Design Sottoscala is a young designers' collective consisting of Francesco Marini, Alessandro Nedrotti and Marta Zanotti. Ever since their early years of university research, the trio has felt strengthened through project affinity and shared research interests. Furthermore, the collaboration unifies their various individual skills and lead to a complete design process in all its forms. Inspired by contact and dialogue with other realities abroad, an approach emerges that is critical to both sustainability and objects as social connectors. Sottoscala adopts this dynamic cosmopolitanism to explore the role of design as a mediator between cultural tradition and new forms of global communication. Design Sottoscala works continuously as an ongoing experimentation on details and materials, with the objective to create not an algid or technologically virtuous project, but rather products which speak for themselves.