Thierry Noir, the popular artist of Modern Street Art, created a very special version of the Smeg FAB refrigerators in Sidney. Serendipity played a critical role in this latest incarnation of the FAB refrigerator – Thierry was there at the invitation of John Winning, founder of Appliances Online, to paint the exterior of his house. A neighbour’s objection, over colour selection, led to a temporary hold-up while council approval was sought – and in the downtime Winning had to find something to keep the prolific artist occupied!
The result is six FAB refrigerators that are global firsts and form a very limited edition. Unique in their decoration, on a selection of black, red and white models, Noir’s artwork adds yet another layer of street cred to an already covetable piece of design. Each piece took the artist a full day to complete.
Smeg’s FAB32 refrigerators, in a range of lush colours and suitable for consumers to add their own art, if they so choose, are available nationally from appliance specialists and electrical retailers.