SMEG, the Italian brand best known for its 50s-era refrigerators, just expanded its lineup with a collection of smaller appliances. And while the retro-looking fridges don't exactly come with vintage prices (most standard size models start at $2000), the newly-debuted toasters, blenders, standalone mixers and kettles are definitely on the more affordable side, with prices falling in the $120-$450 range.
Italian designers Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti of the firm Deep Design took on the task of collaborating with SMEG to create a seven-color assortment of countertop appliances bearing the brand's trademark curves and aesthetic, but engineered for modern-day needs. We're especially fond of the stand mixer, which looks like it's primed to give KitchenAid's iconic model a good run for its money.
In time for holiday cooking — or gifting — the mixers and toasters (both two and four-slice versions) are currently available at West Elm, while the rest of the lineup will hit stores by early next year.
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