Ögon: The Smart Wallets

Scandinavia is known for design. Therefore, it's fitting the Ögon company has its roots in Sweden. At the beginning of year 2000, Thomas MARCEL, the creator of the brand, noticed the most stylish Swedes are using metal cigarette cases to carry their identity cards, credit cards and bank notes. How clever! The idea of a hard wallet grew in the mind of the young creator of Ögon. He developed the concept with a research agency in Stockholm over the course of 2 years, while also gaining inspiration from metallic suitcases. After perfecting the design, the first model was born. The company then moved to Paris in 2004.

With the arrival of Ögon in 2004, it was like a small revolution against the leather goods market. The Stockholm model launch would shake the sector. The Stockholm was the first aluminium designed wallet made with aluminium. Alu has many advantages: this alloy is light, hard, stainless and 100% recyclable. So that's a durable and ecological material. Choosing this material is a real innovation and an alternative to leather. Modern and easy to recognize, the card case Stockholm quickly became a best seller. 

Since 2012, Ögon's new visual identity and collections are inspired by the famous French designer Eric Berthes. The talented creator has already worked for some of the best brands worldwide such as Bollinger, Sonia Rykiel, Corum, and Ruinart. The Quilted collection was the first wallets ever made with quilted aluminium. Every Ögon product, due to their aluminium cover, acts like small Faraday cages. They stop magnetic waves and protect the cards against demagnetization. Even better, all models are certified "RFID Safe" because by blocking the waves they prevent from scanning credit card thieves. By developing this security system more than 10 years ago, Ögon is the precursor of this technology. All Ögon models protect your credit cards against hackers.

Photography | Dana Dimitras
Company | Ögon
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