NEW YORK— High-end kitchen electrics and appliance supplier Smeg has acquired La Pavoni, an Italian-based company known for the production of upscale domestic and commercial espresso machines.
According to Smeg, the acquisition will allow the two companies to share manufacturing insights along with their respective product assortments.
Founded in 1905, La Pavoni was a pioneer in the commercial espresso machine industry and has become known worldwide for its espresso coffee machines.
In addition, Smeg has launched its Rose Gold collection, the company’s first metallic colorway. Currently at Williams-Sonoma, the line includes an electric kettle and a 2-slice toaster.
The styling of the electric kettle combines the rose gold finish with chrome accents. It features a 360-degree swivel base, auto-shutoff when water boils or when the kettle is lifted from its base, water level indicators in cups and liters, a soft-opening lid and a removable and washable stainless steel limescale filter. The suggested retail price is $149.95.
The 2-slice toaster features two extra-wide slots and is equipped with six browning levels. The toaster has a back-lit knob with four functions— reheat, defrost, cancel and bagel— self-cleaning racks that hold toast upright and a removable stainless steel crumb tray. The retail price is $199.95.