Smeg retro appliances, including the FAB28 range, enhance an eclectic, shabby chic interior

Smeg FAB28 range and FAB10H refrigerator are retro appliances with vintage character, well suited to contemporary and eclectic interiors
The Smeg FAB10H refrigerator is 960mm tall and ceiling, chair, dining room, floor, flooring, furniture, home, house, interior design, living room, room, table, wall, window, white
The Smeg FAB10H refrigerator is 960mm tall and can be installed as an underbench model. Designed for drinks, it has crystal glass quick-chill shelves and automatic defrost, plus a chrome wine rack.

Nostalgia influences many aspects of our lives, including the way we live and the materials and items we choose for our homes.

This is a key reason the vintage look is always in vogue, even though it is a world away from sleek finishes, custom-designed cabinetry and integrated appliances. Cupboards, tables and shelving may rarely match, but they work together to convey a nostalgic sense of the past.

But there is usually one hero piece that anchors the space visually, and in many homes this is a Smeg freestanding retro-styled cooker or refrigerator or maybe both.


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A bright red Smeg FAB28 refrigerator is the star of this family living space where it makes a bold contrast to the whitewashed walls and brown leather armchairs. This refrigerator has drawers that can be customised, and a chrome wine rack.

Vintage styling teamed with 21st-century technology is the key to their popularity. The FAB28 and FAB10H refrigerators, for example, have all the charm of a '50s refrigerator but feature automatic defrost, crystal quick-chill shelves and a tropical rating. The FAB10H is an underbench model in black, red and panna that makes an ideal drinks refrigerator.

The FAB28, with a capacity of 271 litres, is well suited to family needs. This refrigerator is available in a multitude of colours, ranging from strong primaries to soft gelato shades, denim and a black velvet matt finish.

The Victoria freestanding cooker, in black or panna, is worthy of its hero status. The vintage design has a gleaming enamel finish and well-proportioned metal controls. Two six-function 70-litre thermoseal ovens are teamed with a 2700W electric grill, seven-burner gas hob and generous storage drawer. To complete the look there are matching hoods in black and panna.

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This pared-back kitchen highlights a return to a simpler time, before furniture pieces were replaced by built-in cabinetry. The gradual layering of items in such a kitchen adds to its eclectic charm. But there are two key elements in this kitchen that demand attention a black enamel Smeg Victoria freestanding cooker and matching Smeg FAB10H refrigerator.

For more details, visit www.smeg.com.au

Feb 10, 2015
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