Smeg Refrigerator of Art - Dolce & Gabbana | Smeg UK

THE PROJECT

Dolce&Gabbana and Smeg teamed up to unveil a special edition FAB28 refrigerator, transforming it into a work of art. The two companies belong to two different creative sectors but are united by strong values and a tradition of “Made in Italy” excellence.

Each refrigerator features images painted by Sicilian artists: lemons, the trinacria symbol, cart wheels, medieval knights and battle scenes – all distinctive elements of the poetic marionette theatre and the Sicilian Cart.

The artists

Highly skilled Sicilian painters have been instrumental in developing the refrigerator of art collection - referencing "treasures of the past" through hand painting unique messages, artifacts, moments in history. The result is of course transforming the humble refrigerator into a unique representation of Italian heritage, a true work of art each taking 100's of hours to paint. 

Alessandro Forte

Alessandro Forte paints portraits, sacred scenes and still lifes, the majority of which are painted from life using real models. He has participated in numerous exhitibions in Italy and abroad, and his creations can be found churches and public offices throughout the Catania region.

Flavia Pittalà

Flavia Pittalà was born in Paternò. In 2015 she completed her degree at the Accademia delle Belle Arti, specialising in painting religious-themed paintings and participating in numerous exhibitions in the area.

Michele Ducato

Since he was a boy, Michele Ducato has pursued an interest in painting, handed down in his family for three generations, starting with his grandfather who opened an atelier. Working with his father, he is passionately devoted to the decoration and scrupulous restoration of Sicilian carts. Their aim was sharing this art with an ever larger audience and making it accessible to young people.

The Collection

Expertise from the world of high fashion and design met to create this unique refrigerator collection decorated with emblems from Italian heritage and folklore.

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