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Hitoe® Fold - Liscio

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£99.00

Small thin wallet

I want to go out without any clothes on my hands! To fulfill this desire, we created Hitoe®, a thin wallet in which cards and coins do not overlap. The Hitoe® Fold is the evolution of the Hitoe® series, which pursues not only thin wallets but also small wallets.
The ultimate simplicity of design, smooth and comfortable use, and ample storage capacity are the ideals we have pursued and creatively designed for the cashless era.

ミニマルなデザイン - Hitoe Fold Liscio

Hitoe® structure" stands out for its thinness

独自の立体的な縫製 - Hitoe Fold Liscio Totally lean layout

Wallets become thicker because cards and coins overlap. The Hitoe® structure solves this problem. It achieves a thin wallet without overlapping cards and coins.
The maximum capacity is


10 banknotes, 20 coins, and 7 cards.



Even with a full capacity, it is overwhelmingly thin.

厚さ - HITOE FOLD LISCIO (*When 5 cards are stored (but there are individual differences))

Design Attention

Pursuit of thin wallets

The edges are not "rolled in" but have a "seam allowance. This is in pursuit of thinness. If the edges are rolled in, the size will be smaller, but the overlap of the leather will increase and the leather will become thicker.
This detail is faithful to the ideal of a thin wallet.

端部処理 - Hitoe Fold licio Size comparison by edge treatment method

The leather is thick enough, and the texture, such as tension and firmness, is also important.

薄い財布 - Hitoe Fold Liscio Thinness without waste

Long and beautiful use.

The seam allowance is as small as possible, and the design is resistant to losing its shape.
In addition, most problems with wallets are caused by hardware and sewing. No hardware is used at all, and there are only four seams.
Corners and folded parts, which are prone to damage, are made of overlapping outer and inner leather to enhance durability.
It is a simple and sturdy construction that can be used beautifully for a long time.

丈夫な角やエッジ - Hitoe Fold Liscio Sturdy corners and edges

Beautiful details

Precise and delicate stitching, polished floor (back side of leather), transparently polished koba (cross-section of leather) that reveals the overlapping layers of leather, and fine lines (nenpiki) placed around the edges with a hot iron.
Every detail of the product is designed for beauty.

刻印 - HITOE FOLD LISCIO In pursuit of simplicity, the engraving is hidden under the card.
縫製 - HITOE FOLD LISCIO Beautiful seam allowance edge treatment

Designed according to the laws of nature

Why is the Golden Ratio so beautiful?"
The golden ratio 1:1.62 is the aspect ratio of a rectangle consisting of a spiral of squares with the Fibonacci sequence ( 1 2 3 5 8 13 21...) as one side. (Figure below)
And the Fibonacci sequence is hidden everywhere in nature. Tree branches, petal counts, sunflower seeds, seashells, typhoons, spiral galaxies. It can also be found in the most beautiful art forms, such as the pyramids, the Parthenon, and the 36 Views of Mount Fuji.
Deeply related to nature and the order of life, therefore, the golden ratio based on the Fibonacci sequence also tugs at the heartstrings.
It is not the golden ratio that is important. It is the proportions from the smallest detail to the whole that make the Fibonacci sequence work to create a well-rounded design that resonates with the heart.

フィボナッチ数列 - Hitoe Fold Liscio Design based on the Fibonacci Sequence

Six well-thought-out usability features

It is not just a thin wallet. We have also pursued comfort of use so that each operation can be completed with the fewest possible actions.

1 New concept of using the card to be stored as a clasp

Wehave devised an "inner hook (patent pending) " that hooks onto the card to be stored, rather than outside the wallet, anduses the card itself as part of the clasp. It is a smart leather hook that fits inside the wallet and is not shown on the front.

カードに掛けるインナーフック - Hitoe Fold Liscio Inner hook that hangs on the card integrated with the bill holder

It not only serves as a clasp for the wallet, but also prevents cards from falling out and allows for speedy opening and closing.

インナーフックを閉じた様子 - Hitoe Fold Liscio Tucked inside to prevent unexpected card drops

2 Clip it with leather, and that's it.

The inner hook gives the bag a flat appearance that can only be clipped with leather. No hardware, flap, or other unnecessary items protrude, so there is no snagging in the pocket.

正面 - HITOE FOLD LISCIO No hardware at all, just leather.

3 Quickly opens and closes in a "U" shape

By bending the border between the card and the coin in a "wiggle" motion, the inner hook on the card is easily released. With this single action, coins, bills, and cards can all be accessed for quick checkout.

開き方 - Hitoe Fold liscio Smoothly opens and closes by bending it in a "crisscross" shape.
The trick is to bend the inner hook in a "wiggle" so that it does not touch the inner hook.

4 Keep the banknote in place

Just insert bills without folding them. High visibility and easy to remove.

Smoothly insert and remove bills without touching the bill holder.

5 Cards are smooth

Fingers go deep into the back of the card for smooth card insertion and removal.

Smooth in and out

Extra cards are held in the bill holder to prevent stretching of the leather in the card pocket. It does not interfere with the opening and closing of the wallet.

開き方 - Hitoe Fold liscio Extra cards are placed on the card holder.

6 Shallow coin pocket

A shallow coin pocket allows you to quickly find and quickly remove the coins you need. There is no need to worry about coins spilling out when the wallet is closed; there is plenty of room for 999 yen (15 coins).

Once the leather is acclimated, there is no spillage during use.

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The Hitoe® Fold series has been recognized both nationally and internationally with numerous records and awards.

Awards

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

The aim is to serve as a medium to connect talented artists with international audiences, with artists from around the world, juried by luminaries in six disciplines (architecture, interiors, art, graphics, photography, and products) and 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. Comprised of five categories including architecture, interior design, product design, fashion, and graphics, each year's competition attracts the finest entries from the world's most talented designers.

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

An award specializing in product design sponsored by International Award Associate (USA), newly established in 2021.
The award aims to recognize outstanding product designers who enrich our daily lives. In its first year, the award received more than 500 entries from around 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 new standards 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

This award was established with the aim of discovering and promoting excellent Japanese products and services with a spirit of hospitality to the world. The award is given to products and services that are born out of consideration for the people who use them, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions of the past.

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

This award was established with the aim of discovering and promoting outstanding Japanese products and services with a spirit of hospitality to the world. The award is given to products and services that are born out of consideration for the people who use them, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions of the past.

Campfire Crowdfunding Award 2020
Campfire Crowdfunding Award 2020
Hitoe® Fold

This award celebrates the best challenges among more than 10,000 projects on the crowdfunding site Campfire.

Crowd Funding

The Hitoe® Fold series has dominated the Japanese history of crowdfunding wallets 1~3. (*As of February 10, 2022)

2020
Machi-ya
51,795,439 yen / 3500 people
Hitoe® Fold v.2020 -Liscio
Achieved the highest amount of crowdfunding for wallets in Japan
2021
未来ショッピング
77,853,800 yen / 2,480 people
Hitoe® Fold Aria -Foschia
Wallet crowdfunding achieved the highest amount of money in
JapanSuprising the 1st and 2nd place in Japan's history for wallet crowdfunding
Booster
55,481,020 yen / 2959 people
Hitoe® Fold v.2021 -Liscio-
Dominated Japan's all-time crowdfunding rankings for wallets (#1-3)

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

Hitoe Fold Aria" and "Hitoe Fold Less" are our flagship models, which are uncompromising in material, design, functionality, and detailing. The Hitoe Fold Aria can hold 6 cards, while the Hitoe Fold Less can hold 3 cards.
Hitoe Fold" is the second grade of this concept, realized in leather that you can enjoy the texture and the change of material over time. It can hold up to 7 cards.
Other differences are as follows

1 Material
Hitoe Fold" utilizes high quality thick leather (Italian vacchetta leather), which has the characteristics of leather as it is and allows the user to enjoy its leatheriness. The floor (back side) of the leather has been treated to minimize shedding in order to improve the sliding of banknotes and other items.
The "Hitoe Fold Aria" and "Hitoe Fold Less" have luxurious specifications with leather laminated on all parts, and the silver surface is double-layered to achieve both thinness and durability.

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

2 sizes
Flat size
, Hitoe Fold w92 x h92 mm
, Hitoe Fold Aria w89 x h91 mm
, Hitoe Fold Less w89 x h89 mm

Thickness (thickest part around the clasp)
- Hitoe Fold approx. 10mm (when 5 emboss-less cards are stored ) - Hitoe Fold

Aria approx. 9mm (when 5 emboss-less cards are stored)
- Hitoe Fold Less
There is a slight individual difference.
Please add 0.2-0.3mm per card for embossed cards.

Due to the difference in the feel of the materials, you will probably feel the difference more than the numbers when you hold it in your hand.

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

3 Difference in feel
Depending on the stitching on the side of the bill holder, the "Hitoe Fold" may feel a tugging sensation when inserting or removing banknotes from the side. Also, the sliding of banknotes may cause a little more friction.

The "Hitoe Fold Aria" and " Hitoe Fold Less" have a card pocket that is designed to prevent cards from falling out even when the clasp is removed.

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

If you bend the border between the coin and the card in the shape of a "ku", the hook on the card will be released and the card can be used smoothly.

How to bend the opening and closing (e.g. Hitoe Fold Aria)

When closing, lightly press down on the top of the flap and bend the flap in a "ku" shape so that the hook fits naturally into the card. The trick is to keep your fingers away from the hook.

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

Q. When I close it, it distorts.

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

(Example: Hitoe Fold)

Q. Will coins or cards overflow?

If you hang the hooks on the cards to be stored and close the wallet, there will never be an overflow of coins or cards. When the wallet is opened, the lid of the coin pocket holds the coins in place and prevents them from overflowing. However, if the wallet is used horizontally, coins may overflow. Please use the card vertically.

Liscio

"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.

Aging example

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 Camel : The color of camel hair. Bright yellowish brown.
Chestnut Chestnut : Maroon. Reddish brown.
Teal Teal : The color of the duck's face. The blue-green color gradually becomes darker.
Black 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.

External dimensions: approx. W92 x H92 x D10 mm (thickest part when 5 cards are stored)
Maximum capacity: 15 banknotes, 7 cards, 20 coins
Product weight: approx. 39 g
Leather: Vegetable tanned leather from Italy (vachetta method)
Country of manufacture: Japan
Intellectual Property: Patent pending
     Design registration No. 1659078
     Design registration No. 1659079
     Design registration No. 1670259
     International design registration (EU, US, China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia)
     Trademark registration No. 6253419
     International trademark registration (EU, US, China, Korea, Taiwan)

Please use the wallet in portrait orientation.
All photos and videos used in the product description are for right-handed use.