nothing fancy   minimal wallets by chieh nothing fancy   minimal wallets by chieh
feb 02, 2013

nothing fancy minimal wallets by chieh

‘nothing fancy’ – minimal wallets by chieh



‘nothing fancy’, the non-stitched minimalist wallet, is the first product in a range of everyday accessories by taiwanese designer chieh re-imagined for a contemporary lifestyle. the wallet has its origins in the classic image of the bundle of banknotes held together by a rubber band.

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 wallet – reducing the thickness through using minimal amounts of materials. the same concept is applied to a coin case, an iPhone holder and a passport holder for a range of simplified versions of various accessories.



a wallet that has two sections, one for bank notes and one for credit cards



a coins case made from a folded single piece of leather. the rigidity of the heavyweight leather naturally creates the pocket structure



an iPhone holder with a slit on the back in which to slide travel or credit cards.



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 simple structure of the coins case is also very easy to use



the shorter front of the iPhone holder give you a hint of the incoming calls



the passport holder simply organizes the documents you need when traveling



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