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By: Smeg  05-Apr-2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE SMEG 'GO BLACK' PROMOTION!

The winning entry was made at Kitchen Things in Newmarket by Wayne and Lyn Frazerhurst. The couple were thrilled to receive the one-of-a-kind Smeg Silver Fern fridge,

, and will be putting it to good use when they build their new home.

                                                  

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE SMEG $500 NOSH DOSH COMPETITION!

The winning entry was made by Ben McLauchlan from over 1600 entries at the Smeg & Baumatic stand in the Auckland Home Show. Ben now has $500 to spend at Nosh Food Market!

                                                     

PRESENTING SMEG AT THE WAIKATO HOME & GARDEN SHOW

THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER - SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER, STAND 309, CLAUDELANDS EVENT CENTRE, HAMILTON

We are counting down to the 2011 Waikato Home & Garden Show and it is promising to be one of the best in the shows 27 year history. The 70 million dollar investment in the new Claudelands Event Centre will provide this years show with five huge indoor pavilions packed full of hundreds of interesting and exciting new products and great ideas to inspire you when you are building, renovating, decorating or furnishing your home. 

The Smeg appliance stand is the largest show at the exhibition.  Paired next to Italian bathroom and flooring brand spazioCasa, Smeg is pleased to present another showcase of inspiration, with all the vibrancy and passion of Italian design, the stand is certain to impress. 

SMEG WINS “GOOD DESIGN 2010” AWARD

The Chicago Athenaeum acknowledges Newson for Smeg oven and hob

The Smeg oven and hob designed by Marc Newson are now officially listed amongst the very best of international design. The collaboration with Newson was sought by the Italian company who were determined to develop a product line with one of the most talented designers in the world of influential contemporary design.


A jury of experts from the Chicago Athenaeum, the Architecture & Design Museum, and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, met in New York to declare the product winners of the prestigious “Good Design 2010” award.


Already in its 60th year, the “Good Design” awards are given out once every 12 months for the most original and innovative designs which are judged on different criteria such as aesthetics, functionality and respect for the environment.


The oven and the hob, selected for the award out of hundreds of designs from all over the world, were developed by Smeg as objects that would revolutionize the traditional concept of the domestic appliance. Created as true works of art, both products express the excellence of “Made in Italy” that combines art and industrial design in objects of everyday use.

 
These innovative appliances are characterised by distinctive colours and soft lines and have a strong aesthetic impact, they are also both intuitive and functional. These features enabled the oven to win the Wallpaper “Design Awards” in 2009, a prize assigned by the respected magazine with the same name.


Together with other winning designs, the Smeg oven and hob will be exhibited at the Chicago Athenaeum in June 2011 as part of the Good Design Show.

 THE NEW SMEG DISHWASHERS

With sleek, clean lines and white, silver, stainless steel or integrated finishes, the latest range of Smeg dishwashers – to be released in May – look good in any kitchen, and has the added advantage of improved internal configurations. Homeowners can choose between 14 place settings or the all-new option of 15 international place settings. The new range includes freestanding, built under and fully integrated models, including options with a tall tank. The tall tank offers the benefit of a generous 34.5cm of height in the lower baskets, taking large dinner plates so it is ideal for those who enjoy entertaining.

The new 15-place setting dishwashers offer high load flexibility, better performance and can easily accommodate the dishes from a large dinner party. It also features a third cutlery basket –a pull-out tray at the top of the dishwasher that provides more space for cutlery and long utensils.

Additionally, the lower basket in these models features tilting racks and back supports for cups and glasses and a multizone cutlery basket. These models also have the new half-load FlexiZone, which allows a smaller or cleaner load to be washed, saving energy, water and time, but without being restricted to using only one basket.

A feature on some Smeg dishwashers is the EnerSave option, which provides more energy-efficient washing. EnerSave also ensures the contents dry perfectly every time, using a special automatic device that slowly opens the door a few centimetres at the end of the drying cycle.

A further development for Smeg is Hyclean; it uses higher rinse temperatures and a shorter rinse time to ensure clean and sanitised dishes, and is a feature on selected models.

Smeg’s new range of dishwashers feature improved technology to lower the noise and improve water and energy consumption, making these models a good choice for anyone who prefers an environmentally friendly appliance.

SMEG LAUNCHES STUNNING NEW MARC NEWSON RANGE AT DESIGNEX

The Smeg stand at DesignEx is formidable, and not just for its size and on-site cafe. Unlike some of its rivals at this showpiece event for the specifier, design and architect market (SDA), Smeg has used DesignEx to launch its new Marc Newson range of appliances. This new range of cookware, including ovens and gas and induction cooktops, will join the Linea and Classic styles in the Smeg range.

Pyrolytic ovens in the Newson range are RRP $3,090, while non-pyro models are RRP $2,690. Colours include green, yellow, blue, stainless steel, black and white.

SMEG CEO VITTORIO BERTAZZONI VISITS NEW ZEALAND DISTRIBUTOR OF SMEG, APPLICO LTD.

To coincide with the 25th anniversary of Smeg in New Zealand, the company’s fifth-generation owner, Vittorio Bertazzoni, recently paid a two-day visit to Auckland. 


Bertazzoni, the vice president and CEO of Smeg, was accompanied by long-term export director Emer Zavaroni.

The two were welcomed by Applico’s managing director, Mark Jones, to an event on 20 April at the Kitchen Things showroom in Newmarket, Auckland, where they met key retailers, designers and commercial customers.

This was Bertazzoni’s first visit to New Zealand and he says he was so impressed with the country that he plans to return soon.

Zavaroni, a regular visitor to New Zealand, has developed a close relationship with both retailers and with the Smeg team here.

Bertazzoni says his first ever business meeting was with Mark at a trade fair. “I remember it well – it makes me think of New Zealand with great fondness,” he says.

“Since that time, the Smeg ranges have changed considerably and our latest Marc Newson range, with its bold colours and modern design, is a good example of our commitment to development. It’s interesting to note that Marc Newson has just been announced as the designer for the 2012 fireworks over the Sydney Opera House.”

At the Kitchen Things event, Smeg’s new dishwasher range was unveiled.

The top of the line model on display features a new aesthetic, increased capacity with 15 place settings including a pull-out tray above the upper basket and improved water and energy efficiency.

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Ronaldson

Applico Ltd

120 Captain Springs Road, Onehunga 1061, Auckland

p. 09 574 1072

e.

w. applico.co.nz

The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012


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