FRIGORIFERO D’ARTE

A collection of 100 one-of-a-kind exclusive refrigerators, borne of artistic innovation.

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THE PROJECT

Dolce&Gabbana teamed up with SMEG for a truly-unique and special collaboration: the design of a series of one-of-a-kind special edition FAB28 refrigerators, transforming these already-iconic products into literal works of art!  Belonging to two different industries, but united by their strong Italian values and tradition of “Made in Italy”-excellence, and background of family-ownership and creativity, the two companies have combined their unique specialties and sensibilities.

 

The result is the Frigorifero d’Arte, the Refrigerator of Art, a limited edition series of FAB28 refrigerators each with unique Dolce&Gabbana styling.  No two are alike, but each feature images hand-painted by Sicilian artists, with each refrigerator a unique piece by a specific artist.  Lemons, the trinacria, cart wheels, medieval knights, battle scenes, Sicilian landscapes, all elements of Sicilian puppet theater and famed carretto Siciliano, the Sicilian cart, as well as being important elements of the personal design aesthetic of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana themselves.  Embellished with floral motifs, all of these exclusive refrigerators are the product of a meticulous eye for detail, and combine SMEG’s manufacturing quality and engineering know-how with Dolce&Gabbana’s creativity and masterful artisan worksmanship.

THE ARTISTS

Sicilian painters, highly-skilled in complex decorative arts, and possessed of a particular appreciation for the treasures of the past, have turned these refrigerators into unique interpretations of Sicilian folklore.  The result is a combination of their passion, their profound creativity, and their appreciation of their Sicilian heritage.

Alessandro Forte

Alessandro Forte paints portraits, sacred scenes and still lifes, the majority of which are painted from life using real models. He has participated in numerous exhitibions in Italy and abroad, and his creations can be found churches and public offices throughout the Catania region.

Flavia Pittalà

Flavia Pittalà was born in Paternò. In 2015 completed her degree at the Accademia delle Belle Arti, specialising in painting. It is to this art that she decided to dedicate herself with passion, creating religious-themed paintings and participating in numerous exhibitions in the area.

Michele Ducato

Since he was a boy, Michele Ducato has pursued an interest in cart painting, an art that has been handed down in his family for three generations, starting with his grandfather who opened an atelier. Working with his father, he is passionately devoted to the decoration and scrupulous restoration of Sicilian carts. Their aim was sharing this art with an ever larger audience and making it accessible to young people.

The Collection

Expertise from the worlds of high fashion and design meet and merge to create unique refrigerators with captivating decoration that uncovers an Italian story.

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