In 2014 Andrea Marcante, co-founder of UdA architecture firm in 1992, set up with Adelaide Testa MARCANTE-TESTA, a research oriented firm focusing on architecture, design and company consulting in the field of materials and furniture. Their projects aim to be both serious and funny, rustic and cosmopolitan, democratic and refined, practical and elegant, manly and delicate: if certain interiors excite us, it is because they are examples of possible choices between conflicting aspects of our personality, of the legitimate aspiration to transform our own disturbing contradictions into something beautiful.