Born in Verona in 1977, Diego Vencato graduated in 2002 from the
Politecnico of Milan – Faculty of Industrial Design with a thesis on
the aesthetic of new technology products.
The thesis is the result of the collaboration with design studio CDM
- Castelli Design Milano: working closely with Clino Castelli enables
him to deepen the knowledge of the aesthetic and the interest for
material culture. During that period, Diego develops several projects
for Mitsubishi Motor Company, Hitachi, Legrand, Lamborghini.
After graduating, he starts working for Artemide, in the Special
Project Development area: he works on the lighting design of
important buildings such as Pirelli Headquarter (Gregotti Associati)
and Santa Maria presso San Satiro, both in Milan.
He then cooperates with Parisotto/Formenton architecture studio,
where Diego works on interior and exterior design of public and
private buildings, especially in the fashion industry, with brands
like Salvatore Ferragamo, A. Testoni and Francesco Biasia.
Freelancer since 2006, he is currently working on product design,
interior design and communication.
He designs for companies like Horm, Segno, Mobileffe, Rapsel,
r&dlab – Michele Ruffin Creative Group, Eurochocolate, Dainese,
MDF Italia, Albeflex, Samsung, Yonder, Pi.Mar, Agape.
His works have been published both on the web and in several
international magazines such as Interni, Abitare, Ottagono,
Icon and Wallpaper*.
1st 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 first project for Agape was developed in collaboration with
Marco Merendi. They met at Artemide where Diego was the head
of Special Project Development section and Marco was in charge
for the art direction. They work individually and together they carry
out the research work that, as in this case, can sometimes give
birth to shared projects.