Águas – A New Tile Concept by Diego Vencato for Settecento Studio

Águas shown in Terracotta

Águas shown in Terracotta

From Settecento Studio (a division of Ceramiche Settecento) is Águas, a glazed porcelain, white body double-fired tile that mimics the texture of surfaces when hit with rain.

The designer, Diego Vencato, says he was inspired by “Listening to the song ‘Águas de Março‘ (Elis Regina and Tom Jobim), I thought about how surfaces can change in the rain. The ground slowly receives the raindrops and changes its texture; what was previously matt becomes shiny and reflective. In particular, just when it starts to rain, the first drops of water draw a very beautiful graphic pattern, destined, however, to last only a few seconds. I wanted to tell all of this in a collection that combines a three-dimensional surface with a bright texture of matt and shiny drops.”

Águas, is available in several sizes, including 90×90cm, 45×90cm, 26.3×27.1cm, and 28.3×30cm. The four colors offered (Natural White, Clay, Graphite, and Terracotta) fit any design environment — indoors or outdoors, on floors and walls.

About the Designer

Diego Vencato graduated from the Politecnico di Milano and cooperated with Clino Trini Castelli, Artemide, and Parisotto+Formenton Architetti studio. He works as a designer for Horm, Segno, Mobileffe, Rapsel, r&dlab – Michele Ruffin Creative Group, Eurochocolate, Dainese, MDF Italia, Albeflex, Samsung, Yonder, Pi.Mar, Nodus Rug, Agape, iGuzzini, Elmar.

His works have been published both on the web and in several international magazines such as Interni, Abitare, Elle Decor, AD and Wallpaper. He has won several awards including first prize at Young&Design award in 2007 and 2010 edition; “A/R” cupboard (Horm) selected for the XXII Compasso d’Oro ADI award in 2011; the Stylepark Award in 2020 with “Petra” collection (Agape); and the Archiproducts Design Awards 2020 with the “Libera” kitchen (Elmar).

For more information, visit the Settecento Studio website.


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