Smeg and Dolce & Gabbana have teamed up to design a special edition of the FAB28 refrigerator, transforming it into a work of art.
The partnership between the Italian luxury fashion house and Italian upmarket appliance manufacturer has resulted in a range of limited edition hand-painted FAB28R-DG fridges.
The collection has been created by local Sicilian artists, under the personal direction of designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
The designs have been inspired by provincial symbols and medieval scenes. The lemons, trinacria symbol, cart wheels, knights and battle scenes are elements of the marionette theatre and the Sicilian Cart, as well as aspects of the aesthetic of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The themes developed for each product are embellished with classic floral motifs.
Smeg said: The two companies “belong to two different creative sectors but are united by strong values and a tradition of ‘Made in Italy’ excellence. Sharing similar backgrounds rooted in the family and local territory, they have a deep respect for tradition and their creativity allows them to skilfully combine eras, different specialties, and sensibilities.”
Smeg added: “These exclusive refrigerators – the result of innovation and a meticulous eye for detail – are one-of-a-kind products that combine Smeg quality and technology and Dolce & Gabbana’s creativity and masterful artisan workmanship.”
The first examples of this special collection will be presented during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2016, which will be held from April 12 to April 17 in Milan.
Image of FAB28R-DG fridge courtesy of Smeg