Last week, at Salone del Mobile in Milan, fashion powerhouse Dolce&Gabbana and luxury Italian appliance manufacturer Smeg teamed up once again to release the third instalment of a uniquely colourful partnership, dubbed Divina Cucina.
Fresh from the heart of Italy, the new range, meaning ‘divine cuisine’, will this time feature two distinctly different sets of matching Victoria range cooker and extractor hood plus Smeg’s iconic FAB28 fridge. All three appliances have been exquisitely crafted in celebration of the rich Italian heritage of both brands and the complete set allows discerning homeowners to create the design-led kitchen of their dreams.
The first variation is inspired by Italy’s celebrated maiolica ceramic pottery with a print in shades of ocean blue and pearl white (featured below). Each beautiful appliance has been decorated with depictions of Mount Etna, the picturesque ruins of the Greek temple of Castor and Pollux in the Valley of the Temples, plus imagery steeped in mythology.
The second design tells the story of Divina Cucina through vivid illustrations of golden yellow lemons, prickly pears, bright red cherries and classic Sicilian decorations that are framed by triangular geometric shapes known as Crocchi (pictured top). The delicate floral motifs are inspired by vegetation and landscapes of Southern Italy. Sicilian puppet theatre and traditional hand-painted carts have played heavily in the creation of this second print where the dominant tones are fiery red and orange.
The collection will be available to purchase later in the year from Smeg’s flagship store at 14 Regent St, St. James’s, London.
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