Dolce & Gabbana Hand-Painted Kitchen Appliances On Sale Now

For your shopping cheat days, a $50,000 Smeg refrigerator.

By Ethan L. Johns
March 01, 2018

Image: Neiman Marcus

Dolce & Gabbana have been hungry as of late. After a veggie-heavy runway show and a holiday pasta collaboration with Pastificio G. Di Martino, the Sicilian fashion house now wants to be part of your everyday life—if you’ve got the cash to blow.

Say hello to the freshly painted line of kitchen appliances from D&G that you absolutely do not need, but might die for if you’ve got an eye for design and a pocketbook for wild purchases. Hand-painted fridges, as well as smaller, more practical appliances went on sale at Neiman Marcus’ online store, while Williams-Sonoma will offer more next month.

This is not the first time that the brand has gotten into the cuisine game; in 2016, it offered its first run on Sicilian-painted versions of Smeg’s Fab28 vintage, 50s-style refrigerators. This collaboration, which was announced in 2017 at the Milan Furniture Fair (Salone del Mobile Milano 2017), shows the market for artsy-yet-practical pieces has potential.

This time around, a new line of decorated Smeg refrigerators are available for $50,000 a pop, which will get you a functional hand-painted mural done by a Sicilian artist. The most frigid 50K you’ve ever spent.

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If you’re feeling more frugal, you could opt for the two-slice Smeg toaster, priced at $600 and decorated with the Dolce & Gabbana “Sicily is My Love” silk screen and lithography. It takes the heat of a Sicilian summer and transfers it to your favorite slice of toast, leaving you with a breakfast that’s bound to be tall, dark and handsome.

The Smeg electric tea kettle, also worth $600, is probably the most stylish way to heat seven cups of water—if you don’t count suspending an iron pot over a raging bonfire on a Mediterranean beach at sunset.

And let’s not forget about the Smeg electric juicer, $600, which is perfect for juicing all of those oranges that you saw scattered like Easter eggs throughout the three Godfather films. Don’t come to our homes on the day of our daughters’ weddings without bringing freshly-squeezed juice.

Do you need any of this? No. Do you want it? Probably, and we don’t blame you. The kitchen is your canvas.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns