union wooden wallet by madera studio union wooden wallet by madera studio
may 06, 2013

union wooden wallet by madera studio

‘union wooden wallet’ by madera studiounion in cherry wood


‘the union wallet’, is a slim minimalist wood wallet by australian based studio, madera. designed as an alternative to the ever worn and disposable leather wallets. it is a first product from a range of wood based accessories, that combines wood with current manufacturing techniques and materials. the union wallet uses injection molded elastomer, to create a secure storage structure for cards, cash, and miscellaneous of other essential items. built with a front facing RFID shielding, the features help protect sensitive pay-as-you-go cards from skimming.



 ‘carry your essentials’



walnut and cherry are very durable and resistant to decay



simply slide your spare memory card for safe keeping



with four plastic cards and some paper bills, the union wallet measures short of 13mm (0.51″) thick



embedded behind the wood face is an RFID blocking metal plate



holds your most frequently used card separately for easy access



made from a solid piece of wood that will gracefully age





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  • ya, but how would the wood hold up to my sweaty ass when i’m biking and shit???
    maybe i don’t fall into the target audience for this product, but i would be all over that shit if it had an anti microbial coating that worked.

    >the photos are a bit misleading, makes it look like it could be 2 pieces that snap together.

    500bls says:
  • 500bls
    Obviously, the vocabulary you use, this product is not for you.
    Photos are misleading and are well placed to one side showing the aesthetic function with the completion and on the other the functional part.

    Ulises says:
  • The embossed logo looks remarkably (and embarrassingly) like that of Monocle.
    Instant fail, in my books.

    Design Agent says:
  • @Design Agent

    Yes you’re right! It does!

    nn says:

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