The FAB refrigerators: distinctive 50’s styling
For many homeowners, Smeg has become an iconic brand, highly aspired to, and in particular, the company‟s retro style FAB refrigeration range has earned it this status, the unique blend of curves and colours seemingly beyond the competence of other manufacturers to emulate.
The FAB retro range, introduced in 1997, is universally recognised as enjoying „Iconic‟ status and now consists of four models offered in over ten colors.
Smeg FAB28 ‘50’s Style’ Refrigerator
Acknowledged by many to be a design icon, Smeg's FAB28 range of retro-style refrigerators knows no limits when it comes to color extensions. Originally launched (1997) in cream, red, blue, pastel blue and pastel green, the company soon added silver and then, in a bold move, pink. Black followed before orange and lime joined the line-up in January 2004 to be followed in June 2004 by a „special edition‟ featuring a Union Jack painted door. A new „special edition‟ version features a multi-coloured striped door, extending the choice to a total of ten colours and two special versions. “Special editions” are not currently available in the US.
„A‟ rated for energy efficiency; each FAB28 has a generous 9.22 cubic ft. (271 liters) capacity. Inside are three hygienic and easy to clean glass shelves, whilst the door provides practical storage compartments for bottles, cartons and dairy products. A chrome wine rack and a large fruit and vegetable container complete the inventory of interior fittings that make the FAB28 such a practical as well as aesthetically pleasing appliance.
The FAB28 is available in the US in ten colors since 2007.