What happens when the worlds of Italian high fashion and design merge? Dolce & Gabbana and SMEG have answered that for you. Sicily Is My Love is a unique creation of unique hand painted appliances such as toasters, citrus juicers, coffee machines, kettles, blenders, stand mixers and slow juicers. Cooking up your dream kitchen already?
These eye-catching designs are reflective interpretations of Sicilian Folklore: lemons, prickly pears, bright red cherries and acanthus leaves are just some of the selected Sicilian decorations that are framed in triangular motifs known as crocchi.
Together with crocchi, delicate floral motifs cover these appliances beautifully and images of the enthralling Mount Etna are painted unto these surfaces. All these themes and decorative symbols are tied to Sicily and the important aspects of the aesthetic of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
Now, this isn’t the first time the fashion powerhouse has worked with SMEG. Last year, we saw 100 personalised, jaw-droopingly gorgeous refrigerators created by the duo. Each fridge was only one-of-a-kind and costs you a whopping $46,000, including delivery and installation. A one-of-a-kind price tag for a one-of-a-kind fridge.
I’d love to have me a Dolce & Gabbana-SMEG appliance standing out in my kitchen, but what if I tell you, you can have your own personalised appliance in your home - without breaking the bank? You’re going to need to put some elbow into it, but hey! This can work as a profoundly creative and passionate project for you and the family. Or, maybe just you? Who cares?
You’re going to save thousands of dollars by painting your perfectly good appliances. Say goodbye to monotony and hello FIESTA! Who says art needs to stay inside a frame anyway?
So, you’ve made up your mind about your kitchen’s new look. Before you begin any part of the process, remember to unplug and keep them away from the wall. Always clean your appliances beforehand to remove grime and other residue. Do not skip this step! I mean, you want your paint to adhere to the item, right?
Get Your Paint On
It depends on how far you’d like to take your revamping. If its just a touch-up, then you only need a small bottle of specialised paint. For complete coverage, you’ll probably need an entire quart - this also depends on how large the surfaces you’re working on.Choose paints appropriate to your project. Chalkboard paint is a great option if you write your memos on the fridge.
Similarly, you can personalise your old or brand new kitchen appliance, big or small in a timely manner. How? Decals of course! Just think of all the fab ideas Kismet can help you whip up!