Smeg's Latest Fine-Art Refrigerator Pays Tribute to Street Artist Thierry Noir

What is art? What is a commodity? Also, great sandwich.

By Athena Wisotsky

 
Smeg's Latest Fine-Art Refrigerator Pays Tribute to Street Artist Thierry Noir
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22 February 2018

You can always tell when you’re in the home of an artist.

It could be the sculptures and knickknacks crammed into every corner. Or maybe the preponderance of oriental rugs and lamps scattered about every surface. Or, you know, a fridge covered in graffiti.

Those familiar with the Italian luxury kitchen appliance brand SMEG might already love their retro aesthetic, but the brand isn’t shy about dipping into other aesthetics as well, collaborating with artists and makers like Dolce & Gabbana.

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The latest special edition taps French artist Thierry Noir, who was supposedly the first street artist to leave his mark on the Berlin Wall. Here, his signature pop- and street-art inspired characters canvas the exterior of one of SMEG’s FAB32 fridges.

Sadly, it's a one-off.

Guess you'll just have to get a white one to use as your own temperature-regulated tabula rasa.

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