WORDS Michaela Stehr IMAGES courtesy of Smeg
A striking collaboration between Smeg and award-winning South African photographer and film producer Filipa Domingues has resulted in a range of limited-edition fridges depicting imagery of four indigenous plants.
Leading up to her first solo exhibition, Filipa Domingues has transformed four Smeg fridges into functional works of art, entitled Kigelia Africana, Aloe HB Barbed Wire, Impala Lily and Proteas. The CheckMyPlants Smeg retro FAB28 fridges feature the four plants against a black background.
“Smeg has always had deep passion and appreciation for the arts and the opportunity to play a part in the creative expression of such a talented South African photographer is an absolute honour,” explains Steve Brookes, Managing Director of Smeg South Africa. “It goes without saying that Filipa’s enthusiasm in capturing all things rare and unusual in an effort to drive a greater appreciation for our environment is commendable.”
The CheckMyPlants Smeg retro fridges are currently available exclusively to the supporters of Filipa’s Indiegogo fundraising campaign, where all proceeds will go towards the funding of her CheckMyPlants solo exhibition.