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WALLACE 'SMUG' WITH SMEG FRIDGE

Which domestic appliance brand features in the British cult animation, Wallace and Gromit’s Curse of the Ware Rabbit? Eager to find out more, we sent a keen film reporter to investigate!

The hit film The Curse of the Were Rabbit follows the eccentric inventor Wallace and his intelligent but silent dog, Gromit, as they come to the rescue of a village plagued by thousands of rabbits in the crucial lead up to their esteemed annual vegetable competition! Continue

SMEG50STYLE AND PLANT ART: AN EXCLUSIVE DESIGN-MIX

The world of trend setters has once again declared its passion for 50’stylosophy. Ubisoft, the most important French videogame company, wanted to decorate the relax room at their HQ on the outskirts of Paris, using design products with a strong aesthetic impact that unite form and colour. Continue

HIDDEN BEHIND GREAT ARTWORKS

In Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, in Michelangelo’s David, in Keith Haring’s murals, there is always something that is often ignored. Think for a moment: why do people always talk about paintings, sculptures, and murals and never about canvas, marble or walls? Continue

FAB CONQUERS MOSCOW

Passion for FAB&Co has arrived in Moscow!

The lounge bar of the Ararat Park Hyatt Hotel is by no means the last in a series of exclusive locations in the Russian capital to have bought Smeg 50’s Retro Style appliances. The bar is an active part of the 5-star superior hotel designed to attract luxury globetrotting clientele who demand privacy, and excellent service. Situated in the centre of Moscow, the hotel is strategically positioned between the main historical-cultural sites such as the Bolshoi theatre, the Red Square and the Kremlin, and the most exclusive shopping malls such as GUM and TSUM. Continue

THE FAB'AHOLIC RESTAURANT

A red FAB28 was requested to complete the interior decoration of Cherdak, a renowned restaurant owned by the chef Arkady Novikov, a popular figure with high society Muscovites. Located on the top floor of one of the most antique palaces of the Meshchansky district, a prestigious area that is also home to the headquarters of a number of different government agencies as well as the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. Continue

APPEAL: PLEASE REPORT ALL NEW SIGHTINGS OF 50'S STYLE

I am a private detective with the FAB Bureau of Investigation, I cannot reveal my name as I am working undercover. I am on a top secret mission (security grade 4), but I am forced to speak to you because I need your help. Since my colleague was demoted to the department of kitchen pan design, I’ve been left alone to follow the trail of all the 50’s Retro Style appliances roaming the world. It is a near-impossible mission. Their numbers are great and they replicate rapidly in all 4 corners of the earth, from California to South Korea, from Russia to Portugal. Continue

LADY CHEF

The FAB28 was the protagonist of the 22nd edition of Lady Chef, an annual contest organised in Belgium that, in a shortlist of kitchen professionals, rewards the person who proposes the most distinctive menu judging both taste and creativity. This year the expert jury awarded the title of "Lady Chef" to Yanaïka Skrzyszkowiak who at just 22 years old took up the position of Chef de Cuisine in the Exquisa restaurant in Hasselt, Belgium. Continue

TOP CHEF

Smeg Holland recently renewed their collaboration with the TV program Top Chef, a working relationship that first began back in September 2010, when they supplied all the cooking appliances for the show, amongst others 8 iconic FAB28’s in Black Velvet. The first show, inspired by the American format of the same name, was transmitted on Dutch TV in the autumn of 2010, followed by a second serie throughout Spring 2011. Continue

FAB28 IN TRANSFORMERS 3

The FAB28 refrigerator appears in TF3, the third movie of the Transformers series. The film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, directed by Michael Bay, sees Optimus Prime and his loyal Autobots conflict once again with their enemies the Decepticons, who want to avenge the defeat that they suffered in 2009's film Revenge of the Fallen. Continue

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST NIGHT

Reconstruction no. 0254

Agent code. 90345

London. 27th December 2010. Inside apartment.

H. 23:45 From witness statements, we know that subject XXX entered the kitchen and turned on the TV.

H. 22:47 The subject opened the fridge, but did not leave fingerprints on the SMEG FAB28 door handle. It is probable that someone, who knows his habits well, opened the door for him. Continue

GOD SAVE THE FRIDGE

For Italians, the claim that English people do not know how to cook, is a fact. The English would surely have something to say about this, defending their cuisine, retorting that it is a solid pillar of the English economy! They would invite you to connect to BBC ONE and check out the extremely popular English TV series dedicated to baking: The Great British Bake Off. Continue

FAB AND THE MODERN HEROES OF THE SEA

The 2nd edition of the Barcelona World Race, one the most difficult nautical regattas, a fascinating non-stop, round-the-world yacht adventure finished just a few days ago. The competition begins and ends in the port of Barcelona, and is played out along the Gibraltar and Cook Straits, and the Capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn. The 2-man boat crews, cover approximately 46.300 km in just 3 and ½ months by following the Great circle line - the shortest sailing route traced on a map across the world. Continue

THE FABULOUS JUNDING LEADERS CLUB CHARITY BALL

For a continuous year the Junding Leaders club organized a prestigious ball in Beijing. This association is one of the most respected and elite on the planet, and its members include many business leaders and the managers of some of the most influential organizations and institutions in the world, such as the Prince Charles foundation. Continue

SMEG WINS "GOOD DESIGN 2010" AWARD

The Chicago Athenaeum acknowledges Newson for Smeg oven and hob.

The Smeg oven and hob designed by Marc Newson are now officially listed amongst the very best of International design. The collaboration with Newson was sought by the Italian company who were determined to develop a product line with one of the most talented designers in the world of influential contemporary design. Continue

THE KING OF THE THIRD HALF

Want to know the truth? What people think is true about rugby is only a partial truth. When people think about rugby, they think about the violence of the game, the collisions in the scrum, the battered faces of the players and their roars of encouragement, the tackles that push the rules of the game to the limit. What people don’t realise, however, is that once the game is over, and the pitch is left behind, and the gladiators have changed out of their kit, there is another part left of this noble sport: the all-important third half. Continue

THE FRIDGE THAT SIMPLY LOVED TO HITCH HIKE

Let me introduce myself. My name is FAB28, an Italian fridge, baby pink in colour.

I used to live in Ismaning, which is a small town near Munich. It’s a clean, neat and peaceful place, but perhaps just a little too quiet for someone who loves rock’n’roll and the crazy idea of travelling like a true roadie from place to place. Continue

TWO ITALIAN JOBS, TWO DIFFERENT ACTORS

250 'limited-edition' 50’s inspired refrigerators recently rolled off the production line, styled with the MINI emblem, paintwork and original door handle. The bringing together of two well renowned brands was an ingenious idea and certainly went down as an instant hit. Both brands share that retro feel, the same passion for design and striking care for detail. Continue

THE FRIDGE AS A WORK OF ART

In the beginning, there were benefactors. Churches would commission artists to design large paintings that glorified creation, and the sovereign would hire sculptors and artists to come up with huge commemorative paintings of victories and battles.

Then, times changed and the world become more secular, and the Giottos, Michelangeloes and other artistic giants were replaced by the likes of Selwyn Senatori, an eclectic Italian-Dutch artist who paints directly onto refrigerators. Continue

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