When SMEG’s design studio embarked on its newest venture – to create the world’s most energy-efficient large-format range, they needed a name. Feeling that the famed town of Portofino in the Italian Riveria region of Liguria epitomised Italian opulence, the new collection was named for it. It was fortuitous, because Portofino also inspired the unique colors of the collection, taking their hues from the olive, orange, yellow, and red colors of the buildings lining the shores of Portofino, joyously contrasting with the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean.
In technological terms, "opulence," in this case, describes the robust-yet-refined build quality, best-in-class materials, and innovative construction of the range series. SMEG’s pioneering Thermoseal cavity was engineered with optimum isothermic properties, causing the Portofino to recieve the European A+ energy rating, making it the most energy-efficient range in a large format available anywhere. Portofino, by SMEG, is the ultimate freestanding range for the entertainer, the professional chef, the family caterer, and the dinner party doyenne. And with exquisite Italian good looks, it’s for every lover of technology with style. And with the line expanding beyond ranges to refrigerators and dishwasher doors, with more-to-come, there's no limit to the level of Mediterranean spirit the kitchen can be infused with.