"The Northern Stone"
Stonequartz is porcelain stoneware inspired by quartzite, of which it recaptures the typical texture in three colours: off-white, luminous grey and warm beige.
This surface treatment combines the use of diamond discs and brushes. The result is a soft and elegant surface with waxy reflections. By means of a special procedure, patented by Cotto d’Este, the Stonequartz Patinata series undergoes, between pressing and decorating, a further honing treatment.
This unique and recognisable surface has been faithfully created using molds from natural stones. Flash effect texturing can only be performed on certain types of stone (granite, for instance, that has a high content of quartz). It consists of singeing the surface of the stone with a flame jet and then plunging the stone into water to obtain immediate cooling. The abrupt temperature change makes the stone expand and the result is a typically rough texture.