Smeg announces limited run of iconic Renzo Piano Hobs

Smeg is re-launching a special edition, limited run of its Piano Hob, designed by multi award-winning architect, Renzo Piano in 1995.

The collection will include four and five burner hobs, coming in two widths, constructed entirely from polished stainless steel and coated in a unique plasma technology preventing the hob from tarnishing. The burner pan stand also has no welding, making it a true object of Italian design detailing.

This launch sees Smeg embracing its Italian roots and taking a look through its product archive at previous designs, and it comes 35 years since the hob was first unveiled in Milan. The brand said the Piano Hob is one of its most innovative designs ever launched. It has been regularly used by chef, Nigella Lawson.

The hob comes in two sizes. The P705ES is 71cm wide while the P64ES is 65cm wide, offering options for those with a sprawling kitchen with a dedicated island space, as well as an option for those with a smaller cooking station.

The P705ES features five striking burners with the central burner providing a 3.5kW rapid burner. The hob is robust and hardy, made from EverShine stainless steel across its pan stands and burners.

Richard Mackey, Product Manager at Smeg UK, said: “We are thrilled to have worked with the iconic Renzo Piano as part of our ever-growing portfolio. We believe that all products found in the kitchen should not only perform perfectly, but they should be striking with a design story behind them too. Piano is an inspiring designer and visionary, and we are humbled to have his designs and legacy immortalised in our product.”