Luxury Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabanna has once again partnered with Italian kitchenware manufacturer Smeg to develop a range of small kitchen appliances that celebrate Sicilian life.
The ‘Sicily My Love’ collection features a selection of small appliances including kettles, coffee machines, toasters and more, which have been lovingly decorated with landscapes, lemons, figs, floral patterns and other motifs associated with Sicily.
For instance, one blender features a beautiful coastal scene one side and a gorgeous depiction of Mount Etna on the other.
This isn’t the first time Dolce & Gabanna has teamed with Smeg to create eye-catching kitchenware: the two Italian brands joined forces last year and commissioned six artists to hand paint one hundred Smeg covetable retro FAB28 refrigerators with similar imagery.
In the case of the FAB28s, the inspiration was drawn from the carretto, a traditional Sicilian cart painted with vivid illustrations and used during weddings and festivals.
The hand decorated fridges are worth an impressive €37,000 each, but the high price is understandable once you start to realise the effort and detail put into the design of each fridge.
The one-off collection of hand painted fridges was displayed at Salone Internazionale Del Mobile, the world furniture exhibition in Milan, from April 12 to 17 of last year, after which they went on sale.
The ‘Sicily My Love’ collection made its debut at this year’s Salone Internazionale Del Mobile, which took place on April 4 to 9 this year.
The Salone Internazionale Del Mobile is regarded as the largest furniture trade fairs in the world, and featured more than 2,000 exhibitors this year and attracted some 300,000 visitors.
Unfortunately, the ‘Sicily My Love’ range hasn’t gone into production yet so there’s no word as to how much these pieces will cost or when they’ll be available, but we’re hopeful that we get our hands on some of these beautiful kitchen appliances in the near future.