In building their illustrious fashion house, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have always insisted that Sicily be a fundamental concept in everything they design — and that each piece is instantly recognizable as a Dolce & Gabbana. The duo can check off both of those boxes in its new collaboration with the design-focused Italian appliance maker Smeg.
The brands commissioned Sicilian artists to hand-paint 100 one-of-a-kind refrigerators, each representing a slice of Italian life. Only eight of them are available in the United States, exclusively through Neiman Marcus. One of them, from artist Michelangelo Lacagnina, is called Taratatà, the name of a traditional song and dance said to help fertilize farmers’ fields in spring.
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Lacagnina’s colorful depictions of local produce, historic churches and — on top — a map of Sicily leave no doubt where this fridge is from or that D&G had a hand in it.
$50,000. Neiman Marcus, 390 San Lorenzo Drive, Coral Gables; 786-999-1000; neimanmarcus.com.