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2020 SMEG TOUR SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED & ENTER TO WIN A SMEG FAB5 FRIDGE

SMEG TOUR PEOPLE'S CHOICE COMPETITION

Select your favourite Smeg Tour project, tell us why and you could WIN a Smeg FAB5 fridge.

HOW TO ENTER

  • VISIT the @SmegAustralia Instagram feed to see the 10 shortlisted projects
  • LIKE your favourite Smeg Tour project and tell us why in ten words or less in the comments of that post
  • FOLLOW @SmegAustralia on Instagram

Competition closes 5pm on Friday 30 August

Click here for competition terms and conditions

SHORTLISTED PROJECTS

 

PROJECT 1

Bondi Apartment - Ricci Bloch Architecture + Interiors, NSW

@riccibloch

The combination of granite with white-washed and lacquered timber lend a sophisticated, beach vibe to the family kitchen. Twin Smeg Classic built-in ovens offer understated elegance, industrial style and cooking capability, while adding to the polished aesthetic.  Central to the design is a monolithic granite island bench with cocktail bar backdrop providing an axis between living, dining and kitchen areas.

 

PROJECT 2

Brisbane Riverbank House - Owen Architecture, QLD

@owen.architecture

Communal cooking, dining and relaxing spaces, allowing for multiple social interactions between family and guests, reside in a sundrenched pavilion.  The kitchen is cleverly arranged in workstations with spaces defined by material – stainless steel for washing and preparation and marble for cooking. Smeg Classic stainless steel fridge and built-in oven with induction cooktop and dishwasher complete the multi-function space, offering a stylishly crafted aesthetic and technological prowess.

 

PROJECT 3

Camp Hill Cottage - Owen Architecture, QLD

@owen.architecture

The bright white kitchen space brings together elements of luxury, practicality and relaxation. Casual banquette seating and a wide island for preparation and dining anchor the environment while Smeg Classic built-in stainless steel oven, gas cooktop, dishwasher and sleek cylindrical rangehood add sophistication, technological performance and effusive style.

 

PROJECT 4

Elm & Stone - DKO Architecture, VIC

@dko_architecture

A collection of anomalous one, two and three-bedroom split level terrace style apartments, inspired by New York City loft apartments, offer an industrial designer aesthetic with flexible living spaces.  The development’s quality inclusions include Smeg Classic built-in oven, gas cooktop, integrated rangehood and dishwasher – offering timeless design with sleek simplicity and technological expertise.

 

PROJECT 5

Lilyfield House - studio203, NSW

@studio203arch

A deceptively simple family friendly kitchen is cleverly zoned to provide several spaces for different functions to occur simultaneously; from food preparation to dishwashing and breakfast. The uncomplicated palette of hoop pine and white on birch forms a quiet backdrop to the sophisticated Smeg Classic built-in oven and cooktop while mirroring the island bench social hub.

 

PROJECT 6

Little Hutt House - eph studio, WA

@ephstudio

A refined industrial aesthetic within an urban oasis underpins the integration of nature and materials while offering an efficient and inviting space. Smeg Dolce Stil Novo oven and compact speed oven with copper finish balances the industrial ethos while black eclipse glass seamlessly integrates into the cabinetry.  An induction cooktop, integrated rangehood and tall tank dishwasher also seamlessly integrate while a stainless steel French door fridge completes the industrial vibe.

 

PROJECT 7

Manchester Terrace - Retallack Thompson, NSW

@retallackthompson

The restrained palette of birch, oak and stainless steel creates a sense of calm, lightness and warmth for the combined cooking and conversing space. Largely integrated appliances endorse the kitchen’s simplicity and create a minimalist backdrop to a central dining table. The simplicity is further echoed by the minimalist design of Smeg Linea gas cooktop, a focal point within the continuous stainless steel benchtop.

 

PROJECT 8

Sandy Point House - Kennedy Nolan, VIC

@kennedy_nolan

Juxtaposing and harmonising the rugged, coastal environs, the kitchen’s aesthetic expression is both passive and dramatic with muted, natural colours and a soaring, undulating timber ceiling. A cohesive open plan comprising living, dining and cooking is enhanced with the timeless elegance of a Smeg Classic built-in oven while an induction cooktop seamlessly integrates into the broad timber benchtop.

 

PROJECT 9

Scotland Island House - Sam Crawford Architects, NSW

@samcrawfordarchitects

Inspired by the surrounding water and bush, the kitchen’s contemporary design embraces natural stone with native spotted gum and jarrah timber. Statement dual benches provide ample preparation space and Smeg Classic stainless steel oven and microwave add cooking prowess while embodying the space’s contemporary design credentials.  An integrated dishwasher, blending effortlessly into the joinery, completes the practical elements.

  

PROJECT 10

Winship Cottage - Owen Architecture, QLD

@owen.architecture

Typical commercial kitchen finishes – stainless steel, ceramic tile and marble – add practicality and flair to the open plan kitchen and living space of a traditional cottage. A Smeg Classic freestanding cooker with matching wallmount rangehood is the centrepiece of the cook’s kitchen, complete with stainless steel zone for the washing and other practicalities while the luxurious marble island bench is perfect for plating, serving food and socialising.

JURY

The esteemed panel includes leading architects, interior designers and industry influencers:

Janet Holmes a Court AC

Commissioner, Australian Exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018

Smeg Tour 2012 & 2014 

John Wardle, John Wardle Architects

Smeg Tour 2018

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Anita Panov, panovscott Architects

Smeg Tour winner 2018

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David Karotkin, Carabiner  

Smeg Tour 2014

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FROM THE ALUMNI 

The Smeg Tour was a memorable and invaluable experience - not only to see first-hand the care and attention to design, detail and manufacturing that goes into the Smeg products, but also their generosity in wanting to share their love of Italian food, the local produce, landscape and architecture. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to get to know a great and diverse group of other talented Australian designers.

Isabelle Toland, Aileen Sage Architects

Highlights of the tour were the visit to the innovative Smeg headquarters andmanufacturing facility, meetingg and discussing the future of appliance design with Smeg's principal designer, Guido Canali, the generous hospitality of the Bertazzoni family and, of course, the camaraderie amongst all participants.

Peter Cotton, Mirvac Design

The tour which Smeg generously organises as an adjunct to the Biennale experience is a wonderful excursion. For three days, our group enjoyed architectural and culinary treasures in a great spirit of friendship and adventure. Other highlights included visits to the beautifully designed Smeg head office in Guastalla and their state of the art robotic factory in Bonferraro. Both of these facilities, which demonstrate Smeg's commitment to innovative architecture and product design, provided excellent counterpoint to the historically focused nature of the excursion.

Karl Fender OAM, Fender Katsalidis

I can’t imagine a better way to come back to earth after the architectural overload of Venice and the Biennale than to spend a few days in the hands of Smeg and the Bertazzoni family touring the Veneto and Emilia-Romagna. You get an insider’s view of historic towns, buildings and landscapes, while getting special insights into the remarkable design and industrial culture of Northern Italy. Visits to the Smeg head office, design centre and manufacturing plants were a real eye-opener for me. Add to this the special hotels and meals at the finest regional restaurants and you have and trip that is definitely not to be missed.

Paul Berkemeier, Architect