Smeg has unveiled a limited edition run of MG-inspired fridges to celebrate its new UK headquarters, built on the site of the sports car company’s original factory.
Set to be unveiled at the MG Car Club’s MGLive! event at the Silverstone race circuit in June, the collection of 39 fridges is a significant number as it represents the number emblazoned on the MG K3, which famously won the prestigious Mille Miglia road race in Italy, beating all margues in its class, the first non Italian car to ever take honours, back in 1933.
The FAB28RDMG is finished in the signature British Racing green archetypal of MG’s racing cars, which also features MG’s iconic octagon badge and plaque denoting its limited edition number. It boasts 251 litres of capacity, a number well recognised by MG enthusiasts, a tropicalized compressor, an energy consumption of 180Kw/h per year, three adjustable glass shelves, a fruit and vegetable container and a chrome wine rack, as well as an additional internal 2kg freezer capacity.
While not sharing the same rich history of its limited edition MG-inspired fridges, Smeg has launched a new range of wine coolers to add to its existing Guido Canali-designed Classic collection.
With two new professional-style models elevating the Classic range, customers can choose between either full-sized or under-counter models, designed and manufactured in Italy.
The CVI338X is an under-counter wine cooler with two separate compartments and telescopic wooden shelves. It is fitted with a charcoal filter that eliminates undesirable odours that could spoil the wine. Its 38-bottle capacity should provide ample space to store an extensive wine collection.
The second model is the integrated CVI318X. This built-in 45cm reduced height appliance also comes with telescopic wooden shelves, LED lighting, fan and charcoal filter, but is available in a compact 18-bottle capacity.