is also important.

小さな薄い財布 Hitoe® Fold

Hardware-free inner hook

A new concept of using the cards to be stored as a clasp.

We have devised an inner hook (patent pending) that hangs from the card instead of the outside of the wallet.
This smart leather hook keeps the wallet thin and does not show on the front.
This idea made possible the minimalist design of the small, thin Hitoe® Fold wallet with no hardware.

カードに掛けるインナーフック - 小さな薄い財布 Hitoe® Fold
Inner hook that hangs on the card integrated with the bill holder

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

インナーフックを閉じた様子 - 小さな薄い財布 Hitoe® Fold
It is tucked inside to prevent cards from accidentally falling out

Clipped with leather. That's all there is to it.

Flat appearance with just a leather clasp. No metal fittings, flaps, or other unnecessary items stick out, so it remains thin and won't get caught in your pocket.
The design prevents the inner hook from coming off when the front and back are reversed. Therefore, there is no need to worry about dropping coins by mistakenly opening the top and bottom sides.

正面 - 小さな薄い財布 Hitoe® Fold
Composed only of leather without any hardware

Minimal and smooth operability

Quick checkout with minimal movements

For right-handed users, the wallet can be easily opened and closed by bending the bottom of the wallet in a " U" shape with the left hand. With this single action, the wallet remains in portrait orientation, and the right hand can smoothly insert and remove money, cards, and everything else.

The trick is to just bend the wallet in a "wiggle" shape and not to touch the inner hook.

Bills remain in place without being folded

Just insert banknotes without folding them. They are also highly visible and easy to remove. Since it does not get folded or trifold bent, it can be smoothly inserted into vending machines and self-checkout machines.

Cards can be smoothly inserted and removed without touching the bill holder

Cards are secure and smooth

When closed, the inner hook prevents cards from falling out. The card pocket has a large cutout that pairs with the inner hook for smooth insertion and removal.

Smooth card insertion and removal

Extra cards can be placed in the card holder. The card holder can be used to open and close the wallet without any problems.

開き方 - 小さな薄い財布 Hitoe® Fold
Extra cards can be placed in the bill holder.

Smooth, non-overflowing coin pocket

The coin pocket is shallow and has no zippers, hooks or other metal fittings, so you can quickly remove the coins you need.
When storing coins, the coin pocket lid serves as a guide for smooth storage.
When the wallet is closed, coins will not overflow. Even when the wallet is open, the lid of the coin pocket prevents overflow.
There is plenty of room for 999 yen (15 coins).

Once the leather gets used to it, it is spill-proof during use.

World-renowned minimalist design

Winner of 18 of the world's most prestigious design awards

The Hitoe® Fold series (including Aria and Less) has won the iF Design Award and theRed Dot Design Award, the world's three most prestigious design awards, for its functional and minimalist design. In addition, Aria Less has won 18 major design awards from London, New York, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, and other major design awards around the world.

(For more information, click on the tab "Awards and Achievements - Small Thin Wallet Hitoe® Fold")

Hitoe® Fold total of 18 awards for all series

Design in accordance with the laws of nature

Why is the Golden Ratio so beautiful?
The Golden Ratio 1:1.62 is the aspect ratio of a rectangle made up of a spiral of squares with the Fibonacci sequence as one side. (Figure below)
In fact, the Fibonacci sequence is hidden everywhere in nature. Tree branches, the number of petals, sunflower seeds, seashells, typhoons, spiral galaxies. It can also be found in art, such as the Pyramids, the Parthenon, and the 36 Views of Mount Fuji, where beauty is at its finest.
It is not the golden ratio that is important. It is the Fibonacci sequence, in which the proportions from the smallest detail to the whole are deeply related to nature and the providence of life, that results in a well-balanced design that resonates with the heart.

フィボナッチ数列 - 小さな薄い財布 Hitoe® Fold
Proportions based on the spiral of the Fibonacci sequence

Beautiful details

The precise and delicate stitching, the polished leather edges that reveal the overlapping layers of leather, the smooth floor ( back side of the leather), and the fine lines placed around the edges with a hot iron.
Every detail of the Hitoe® Fold, a small, thin wallet, is beautiful.

小さな薄い財布 Hitoe® Foldの縫製
Beautiful edge treatment
小さな薄い財布 Hitoe® Foldの刻印
For simplicity, the engraving is hidden under the card

Long and beautiful use

In general, most wallet problems are caused by hardware or sewing. However, the small, thin Hitoe® Fold wallet uses no hardware at all and only four stitches.
In addition, the corners, which are prone to damage, are made of layers of outer and inner leather to increase durability. The seam allowance is as small as possible, so the design does not easily lose its shape even in a trouser pocket.

小さな薄い財布 Hitoe® Foldの丈夫な角やエッジ
Corners are layered with leather for durability

Smooth textured vacchetta leather

This wallet uses " vacchetta leather, " which has been used in the Tuscany region of Italy since the early 9th century. The leather is tanned with vegetable tannin and soaked with oil slowly, so that you can enjoy its almost permanent moisture and glossy texture. The silver surface is smooth and fine, with a natural uneven color due to the dye finish, giving the leather an elegant and tasteful look.
The aging process of vacchetta leather stands out among other Italian leathers, and the color and luster deepen beautifully.

(For a detailed description of the leather, click on the "Material" tab.)

Smooth hills of Tuscany, Italy

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