Their 2017 collaboration, the second time the two brands have worked together, called ‘Sicily Is My Love’, uses Smeg’s small kitchen appliances as the designer brands canvas. As the home of Dolce and Gabbana, Sicily is within the heart of each design and each product proudly celebrates the Italian heritage of both brands with a ‘Made in Italy’ emblem to finish.
“The designs are decorated with quintessential Sicilian motifs: gold lemons and citrus fruits, prickly pears and bold bright cherries. Each model also boasts a selection of delicate floral designs inspired by the coasts and landscapes of southern Italy and Mount Etna, surrounded by the ornamental friezes and decorative leaf motifs.” Smeguk.com
“While strengthening the longstanding partnership between Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg, the new collection further cements the close relationship between fashion, design and technology.” smeguk.com
In 2016 they teamed up together to create the range, ‘Frigorifero d’Arte’ which saw various Sicilian artists painstakingly intricate designs wrapped around the classic Smeg fridge with the creative influence of Dolce and Gabanna. The collection centered around the concept of the fridge being an integral part of Italian culture and again the imagery used is meant to uncover the beauty of Sicily.
Here the artists are at the inspiration stage, collating different Sicilian motifs and imagery to use.
The collection was unveiled at ‘Salone del Mobile’ in Milan last year and we love the styling and photography captured of the printed products:
We certainly fancy ourselves a printed kitchen appliance now we have seen this beautiful range. For a company who is best known for colour drenched collections, it is refreshing to see print as such a focus.