Smeg is an Italian home appliance manufacturer based in Guastalla, near Reggio Emilia in the north of the country. Smeg has subsidiaries worldwide, overseas offices and an extensive sales network.
Colour, design and technology. Smeg has designed innovative household appliances for all everyday environments since 1948. The headquarters are situated in Guastalla, in Emilia Romagna, an outpost for a long view over the countryside from the river Po. Passion for research begins here. In the field of aromatic essences delimited by a perimeter of four thousand poplars, technological innovation comes together with quality culture for an all-Italian household appliance manufacturing activity.
Vision, intuition, international reach: owing to a business culture that places the utmost attention on quality, on technological contents with an extreme focus on energy savings, the Smeg Group is recognised on an international scale as a mastermind of excellence Made in Italy.
Smeg's certified laboratories strive to develop solutions that respond to the demands of contemporary living, drawing on all of the company's experience and the most advanced technology. Essential qualities such as durability, safety, flexibility and attractiveness can be seen in all Smeg products thanks to the rigorous design process every product goes through.
The stringent testing that is repeatedly carried out during the production process is proof that Smeg is 100% committed to ensuring products are robust and reliable. Moreover, Smeg pays particular attention to the usability of all of its products to ensure they are easy to use and intelligently manage energy consumption thanks to cutting-edge interfaces and various programming solutions.
Style, for Smeg, is a distinct concept: the way a product communicates with its surroundings and enables users to interact with it.
Attention to detail and design solutions bring homes that reflect the image of their occupants to life. With Smeg, appliances take centre stage in the heart of the home, a place where people can congregate. The kitchen integrates all of their functions and becomes a perfect, fully-equipped backdrop for those precious and enjoyable moments.
Smeg's internal design studio, which carries out painstaking research into aesthetics and style, has the support of internationally renowned designer and architects such as Guido Canali (watch the interview), Mario Bellini, the Piano Design studio, Marc Newson, Giancarlo Candeago, Matteo Bazzicalupo e Raffaella Mangiarotti (deepdesign). Knowing how to combine technology with style is the key for Smeg in creating products which become truly iconic.
These days the ability to combine functional performance levels with superior energy efficiency is a must, a challenge that runs parallel with styling research that Smeg’s advanced in-house design centre carries forward while relying on the partnership of world-famous architects and designers such as Guido Canali (watch the video with the interview), Mario Bellini, Studio Piano Design, Marc Newson, Giancarlo Candeago, Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti from deepdesign. Being able to team technology with style has made it possible to create products which have become genuine icons over time.
Know-how, creativity and style: these are the qualities that spring from Smeg's Italian identity and characterise the company's commitment to bringing everyday objects to life.
Of course, aesthetic reasons aside, Smeg's identity is an expression of its actual Italian origins and the fact that the company is passionate about what it does. Smeg aims to identify and reflect the defining characteristics of Italian design, such as inventive elegance, originality and product quality.
At Smeg Headquarter in San Girolamo, not far from Guastalla, Guido Canali has revisited the characteristic architectural typologies of the Po Valley joining up volumes on a single horizontal plane to form an island where people work between embankments.