The New SlimFold Studio

I’m excited to announce that SlimFold has a new home! Or at least some additional space in which to develop new products and innovate our slim wallets. Since taking the leap to go full-time, I’ve been prototyping more but also came to realize that I was making certain compromises by not having the proper space and equipment to explore ideas.

Theoretically, being in the Bay Area should be an advantage so I can leverage the capabilities of the other companies around here. But when my laser cutting vendor is also making prototypes for Google and Tesla it’s not surprising that my projects often get pushed to the back burner ;)

Light Renovation of SlimFold Studio

I actually started looking for space in the beginning of the year and the perfect opportunity came up when a local artist’s collective and school was moving into a bigger space and looking to sub-lease some of it. Since Tech Shop closed down, a lot of folks have been left without a way to create their projects and this Artist/Maker Space fills that void for many folks in San Jose. There’s a common area of tools, a laser cutter, and wood shop… but everything is more oriented around artists so they also have facilities for welding, casting, forging, and screen printing. I’ve been inspired by the folks I’ve met there so far and I’m looking forward to seeing more of their creations.

Wall going up at SlimFold studio

It won’t be a retail location and I most likely won’t do any production there except small batches for beta testers to use. So signing the lease and purchasing equipment is pretty much a pure R&D investment. I’m so appreciative of all the support I’ve received so far. In many ways, if you’ve ever bought a product or backed a Kickstarter project of mine, your investment has made this studio possible.

SlimFold Studio Ready for Action
Now that the bones of the space are complete, it's a blank slate. I’m looking forward to sharing the journey and what comes from it!


16 comments


  • Franck
    Franck
    December 07, 2018

    Love your wallets, the first one I got lasted for ever , that new one is even better. can’t keep on telling others where I got it from :)

  • Terry
    Terry
    December 07, 2018

    Very best of luck with your projects. I can say without a doubt my purchase from you has been one of the better purchases I’ve made in some time. I’ve hauled it around the globe and have benefited greatly from it’s small/thin footprint. I want to buy more just because I love it so much. Here is to your continued success!!

  • Frank
    Frank
    November 16, 2018

    Wishing you continued success. Love the wallet and show it to others and they are very impressed. I encourage them to make a purchase. Hope all goes well for you.

  • Gavin Ho
    Gavin Ho
    November 15, 2018

    Congratulations! all the best, have a great success!

  • Dave Z
    Dave Z
    November 15, 2018

    @John – Awesome so glad you’re liking it and that it worked well on your travels!
    @Ziga – Thank you! I feel good about the direction too.
    @Hily – Yep! It’s in downtown San Jose on the Alameda. No plans for tours yet but possibility of having some small events there?
    @Steve – Glad to hear you’ve been loving your wallet!



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