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This project that joined together two notorious brands, Smeg and Dolce & Gabbana, was unveiled during the Milan Design Week. Divina Cucina truly makes one person dream of having a colorful kitchen at their home.
This is not the first time that the luxury Italian appliance manufacturer and fashion powerhouse brand have joined forces. Since 2016 the two brands have managed to create unique kitchen furniture pieces, including refrigerators, a blender, a coffee machine, a toaster, and a kettle. However, this collection undoubtedly will remain as one of their most notorious duo projects, not only because of its usefulness but because of its unique visual appeal.
Divina Cucina features two sets of the Victoria range cooker and extractor hood and Smeg’s iconic FAB28 fridge with a special touch of color. First shown at Salone del Mobile these kitchens objects are an allusion to both brands’ Italian heritage. Both the blue and the orange tones of this kitchen items.
The ocean blue and pearl white print were inspired by maiolica ceramic pottery, very prevalent in Italy’s history. There’s even a depiction of Mount Etna, the Greek temple and other sets of images allusive to mythology.
The second set is what truly tells the story of ‘Divina Cucina’. The illustrations in this set are allusive to fruits: we can see elements such as golden yellow lemons, prickly pears, and bright red cherries. There is also inspiration from the landscapes of Southern Italy, seen by the floral motifs that embellish this wonderful visual.
But of course, we should point out that there are the classic Sicilian decorations in this scheme as shown by the geometrical shapes in the visual of this kitchenware. The triangular and diamond-shaped patterns are a reflection of the wonderful Italian aesthetics.