With its soft curves, clunky handles, and coloured body, the Smeg Fab fridge was designed to evoke a 1950s vibe. It was launched in the 1990s by Italian brand Smeg, and has since been dubbed the home appliance which melds fashion and function for its high-profile collaborations with lifestyle brands.
- Smeg started out in the enamelling and metalwork industry in 1948. Smeg stands for Smalterie Metallurgiche Emiliane Guastalla, which is “Guastalla Emilia Enamel Works” in English.
- The Fab fridge is available in both right- and left-handed versions, as well as single- and two-door models.
- Smeg has collaborated with many fashion and design brands, such as Italia Independent (which produced a denim-clad fridge) and Paul Smith (striped fridge) to release limited edition fridges.
- In an effort to be environmentally friendly, all Smeg refrigerators are packed using non-polluting, recyclable materials.
- They’ve also been awarded Good to Excellent for its energy efficiency rating by the National Environment Agency.
- The Fab fridge is not the company’s only iconic product – they also launched the world’s first 14-place setting dishwasher in 1970.
Trivia! The Fab fridge is a Hollywood favourite! In 2011, it was featured in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
The fridges continue to be manufactured in Italy today. Smeg Fab fridges are distributed by APS Lifestyle.