The high end fashion house has launched its latest venture with luxury appliance brand Smeg, after the huge success of their last collaboration ‘Frigorifero d’Arte’. Dolce & Gabbana, the classic designer label established by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in 1985 in Milan, has been at the forefront of luxury fashion ever since and is now turning its hand to technical home wear.
Dolce & Gabbana and Smegs first venture together was launched in April 2016 as they unveiled a collection of exclusive bespoke hand painted Smeg FAB28 fridges. Only one-hundred were put into production and all boasted one-of-a kind art work by Sicilian painters.
After such a high demand to re-collaborate a year later the two companies that belong to completely different sectors have teamed up again based on their shared traditional values, which allow them to creatively combine different eras, specialties and sensibilities. However this time they are offering a larger and less exclusive range of products.
Sicily is my Love
This current collaboration moves on from the canvas of hi-tech fridges to Smeg’s small appliance range combining both companies’ rich Italian heritage. Sicily the home of Dolce & Gabbana is the main inspiration behind this collection, as the appliances are decorated with lemons, bold citrus fruits and delicate floral designs taken from the coasts and landscapes of southern Italy.
There are five main prints in the collection which all embrace the Italian aesthetic and are then framed in triangle motifs called ‘crocchi’ a traditional Sicilian decoration. The brands have both paid high attention to detail as each product is lovingly finished off with the hand painted emblem ‘Made in Italy’.
This collection doesn’t only celebrate Italian design it is just as much about the food with each appliance influenced by Italy’s rich and traditional dishes. The range of products available includes; toasters, sand mixers, kettles, blenders, citrus juicers, coffee machines, and slow juicers.
Together Dolce & Gabanna and Smeg are blurring the lines between function and fashion experimenting with the everyday object. The kitchen is becoming a gallery for art instead of just another dull room with the help of this new and exciting collaboration.
When will the collaboration be available to buy?
The collection was unveiled last month at Salone del Mobile in Milan, but it you want to get your hands on one of these pieces of art you will have to wait until October 2017.