Refrigerator of Art Dolce&Gabbana and Smeg DT02PBU

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Michele Ducato

Michele Ducato was born in Palermo in 1972. He specialised in Applied Arts in high school and then took a degree in Architecture. Since he was a boy, Michele has pursued an interest in cart painting, an art that has been handed down in his family for three generations, starting with his grandfather, also Michele, who opened an atelier in Bagheria in 1895 at the age of 14. Working with his father Giuseppe, he is passionately devoted to the decoration and scrupulous restoration of Sicilian carts. The venerable history of this workshop is tied to the revivial and preservation of this art, with the aim of sharing it with an ever larger audience and making it accessible to young people.


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The Sicily of “Cavalleria Rusticana”

Enamel and oil, 60 x 151 x 68.2 cm
This refrigerator is inspired by the themes and imagery of the cart painting tradition of western Sicily. The central panel features two key episodes from “Cavalleria Rusticana”, the intense opera based on a novella by Giovanni Verga and composed by Pietro Mascagni. On the sides are the puppets of Villa Palagonia in Bagheria. The historic dwelling is also known as the ‘villa of monsters’ thanks to the abundance of bizarre statues. Bright checkerboard and star ornaments enrich all the surfaces, culminating on the top in an explosion of colour.

  • Static

  • Storage volume fresh food compartment: 247 l

  • Interior light

  • 3 adjustable glass shelves

  • Glass shelf to cover fruit and vegetable container

  • Bottle shelf

  • 1 fruit and vegetables drawer

  • Adjustable balcony storage with metal supports

  • 4 adjustable balconies

  • 2 balcony shelves with transparent covers

  • 1 bottle balcony with metal wire

  • Storage frozen food compartment: 21 l

  • Static

  • Accessories internal compartment: Ice tray

  • Annual energy consumption: 280 kWh

  • Voltage: 120 V

  • Current: 2 A

  • Frequency: 60 Hz