I think the last time I had a wallet was grade school. I always found them too clunky, too uncomfortable when in my pocket. I’ve tried everything from money clips to card holders but I never found anything slim enough or adequate. However, these new Nothing Fancy wallets by London-based designer Chieh Ting Huang might be exactly what I’ve been waiting for all these years. The non-stitched minimalist wallet is the first product in a range of everyday accessories reimagined for a contemporary lifestyle.
“The wallet has its origins in the classic image of the bundle of banknotes held together by a rubber band. The mission was to create a design with the minimal amount of materials, simplifying the object to its basic function. Each wallet is created from a single piece of leather, requiring no stitching — shortening the time it takes to produce each one and saving on materials. The custom-made rubber bands make placing banknotes and credit cards into the pockets easy yet maintains the security of a traditional stitched wallet. The use of minimal material also reduces the thickness otherwise found in a traditional wallet. The same concept has been applied to an coins case, an iPhone holder and a passport holder for a range of contemporary versions of traditional accessories.”
Unfortunately, they currently aren’t available yet (or I would have already ordered the entire collection), but you can sign up to get notified once they do.
More images below.
A wallet that has two sections, one for bank notes and one for credit cards.
An iPhone holder with a slit on the back in which to slide travel or credit cards.
A coins case made from a folded single piece of leather. The rigidity of the heavyweight leather naturally creates the pocket structure.
A passport holder that includes a pocket for placing a boarding pass and other travel documents.
The contents of your wallet are held in place securely by the rubber bands, which being flexible allow for as much capacity as a traditional wallet. The rubber bands are also a suitable place to hold business cards, tickets or receipts.