Over 70 years of passion and business vision

Over 70 years of passion and business vision

1948

Vittorio Bertazzoni Sr founds Smeg (Smalterie Metallurgiche Emiliane Guastalla) in Guastalla, near Reggio Emilia in Italy.

1948

1955

Production of cookers begins, reaching its peak with the presentation of the first Smeg brand cooker, Elisabeth, in 1956.

1955

1963

The company presents Leda, the first Smeg branded washing machine, thanks to an increase in production capacity to include laundry appliances.

1963

1970

Niagara is released, the world’s first 14-place setting dishwasher, meeting modern requirements for large wash capacities.

1970

1971

Production of built-in appliances such as ovens and hobs begins; these products will become part of the defining elements of Smeg’s success.

1971

1977

Franco Maria Ricci, one of Italy’s most illustrious publishers and graphic designers, creates the Smeg logo which incorporates references to the burners of a gas hob and the round knobs of an oven.

1977

1979

Smeg sponsors the Ferrari Formula 1 team that runs with J. Villeneuve at that time.

1979
1979
1979
1979

1982 -1985

Smeg began to manufacture professional ovens for Cafés, Delicatessens and Restaurants in 1982. This was followed by the production of professional dishwashers. 

In 1985, the Smeg Instruments division opened, dedicated to the world of hospitals, as well as medical and dental laboratories.

 

1982 -1985

1985

Instinctively and incisively understanding new consumer requirements for more elegant products, the company begins working with architect Guido Canali to create ovens and hobs.

1985

1991

Smeg’s collaboration with important designers continues, with the company offering ovens and hobs designed by architect Mario Bellini.

1991
1991

1995

The company begins working with architect Renzo Piano, a collaboration which will lead to the production of hobs, ovens, fridges and the Smeg home garden.

1995
1995
1995
1995

1997

The FAB range of fridges is created, a product line destined to become an international style icon and status symbol.

1997

2002

Guido Canali designs the Smeg Headquarters, for which he receives an honourable mention at the Milan Triennale’s “medaglia d’Oro all’Architettura Italiana” architectural awards in 2006.

2002
2002
2002
2002
2002

2008

Smeg celebrates its 60th anniversary and presents products designed alongside Marc Newson, which leads to winning the Wallpaper Design Award the following year.

2008
2008
2008
2008
2008
2008

2012

Smeg and Italia Independent contaminate the icons of the past to produce a new style icon: the FAB28 denim fridge.
This is how the first fridge to be entirely covered in denim came into being. Not just any fridge, not the usual type of jeans.
 

2012

2013

SMEG500, a fridge which looks like a Fiat 500 car, born from an exciting collaboration between Fiat 500 and Smeg.

It's an exclusive project which brings together two brands synonymous with the world of vintage styledesign and technological know how, in a brand new guise.

 

 

2014

Smeg launches the small domestic appliances line designed by Deepdesign studio and immediately wins the Good Design award once again, as well as the iF Design Award and Red Dot Design Award.

2014

2016

Smeg teams up with Dolce&Gabbana to create Frigorifero d’arte collection, a special edition of 100 FAB28 hand-decorated by Sicilian artists.
In the same year the products of the new Dolce Stil Novo line are presented, the innovative aesthetic characterized by an elegant black glass, to which the Portofino kitchen stands out with its vigorous colors.

2016

2017

During the Milan Design Fair, Salone del Mobile di MilanoSmeg and Dolce&Gabbana unveiled their latest collaboration – Sicily is my Love. The Sicily is my Love collection, is enriched with new pieces made on an industrial scale, through a process of reproduction of hand-painted prototypes created by master Sicilian artists. Like the FABs, the small appliances are also adorned with Dolce&Gabbana’s signature decorative style.

2018

Dolce&Gabbana and Smeg continue the journey that join their artistic sensibilities  to celebrate the authentically ‘Made in Italy’ project under the shared standard of creativity, art, and design. Divina Cucina is a combination of precious kitchen appliances which are the fruit of Smeg’s longstanding experience in the design appliances sector.Divina cucina has been designed in 2 aethetic line: one inspired by the decoration of the Sicilian Cart, and one inspired by the mediterranean Maiolica ceramics.

2018
2018

2019

The Vitality System and SmegConnect are introduced to the range and collaborate with Disney to create Mickey Mouse special edition FAB.

In the same year Smeg announces the acquisition of La Pavoni, an historical company in the production of domestic and professional coffee machines.

2019
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