Dolce & Gabbana has teamed up with Italian appliance manufacturer SMEG to bring kitchen appliances into the world of high-end fashion. The two brands partnered up in 2017 for an ever-growing, special edition kitchen collaboration.
The two brands first released 100 units of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted refrigerators that featured lemons, wagon wheels, medieval knights, and battle scene designs painted by Sicilian artists that sold for $50,000 each.
After the success of the refrigerators, in March of this year, the two brands collaborated yet again to produce a breakfast set. The breakfast set includes a toaster, electric kettle, juicer, and other small appliances that were offered for $650 per item. An espresso machine was later created by Dolce & Gabbana and SMEG which became available for purchase later on in the year.
“We’re extremely excited to announce that the highly anticipated small appliance collection with Dolce & Gabbana is now available for purchase in the United States,” SMEG CEO Vittorio Bertazzoni said. “Incorporating symbolic designs that are true to Southern Italy and SMEG makes this a one-of-a-kind collection.”
By next year, the two brands have stated that several new pieces will be offered including small and large kitchen appliances. A hand blender, four-slice toaster, and drip coffee machine will be introduced into the collection in the near future.
While some kitchen appliances are currently unavailable, the citrus juicer, which features Dolce & Gabbana on the banner and SMEG across the front, is still available for purchase.
The Dolce & Gabbana and SMEG Small Appliance Collection has an underlying theme that pays homage to their Italian heritage and can be purchased at Williams-Sonoma and Neiman Marcus.
Dolce & Gabbana and SMEG announced, at the Salone Del Mobile Design Fair in Milan, a new collaboration to produce two sets of matching large appliances to make the kitchen feel as luxurious as possible. One set includes a Victoria range entitled ‘Divina Cucina’, which translates to ‘divine cuisine’, and an extractor hood and a FAB28 fridge.
Both styles were inspired by Italian elements, yet they are drastically different from each other. One fridge features lemons, prickly pears, and red cherries amongst floral designs and geometric shapes that embody the “Sicily Is My Love” collection. On the other hand, the second fridge features curved lines, imagery steeped in mythology, and illustrations of landmarks like Mount Etna and the ruins of the Greek temple of Castor and Pollux in Sicily’s Valley of the Temples.
This new collection will definitely add glamour to any kitchen, whether it features the complete set or only a few select appliances. Individual items from all collections are currently available at Williams-Sonoma and Neiman Marcus and will soon be available at Smeg’s London store which recently opened this past fall.