With its soft curves, clunky handles and coloured body, the Smeg Fab fridge was designed to evoke a 1950s’ vibe.
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. The fridges continue to be manufactured in Italy today.
The Fab fridge is available in both right- and lefthanded versions, as well as single- and two-door models.
Smeg has collaborated with many fashion and design brands to release limited-edition fridges, such as a denim-clad fridge with Italia Independent and a striped fridge with Paul Smith. Pictured is the Union Jack model.
Smeg started out in the enamelling and metalwork industry in 1948. Smeg stands for Smalterie Metallurgiche Emiliane Guastalla, or “Guastalla Emilia Enamel Works”.
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 their energy efficiency rating by the National Environment Agency. The Fab fridge has appeared on both the small and big screens! In 2011, it was featured in the movieTransformers: Dark of the Moon. The fridges are also on the set of the popular BBC baking programme, The Great British Bake Off.