The furniture design duo Rosario Hurtado and Roberto Feo initially met in Madrid. They had backgrounds in economics, sociology and social anthropology before following their growing interest in design. With a vision of design being a collaboration, a constant dialogue and experimentation, their `hands-on` approach allows their work to engage with what they refer to as a ‘multiplex’ approach. This particular design agenda allows the pair to work with an overlapping sequence of design decisions that involve multiple ways of handling abstract ideas as opposed to one that offers a singular design outcome through a singular perspective. Using the phrase: ‘design is what we do in order to understand design’, their modus operandi often relies on a strong sense of cohersion between the complementary and the contradictory, winning them the London Design Festival medal in 2012.