Ideal for pulling a Carrie Bradshaw though...
Prepare yourself, Dolce & Gabbana has teamed up with Smeg to design a limited edition range of fridges that will make you question every piece of furniture you currently own. They’re bright, they’re bold and in true Dolce & Gabbana style, they’re inexplicably beautiful.
So beautiful in fact, we’d like to swap not only our own fridge for one of these, but all of our storage cupboards, wardrobes and chests of drawers too. If Carrie Bradshaw can keep her sweaters in an oven, right?
The one-off collection comprises 100 refrigerators that have all been handpainted by revered Sicilian artists, including Salvatore Sapienza plus mother/daughter team Adriana Zambonelli and Tiziana Nicosia, under the creative direction of designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
Taking their cue from medieval history and provincial symbols, the ‘emotive one-off works’ are a celebration or Italian craftsmanship, and play true to the Dolce & Gabbana fashion aesthetic with floral motifs, lemons, patterns, the trinacria flag, cart wheels, and medieval knights locked in battle scenes.
So exquisite is the level of detail on the painted FAB28R-DG Smegs, it’ll come as no surprise to learn that each fridge in the luxe collection took a painstaking 240 hours to complete! We’re feeling a cold sweat just imagining the pressure in those final stages.
Now of course, you’re wondering where you can get one? The fridges are indeed up for sale (see smeguk.com), and are all set to go on display at Salone Internazionale Del Mobile, the world furniture exhibition in Milan, from April 12 to 17.
But here’s the kicker…
As with all designer homeware collaborations, the price tag is on the hefty side. Surely coming close to being one of the most expensive refrigerator collections perhaps ever made, it’ll cost you a whopping £30,000 to take one of these works of art home.
Eye watering? Yes. Probably worth it every time you look at your amazing Dolce & Gabbana handpainted fridge? No doubt. It’s just shame you won’t be able to afford any food to actually store in it…