Those who lack bright, creative and non-standard accents for their kitchens very often turn to the Smeg brand’s products. And after this company, the designs of which have always been good per se, started collaboration with the iconic fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana, its new collections arouse even more interest and rush. Last year the 2 companies surprised the public with 100 hand-painted one-of-a-kind refrigerators, and this time they teamed up to focus on smaller, yet versatile domestic appliances. The new collection dubbed “Sicily is My Love” includes gorgeous toasters and kettles, coffee machines and juicers, stand mixers and blenders, and all that carefully wrapped in the history of the beloved Italy.
Looking at the fruit of mutual efforts of Smeg designers and Dolce & Gabbana creative team one starts to realize that every tiny detail on each appliance from the “Sicily is My Love” means something. Lemons, cherry blossoms, prickly pears, triangular “crocchi” patterns, floral motifs, ornamental friezes, decorative acanthus leaves and even views of the legendary Mount Etna are all organic features of Sicilian folklore and history and symbols of this spectacular region. And the choice of colors seems to be saying “I’m made in Italy” – such lively and bright color mixtures could be born only by passionate Italian minds. Those who love and miss Italy would surely appreciate the novelties!
And if you’re a devoted fan of genuine Italian coffee, but adding so many bright colors to your kitchen is not the part of your plan, it’s worth paying attention to the appliances in the style of 1950s. For instance, an ECF01 espresso coffee machine with a body available in cream, red, black or pastel blue colors. Its authors complemented the new product with a heat block, which allows for precise control of water temperature. The pressure inside it reaches up to 15 bars. This retro-style coffee machine may work with both ground coffee and paper pods and competently mix steam, milk and water to get a cup of genuine cappuccino. Also, a removable tray makes it possible to use tall cups, and buttons on the control unit are so user-friendly that even a child can work with them (though, why would a kid need coffee?)