The journey that led to minimum squared started at an airport and ended on a train. Wanting to pack the travel essentials in a suit trousers pockets, passport and mobile phone in one pocket, wallet and mp3 player in the other.
Airport journeys are always stressful and when you travel for a living there's a need and a quest to find every possible accesoire that makes your life easier over countertops or when not in use in a pocket, travel case, or bag.
Finding the right tool for the right task became an obsession for years, and designing a tool that fulfilled all our requirements was the only answer to our quest.
minimum squared products are handmade to withstand the everyday use and abuse, and designed to make the best of the daily routine.
Our wallets are not only functional but possess an understated elegance that suits any occasion.
Our names are Sanela and Adrian, and in our small workshop in Spain, we design and manufacture the most innovative and thoughtful handmade wallets on the market.
Our very first wallet was awarded with the prestigious Red Dot Award, an international recognition to our design approach.
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION
Minimum Squared (m^2) started with the challenge to create the best no-compromise design on the market.
Maximum capacity in minimum space + easy access + less volume = more comfort.
Our awarded Slim Wallet Elastic (SWE) design has followed an engineering approach, being one of the design goals to use the minimum necessary constructive elements, resulting in a single pattern wallet.
The design stands out for its innovative approach combining traditional craftsmanship and latest technology giving solution to the bulky size of traditional wallets while improving accessibility to cards and notes.
Such approach was immediately awarded on its first year on the market with one of the most respected accolades in international design, the Red Dot Design Award.
"The well thought-out-design of the m^2 minimum squared wallet offers large storage capacity despite its impressively compact dimensions." (Statement of the jury)
The subsequent designs derive from the same form follows function philosophy with a focus on functionality and quality to achieve the best results.
We believe in a slow production process in exchange for premium quality. Our design is timeless regardless the season or fashion tendencies.
Our entire operation is based on a sustainable approach, from the kraft paper packaging to the end product, minimizing waste and use of plastic as well as supplying our small workshop with electricity from renewable sources.
The wallets are handmade starting from a single piece of precision laser cut leather which is folded and then hand stitched (no machine sewing involved).
Special care has been taken in choosing not only the construction methods but also the materials. Vegetable tanned leather from the most acknowledged tanneries in the world and quality threads manufactured in France and Germany are the main ingredients of these smart everyday items.