Fusion of Made in Italy style, art, fashion design and appliance manufacturing
After being unveiled last year during Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan to international acclaim, the first limited edition hand-painted FAB28 fridge has arrived in Australia.
Smeg’s innovative collaboration with the revered Italian fashion designers resulted in only 100 bespoke FAB28 fridges – the ground-breaking fusion of ‘Made in Italy’ art, fashion design and appliance manufacturing. The fridges, painstakingly painted by a group of Sicilian artists, illustrate Sicilian folklore in bold, vibrant colour.
Australia’s fridge was painted by Sicilian brothers Antonio and Giuseppe Bevilacqua. Characterised by a chromatic explosion of yellows and reds inspired by the Sicilian sun and the lava of Mt Etna, the design features sumptuous friezes and rich geometric patterns depicting the battle between Argante and Tancredi and another with Anthea of Babylon.
Even though each fridge is unique, all 100 represent the passion for style and design shared by Dolce & Gabbana and the family-owned Smeg brand.
Understandably desire for these rare, works of art fridges is very high. Many have found homes around the world – now including Australia – and are destined to be a covetable collector’s item or family heirloom.
For a limited time, one of these beautiful fridges is on display at Winning Appliances in Kingston, Australian Capital Territory.