It’s said that the kitchen is the heart of a home, and with more people embarking on culinary adventures whilst staying in due to the ongoing pandemic, the old adage has really taken on new meaning in recent months. Which is why it’s never been a better time to liven up the hub of your humble abode with some colour, character, and cheer — we strongly suggest the kitchen collectibles in the Sicily is my Love line by Dolce & Gabbana in partnership with SMEG.
As its moniker implies, the collection is an expression of the love affair that the luxury house has long courted with the island (and the homeland of co-founder Domenico Dolce), bringing together Sicilian iconography and state-of-the-art technology in a highly covetable series of gastronomic gadgets, including toasters, stand mixers, blenders, kettles, slow juicers, and of course, espresso machines. Packing an even weightier visual punch are domestic appliances such as refrigerators, ovens, and range cookers and hoods.
Awash in ebullient hues, the ’50s-style designs teem with flamboyant decorations drawn from Sicilian culture and folklore, from cherries and prickly pears to carretti (traditional carts) and crocchi (triangular motifs) to Mount Etna and the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Each more-is-more pattern is based on a hand-painted prototype created expressly for the collaboration by master craftsmen from the region — works of art you can not only admire, but put to use too.