It’s taken years for many men to realize that carrying bulky wallets in the back pocket is actually bad for their spine and posture. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why my brother always takes his wallet out of his back pocket, before sitting down. This habit however, has caused him to lose one too many wallets.
YeongKyu Yoo of cloudandco has designed two wallets that are extremely slim – WalletType1 and SlimWalletType1. The former is a bi-fold design with 6 pockets, and the latter is a card wallet with 2 pockets. Both of them look to be a solution to the above problem.
The key to the form are the layers and the invisible stitches. Sporting a multi-layer construction with uniform thickness, the edges of the wallets are precisely painted for the ultimate seamless look. The wallets look like a solid sheet of beautiful leather and nothing more.
WalletType1 is constructed from 15 layers and each layer contributes to become a singular form. The SlimWalletType1 has up to 13 layers of construction. Each wallet is envisioned in four colors.
Designer: YeongKyu Yoo of cloudandco
To capture the beauty of quality leather, we focused on bringing its texture to the foreground. This meant keeping all unnecessary details invisible, including stitches. The multi-layer construction was carefully conceived so that once assembled, the form is completely uniform in thickness. To finish it off, the edges are precisely painted for the ultimate seamless look — just like a solid sheet of beautiful leather.
A Simple Initiative
Our goal was simple — to create a wallet that feels like one in the hands. A monolith to the eye, without any visible seams. To achieve such a form, we hid all the magic underneath. Below the surface lies up to 13 layers of construction, depending on the wallet. Each layer is artfully engineered. The resulting form is a fluid shape that is seamless, slim and durable — effortless on the surface, thoughtful within.
WalletType1 is constructed from 15 layers —— every layer contributes to become a singular form.
Made by Hanbo Enc and based in Seoul, they are expert in shaping and manipulating leather and fabric for over 20 years. Product production led by an artisan with 30 years+ of experience in relevant field. Has worked extensively with partners including Montblanc, Microsoft and Samsung.