dolce&gabbana transforms smeg's FAB28 refrigerator into a work of art
 
dolce&gabbana transforms smeg's FAB28 refrigerator into a work of art dolce&gabbana transforms smeg's FAB28 refrigerator into a work of art
apr 18, 2016

dolce&gabbana transforms smeg's FAB28 refrigerator into a work of art

dolce&gabbana transforms smeg’s FAB28 refrigerator into a work of art
(above) the frigorifero d’arte exhibition was presented during milan design week 2016
image courtesy of dolce&gabbana

 

 

 

italian companies dolce&gabbana and smeg have collaborated to create 100 limited-edition refrigerators that celebrate the decorative richness of sicilian traditions. six artists took the FAB28’s sinuous lines and nostalgically retro form and hand-painted them with images the reference the island like lemons, the trinacia symbol, cart wheels, medieval knights, and battle scenes. all these pay a tribute to the sicilian cart, or carretto in italian, that is also part of the exhibition held at the metropol theater in viale piave 24, during milan design week 2016.

dolce gabbana smeg frigorifero d'arte milan design week 2016 designboom
the whole exhibition aimed to highlight sicilian traditions
image courtesy of dolce&gabbana

 

 

 

embellished with classic floral motifs, the result of this collaboration showcases the attention to detail of two brands that clearly represent the ‘made in italy’ flag, combined with smeg’s quality and technology and dolce&gabbana’s creativity and artisan workmanship. the exclusive refrigerator collection aims to keep alive the tradition of the sicilian cart, renewing its colors and taking it to new horizons.

dolce gabbana smeg frigorifero d'arte milan design week 2016 designboom
100 refrigerations were handpainted by sicilian six artists
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dolce gabbana smeg frigorifero d'arte milan design week 2016 designboom
the motifs used in the refrigerators are based on the chivalric tales, mythology, religious devotions, and italian opera
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dolce gabbana smeg frigorifero d'arte milan design week 2016 designboom
FAB28 refrigerators with unique dolce&gabbana styling
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dolce gabbana smeg frigorifero d'arte milan design week 2016 designboom
dolce&gabbana’s metropol theater was filled with rotating refrigerators and light compositions
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dolce gabbana smeg frigorifero d'arte milan design week 2016 designboom
detail of the collaboration between two italian giants
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dolce gabbana smeg frigorifero d'arte milan design week 2016 designboom
each fridge is embellished with classic floral motifs
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dolce gabbana smeg frigorifero d'arte milan design week 2016 designboom
the sicilian cart, or carretto, present at the exhibition
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dolce gabbana smeg frigorifero d'arte milan design week 2016 designboom
exhibition view of the refrigerators with the carretto siciliano in the end
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dolce gabbana smeg frigorifero d'arte milan design week 2016 designboom
sicilian traditions have been part of dolce&gabbana’s work, and with this collaboration, they have succeeded again
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dolce gabbana smeg frigorifero d'arte milan design week 2016 designboom
general exhibition view
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dolce gabbana smeg frigorifero d'arte milan design week 2016 designboom
this mood board showcased the references used to paint the refrigerators
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