A Close Look At The Dolce & Gabbana Fab 28 Smeg Refrigerators

Dolce & Gabbana for SMEG at if it's hip, it's here

Italians Fashion House Dolce & Gabbana and appliance brand Smeg have teamed up once again for the design of a special range of the iconic FAB28 refrigerators, transforming them into works of art.

Dolce & Gabbana Fab 28 Smeg Refrigerators

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 skillfully combine eras, different specialties, and sensibilities.

The result of this partnership is a range of special Fab 28 Smeg refrigerators with unique Dolce&Gabbana styling.

Each refrigerator features images hand painted by Sicilian artists: lemons, the Trinacria symbol, cart wheels, medieval knights and battle scenes – all distinctive elements of the poetic marionette theater and the Sicilian Cart as well as important aspects of the aesthetic of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

The story of Apollo and Daphne is represented on this refrigerator
A detail of the panel decorated by Adriana Zambonelli and Tiziana Nicosia, mother and daughter, that work together in Catania

As Dolce explains, “Every piece is unique, but they all tell a story consistent with our brand identity. They might be kitchen appliances, but there’s something that is immediately identifiable as Dolce & Gabbana, from the Sicilian barrows to the Trinacria symbol to the marionettes to the Italian lemons and fruits.”

The symbol of Trinacria, the ancient Greek name of Sicily

The themes developed for each product are embellished with classic Italianate motifs.

The heroic-chivalrous spirit unites the Opera dei Pupi and the Sicilian cart. These marionette puppets were painted by the skilled hands of Tiziana Nicosia

These 100 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.

Artist Alice Valenti from Catania at work
A detail from a refrigerator entirely hand-painted by brothers Antonio and Giuseppe Bevilacqua

In Dolce&Gabbana’s fabulous 2016 Women’s Summer Collection (shown below), Carretto Siciliano, the textiles and accessories feature similar stylized imagery as the refrigerators.

The first examples of this special collection will be presented in person during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2016, which will be held from April 12 to 17 in Milan.

Each of the 100 limited edition fridges will cost a cool €30,000, or about $34,140.

images and information courtesy of Smeg and Dolce&Gabbana

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