CRASH by Minabea and Lindall Leather Works have teamed up to debut CRASH + Lindall Leather Works at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas


"With the strength of SEMA in the industry, we are thrilled to be able to present our work to the automotive community. Retailers, collectors and anyone who appreciates fine accessories, will want to come by our booth. Of course, we'd love to take orders and get CRASH + Lindall at some great automotive accessories shops out there, but we're really excited to build awareness of our brands."

About the CRASH + Lindall Leather Works Collaboration

Upon meeting at a local Los Angeles trade show, Christi and Robert decided to collaborate to launch a very special design of leather goods, CRASH + Lindall. "It seemed like a natural fit: jewelry and leather goods."

An auto enthusiast at heart, Robert took sharp notice of Christi's designs and struck up a conversation. "I love the concept. The idea of wearing a piece of a beautiful machine is awesome! Christi is such an artist!"
"I was looking for a way to design for men and when I saw how beautiful Robert's wallets were, it was obvious that they would make a great canvas for CRASH pieces. What gentleman wouldn't appreciate a wallet embellished with a cool design made from a Ferrari 360 in rosso scuderia red?"
The CRASH + Lindall line features a traditional bi-fold wallet, small wallet pocket organizer, bill case and line of key fobs each crafted from elegant leather and embellished with custom up-cycled luxury automobile metal. Packaged with a certificate of authenticity, CRASH + Lindall leather goods are truly unique pieces.


CRASH by Minabea ( The CRASH collection features up cycled jewelry crafted from the finest late model European luxury automobiles (such as late model Mercedes-Benzs, BMWs, Porsches, Audis, Ferraris, Bentleys, Maseratis, etc.). The metal has been stressed, chipped, and banged up. Re-purposed materials that are not just shiny, but truly green! CRASH is owned by jewelry designer and former art historian Christi Schimpke. Founded in 2010, Minabea specializes in hand-fabricated, one-of-a-kind and custom jewelry created with sterling and fine silver, gold and fair-trade semi-precious gemstones.


Lindall Leather Works ( is a Los Angeles based designer and manufacturer of fine leather goods and a true American luxury brand. Using the highest quality, domestically sourced leathers, craftsmanship and service, Lindall leather goods are designed to endure beautifully.