Dolce & Gabbana has once again teamed up with luxury appliances brand Smeg to unveil their second ‘Made in Italy’ collection, which we told you about last year. This time the Italian fashion house has given Smeg’s small domestic appliances a makeover, to create the Dolce & Gabbana X Smeg ‘Sicily is My Love’ range.
With kettles, toasters and juicers in the mix, these high fashion gadgets would brighten up even the dreariest kitchen space. The collection was unveiled at the 2017 Salone del Mobile di Milano, and is now finally available in-store at selected locations in London. At the moment, it’s a limited selection – the citrus juicer, two-slice toaster and kettle are available from Smeg’s London flagship store.
US customers can also get their hands on the much-coveted pieces by pre-ordering online via Neiman Marcus – sadly they don’t ship to the UK, so UK customers will have to register their interest online here if they can’t make it to the shops themselves, while a dedicated website for UK customers will be launched in the coming months.
Dolce & Gabbana X Smeg 2017
Prices are available on application, though the toaster, kettle and juicer are priced at $600 each for US pre-order. We’re thinking our toasted crumpets would be all the tastier having been heated in a Dolce & Gabbana X Smeg toaster. Even if we had to live off them for a month…
This time last year D&G announced their Smeg fridge team up, read details below…
4 April 2016, by Josh Barrie:
Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg have collaborated to produce 100 of these beautiful £30,000 fridges.
We like these fridges. They’re a collaboration between two iconic Italian brands – Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg.
Together, the fashion label and fridge company have created 100 designs of meticulous detail and vibrant colour. Each fridge has been hand painted, and comes as part of a ‘Made in Italy’ initiative that celebrates ‘family tradition and the importance of maintaining local roots’.
Using Smeg’s FAB28 fridge, known for its retro style and pastel shades, Sicilian artists have composed provincial symbols and used evocative colours to bring each fridge to life. It’s an odd canvas, but a cool one. Scenes include Italian favourites such as fresh lemons, the trinacria flag, cart wheels, medieval knights, and battle scenes.
The fridges incorporate the famous aesthetic of fashion pairing Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana alongside Smeg’s heritage and craftsmanship. Above anything, they’re great places to keep the cream for your pannacotta fresh until the weekend.
Artists include Salvatore Sapienza, who has been restoring and decorating Sicilian carts since the age of 13, and mother and daughter pairing Adriana Zambonelli and Tiziana Nicosia, whose volcanic pieces they produce in their Catanian workshop have been exhibited across the globe.
Happily, the fridges are for sale – though you’ll have to fork out £30,000 to pick one up. They did each take 240 hours to complete, I suppose. The collection is to be presented during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2016, taking place in Milan from 12 to 17 April.
— Dolce & Gabbana (@dolceg247news) March 21, 2016
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