26 June 2013

Hot—Err, Make that Cold—Wheels

No, you have not mistakenly landed on the Car & Driver blog. What you see above is a refrigerator—albeit one with headlights and tires.

I know more than a few product designers in the kitchen and bath world who are veterans of the automotive industry, or who cite the field as a significant influence on their work. Indeed, there's an on-and-off history of corporate collaboration between the two businesses. This latest one, a partnership of appliance manufacturer Smeg and the Fiat motor company, capitalizes on the cultish affection for the iconic 500 model roadster. Under the hood, sliding glass panels seal off the cooling compartment. Appropriately, it's available in the tricolore of the Italian flag: red, white, and green. fiat500design.com

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