Kemal Curic’s creative vision combines inspiration and progress with a faithfulness to Lincon’s heritage. Later this month at Pebble Beach, Lincoln will present a collaborative concept version of the Aviator, a midsize luxury SUV that has come to embody the company’s mantra of Quiet Flight, with fellow Detroit-based brand Shinola. We recently connected with Curic, Lincoln’s Director of Design, to discuss this collaboration, automotive design, and the connection between cars and perfect replica watches.
How did Lincoln and Shinola link up for the new Aviator Concept?
CURIC: The story of the Lincoln Aviator and Shinola started with the AAA best fake watches (Canfield) and a duffel bag (Canfield Classic Holdall), and a bike seat (Runwell). We had a visit to the Shinola flagship store in Detroit with the Lincoln design team. We really got inspired and thought there were some really compelling design elements and unique themes. We thought it could be interesting to have a collaboration between the two brands.
They opened up their showrooms and gave us almost like a playground to allow the designers to explore their brand and their lifestyle and their ethos. And then we started thinking how these could fit into one of our vehicles. We also like to get inspired by different trends.
You were the chief designer of the current-generation Lincoln Aviator, so it’s a car you know extremely well. How has your original design benefited from the collaboration with Shinola?
CURIC: In the interior you’ll find the woven metal mesh that they have at Shinola through the console, to the middle, to the back seats. It’s basically taking something small like the high quality replica watches from Shinola and scaling it up to something much larger like a vehicle.
The car’s soft white exterior was really inspired by Shinola’s iconic mother-of-pearl Swiss made fake watches dials. And it had a little bit of a hint of blue, which we think is going to look quite spectacular in the sunlight. We really like the usage of new copper accents, which you see on some of the Shinola bike seats.
What can you learn from Swiss movements copy watches for Canada design that you can take forward into automotive design?
CURIC: There are a lot of things. Attention to detail, craftsmanship. I call this “Swiss replica watches making” on the interiors – the attention to detail, the way that things operate, the way they feel, even smell. Sound is super important to us. We actually wanted to put a human touch into it.
Are you into 1:1 top replica watches? Do you collect them?
CURIC: I really personally appreciate vintage luxury fake Rolex watches; the Rolex Submariner replica watches for sale is one of my all-time favorites. I really like the cheap replica Panerai Luminor watches wholesale and was fascinated by the story of the Italian Navy. I think every designer has the TAG Heuer Monaco super clone watches online shop. And then cheap quality IWC knockoff watches, I really appreciate their movements. I also like some of the newer brands like Bell & Ross replica watches for men and women. And then of course the top luxury fake watches from Shinola.
I like to see how brands are pushing innovation in sustainable and smart materials, and they still keep the heritage and art of craftsmanship alive.