Distil is a clever thing company
We're on a mission to simplify your everyday
Distil is an independent design studio founded in 2011 on a mission to simplify life by creating problem-solving products that are a delight to use.
A well-designed everyday object can help you focus on what matters instead of juggling all of those tiny, unnecessary things—because when a worry is off your mind, you can breathe a little easier.
We believe that good design is good for you.
We’re fueled by enthusiastic crowd-funding (with 8,484 backers to be precise). In fact, lots of lifetime fans found us way back on Kickstarter after mumbling "heck, that's a good idea"...
We tackle design challenges by listening to what annoys you about your daily routines. Because, like you, we experience frustration and wasted time, too—and nothing makes us happier than hearing we've helped make your day a little bit easier.
Even something meticulously crafted and complex should ultimately provide you with an effortless, intuitive experience. Life is hectic enough—leave it to us to fuss over the details.
By questioning assumptions and putting ourselves in your shoes, we’re able to create objects that feel like they were made just for you. Because usually the answer isn’t more things. It’s better things.
We love making useful things that you love to use! Our favorite objects are those that not only look great, their functionality makes a noticeable, positive impact on our lives.
Yup, we know we’re just making everyday stuff, but our core belief is that good design can make a difference in your everyday life.
We create from a place of positivity
From eco-certified tanneries to plastic-free packaging, it's our responsibility to act as good stewards of this Earth—hello, neighbor!
We make mindful decisions
Even simple designs demand attention, skill and effort to execute well. (It's a fine balance of intuition and over-thinking.)
We use what we design
We've said 'we' quite enough...
Here's what other people have to say about Distil.
"Distil Union puts a lot of energy and focus on using design to make life better and creating highly polished products."
"A South Carolina startup has built the slimmest, most practical wallet you'll find. It just might be the perfect men's wallet."
"Distil Union is a company that has consistently impressed me. Because we spend so much time with these items, it's important to invest in ones that are worthwhile."
"Ever since we first started using the Distil Union Wally Bifold, we knew we'd be seeing big things from the company that made one of our favorite thin wallets."