Milan City Guide: top 10 Brunches you must try in Milan this Spring

Check here to indicate that you have read and agree to Terms & Conditions/Privacy Policy.

Thanks for Subscribe!
Sorry, we don't know what happened. Please try again later.
You don't want us to answer?

Check out this amazing interview with Piero Lissoni

Piero Lissoni has designed products & exhibition stands for many prestigious companies including Alessi, Audi, B&B Italia, Knoll International, and others. His architecture...
Read More
Check out this amazing interview with Piero Lissoni

Inspire Yourself with these Amazing Lighting Products

Home decor is never complete without some top-notch quality lighting, and there are many amazing lighting products out there to...
Read More
Inspire Yourself with these Amazing Lighting Products

Decorex 2019 has begun: have a sneak peek!

Decorex 2019 is Europe’s leading event for interior design professionals. Established for over 40 years, Decorex 2019 has opened its doors...
Read More
Decorex 2019 has begun: have a sneak peek!
Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges  Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges Dolce Gabbana and Smeg project     bespoke hand painted fridges COVER 980x340
May
2
Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges


Sometimes fashion meets design in unusual ways! This was one of this strangely balance and harmonious projects that was unveiled at Salone del Mobile 2016, between Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg. They collaborated on a bespoke collection of limited-edition hand painted fridges.

Italian Fashion brands - Dolce Gabbana  Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges Dolce Gabbana and Smeg project     bespoke hand painted fridges 3

Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges (4)  Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges Dolce Gabbana and Smeg project     bespoke hand painted fridges 4

Since very early, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana payed tribute to their Italian heritage, specifically to Sicily, through their runway fashion weeks collection. This is a special homage! The refrigerators are embellished with traditional, provincial emblems, such as lemons, the trinacria flag, carts, medieval knights and battle scenes, and finished off with elaborate floral motifs.

 

SEE ALSO: Milan Fashion Week 2016 Spring Summer news 

Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges (8)  Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges Dolce Gabbana and Smeg project     bespoke hand painted fridges 8

Contributing artists include Salvatore Sapienza, who has been restoring and decorating Sicilian carts since he was a teenager, and today works from a fruit shop he took over from his grandfather.

SEE ALSO: Dolce Gabbana best fashion editorials

Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges bl limited edition 750

Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges (5)  Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges Dolce Gabbana and Smeg project     bespoke hand painted fridges 5

Other artisans include mother-and-daughter duo Adriana Zambonelli and Tiziana Nicosia, whose creations from their artisan workshop in Catania have been displayed across the globe; as well as brothers Antonio and Giuseppe Bevilacqua; and artists Biagio Castilletti and Damiano Rotella, who have been working together for over a decade.

SEE ALSO: Famous Fashion designers – Dolce Gabbana Milan shop windows

Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges (1)  Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges Dolce Gabbana and Smeg project     bespoke hand painted fridges 1

Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges (2)  Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges Dolce Gabbana and Smeg project     bespoke hand painted fridges 2

There’s very much a sense of kinship befitting of the family-run Smeg imbued in these one-off pieces, which stake a claim to be artworks in their own right.

Banner Covete Magazine  Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges Banner Covete Magazine

Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges (6)  Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg project – bespoke hand painted fridges Dolce Gabbana and Smeg project     bespoke hand painted fridges 6

 

SEE ALSO: Milan Fashion Boutiques

Up to 240 painstaking hours of work have been poured into each fridge, and each one features an individual and unique painting – with a price tag to match.