Fashion powerhouse Dolce&Gabbana and luxury Italian appliance manufacturer Smeg have teamed up once again to release the third instalment of a uniquely colourful and chic partnership; ‘Divina Cucina’.
Fresh from the heart of Southern 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 shared by both brands. The complete set allows discerning homeowners to create the design-led kitchen of their dreams.
The first spectacular set is inspired by Italy’s celebrated maiolica ceramic pottery with a print in shades of ocean blue and pearl white. Each dreamy 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 delicious illustrations of golden yellow lemons, prickly pears, bright red cherries and classic Sicilian decorations that are framed by triangular geometric shapes known as Crocchi. 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.
While strengthening the longstanding partnership between Dolce&Gabbana and Smeg, the third collection further cements the close relationship between fashion, design and technology. It comes following the incredible global success of 2016’s hand-painted ‘Frigorifero d’Arte’ refrigerator collection and last year’s equally striking ‘Sicily is my Love’ small domestic appliance range featuring citrus juicers, toasters, kettles and many more.
The luxury ‘Divina Cucina’ collection has been meticulously crafted with family and the art of authentic Italian cooking in mind. Alongside a ‘Made in Italy’ ethos, the partnership is based upon both brands’ deep respect for family tradition and the importance of maintaining local roots. These extraordinary pieces of art have been made possible thanks to Smeg’s vast experience in design and manufacturing quality kitchen appliances plus Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s heritage and creative flair.
The first examples of this new ‘Divina Cucina’ collection will be previewed as a concept during Salone del Mobile 2018 at an exclusive event hosted by Dolce&Gabbana at Milan’s Metropol, the distinctive venue which hosts the brand’s fabulous fashion runway shows every season. Essentially, Smeg’s new design-led range cookers will be sharing an iconic space previously strutted around by the likes of Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford.