As soon as we step out of the house, our wallet remains with us all day long.
And every day, our needs change as we adapt to the occasion. So should our wallet.
Through the Apto label, we strive to think and design clever yet elegant solutions that contribute to make daily life one bit easier & fancier.
This is the reason why we created The Instant Wallet.
The Instant Wallet is really easy to handle: it is composed of 2 units which can be slipped in and out of a third, bigger unit. And each of these three elements are designed to be used either combined or on its own.
1. The Card Holder
Ideal to carry the essentials, with 3 card slots + inner pocket for an extra card or bank notes.
Extra feature: a flat zipped pocket allows to secure some coins, keys, SD cards or any other sensitive item.
2. The Coin Holder
Simple yet elegant, it is made of a large zipped pocket as well as a single extra-large card slot allowing to hold up to 6 cards.
Extra feature: a clever “thumb-cut” that allows you to push your card stack from the bottom and access it super easily.
3. The Base
Designed like a modern billfold wallet, this neat module can carry both previous modules, 2/+ cards and some larger documents.
Extra feature: the large pocket for bank notes will fit almost any currency.
The Instant Wallet is entirely made of top-grain, aniline leather.
The hides are selected with care and are the result of a vegetal tanning process, without any use of chromium or other chemicals, thus very environment-conscious.
And as the leather surface has not suffer any further correction treatment, it kept its full softness and its original grain.
To guarantee the durability of your Instant Wallet, we also selected YKK metal zippers for solidity, smoothness and style!
Finally, not only did we care for every single detail of our product, but also beyond the product itself. We created a quality packaging, made of a letterpress support and a nice cardboard box which will make it a wonderful gift.
As we reached our initial goal after the first week, we implemented a new €35,000 STRETCH GOAL that will unlock a NEW COLOR for the Instant Wallet. And you even get to vote for your favorite color by clicking the picture below and participating to our survey!
Apto is born out of our common will to improve the way people interact with daily life objects. We wanted to bring new solutions through items that, in our opinion, did not always adapt with our lives. And we strive to do so without compromising on the authenticity of such products. This is why we always take most care about style, materials and craftsmanship.
We hope that, seeing and using our Instant Wallet, you will judge our challenge as completed!
Risks and challenges
If you decide to become backer of The Instant Wallet you will be helping us make this concept a reality. Our final prototype is ready, and we have found the right suppliers and materials.
But we still need your help more than anything, in order to support the costs of leather, transportation, packaging and of course manufacture.
But on top of that, your help will be for us the confirmation that we are working in the right direction, and will give us the will to pursue purveying elegant and functional products. We have a lot of ideas, and we would love to show them to you!
As for all projects, some adjustments or unexpected events might show up during the production process following the campaign. But we are confident that our experience and our respect for deadlines will allow us to tackle them as soon as they appear. And as we want to keep you at the center of this project, we will communicate every update for you to follow its development almost as close as we do.
Charles-Antoine, Mathieu and Victor
Special Thanks to: Léopold Rigaut, for his awesome job with our video ; the Waidmeister Café in Cologne (Germany) for allowing us to roll in nice surroundings and for their delicious coffee !
- (30 days)