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Smeg Australia are a proud partner of the Australian Institute of Architects and Venice Architecture Biennale's 2018 Australian Pavilion.

In the lead up to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, you could win a Smeg two-slice toaster, kettle and blender, valued at over $650.

To enter: Take a picture that illustrates Italian design or the essence of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

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The competition runs from 11 April to 31 May 2018 Enter as many times as you wish. The winner will be announced on the Smeg Australia and Australian Institute of Architecture's Instagram and Facebook accounts. Smeg small appliance colours are subject to availability. Delivery to one Australian address.



Smeg are delighted to announce the winning projects for this year's Smeg Tour Competition. From an amazing pool of outstanding kitchen designs, the jury have selected 4 winning projects.

Receiving the incredible prize package including a return trip to Venice for the opening of the Venice Architecture Biennale and a unique tour to the Smeg Headquarters and surrounding region, the winning projects stood out against the criteria of innovative design, creative use of materials and appliances as well as spatial planning and use of natural light and ventilation.


  • Myrtle Tree House by MAKE Architecture (VIC)
  • Jac by panovscott Architects (NSW)
  • Henry Street House by Eugene Cheah Architecture (VIC)
  • 41 Birmingham by SJB (NSW)

The Smeg Tour Competition continues to create an architectural legacy though recognising and rewarding architectural excellence.  Australian architects and interior designers were invited to submit a kitchen project utilising Smeg appliances for judging by an esteemed panel.  Then, following an in-depth judging process, four winning projects were selected.  The architects and designers who designed the winning projects will attend the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale; an internationally renowned design showcase for academics and enthusiasts alike. They will also join the coveted Smeg Tour, visiting Smeg’s headquarters in Guastalla, Northern Italy plus experience many exclusive, architecturally significant places and spaces and enjoy the best of the region’s culture and food, courtesy of Smeg.

The judging panel, made up of leading architects and industry influencers includes:

  • Michael Heenan, CEO and Principal, Allen Jack and Cottier
  • Catherine Calavrias, Interior Architect and Designer, (formerly of Turner Studio)
  • Penny Fuller, Partner, Silvester Fuller Architects
  • Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross, author, comedian, commentator and architecture devotee
  • Paul Enright, National Commercial Business Development Manager, Smeg Australia

After much deliberation, the judging panel selected four winners from a pool of exceptional projects.  Each project more than met the criteria of innovative design, creative use of materials and appliances as well as spatial planning and use of natural light and ventilation.

Myrtle Tree House by MAKE Architecture

An extension to this Californian bungalow cleverly conserved two mature trees while providing a bright living space, awash with dappled sunlight.  A soaring feature eave, built to catch the sun and provide shade, highlights the sense of spaciousness in the hybrid kitchen dining space, the social hub of the home. Within the hybrid, an ingenious kitchen bench also provides support for long bench-style seating.  An adjacent bench houses a Classic by Smeg built-in oven and induction cooktop.  Smeg’s eternally stylish stainless steel Classic built-in oven is the perfect complement for the understated simplicity of the finishes, while Smeg’s induction cooktop blends seamlessly into the design. 

Jac by panovscott Architects

A visionary renovation – sandwiched between a federation cottage and sculptural jacaranda tree which predates the cottage – houses a stunning concrete, wood and marble kitchen.  The kitchen’s full width entrance and fixed glass panel, visible through a void in the level above, provides abundant light and a stunning view of the sky and passing clouds.  The sculptural island bench, suitable for both food preparation and entertaining, is juxtaposed with a straight, low bench against the back wall containing Classic by Smeg gas cooktop, built-in oven and sink.  The stainless steel Classic appliances meld effortlessly into the kitchen’s warm, industrial vibe.

Henry Street House by Eugene Cheah Architecture

The addition of rhythmic structural elements and a continuous skylight have transformed an area within the once narrow, inner-city weatherboard terrace into light-filled living, dining and kitchen zones. The use of sustainable plywood across these zones is both structurally practical and eye-catching.  The architecturally designed plywood bracing doubles as cladding while diffusing and filtering sunlight and shadow throughout the day.  Aside from the Classic by Smeg gas cooktop, the appliances selected have been purposefully integrated to maximise the once compact space; a very clever way to maintain fluidic energy and atmosphere.

41 Birmingham by SJB

Taking cues from its inner-city Sydney neighbourhood, this apartment project has a decidedly industrial flavour, far removed from most generic multi-unit residential projects.  A distinctive ribbed concrete ceiling effectively connects the combined open plan kitchen, living and dining area.  Within the kitchen white joinery, marble and limed timber provide a stylish palette well-suited to the industrial ethos.  Also befitting the ethos is a stainless steel Classic by Smeg freestanding cooker, kitchen workhorse and centrepiece against the simple raw materiality of the interior.  On the flip side, a Smeg rangehood and dishwasher are smoothly integrated in the space.

These four beautiful projects are worthy winners of the 2018 Smeg Tour Competition, further affirming Smeg’s commitment to architectural and design excellence.

Smeg would like to congratulate the lucky winners and the shortlisted projects for their outstanding kitchen designs.

For more details on the Smeg Tour and to register your interest in attending, please email architecturetour@smeg.com.au.


Ormond St by TFAD

Myrtle Tree House by MAKE Architecture

K Residence by TCR Design Group

Jac by panovscott Architects

ISEO by Plus Architecture

Henry Street House by Eugene Cheah Architecture

Forge Apartments by Mirvac Design

Darling Point Apartments by Brad Swartz Architects

Connor at Central Park by Smart Design Studio

41 Birmingham by SJB

The Corner House by Poly Studio

Smeg is proud to partner with:

Australian Institute of Architects | Indesign – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane | Design Institute of Australia | KBDI | Australian Interior Design Institute Awards | HIA | MBA