Art Directors and Project Managers
Nostro is a design studio based in the Netherlands —founded by Cecilia Polonara and Federica Gilda Marrella —focussing on developing creative ideas into design products. The mission is to translate the change in different fields —such as scientific, political and environmental —by solving pressing problems of our times through original inventions.
Cecilia Polonara is an industrial designer with an Italian and Dutch educational background. Cultural diversity and research activities aimed at the study of today’s society have helped Cecilia to develop her professional vision.
Ethical responsibility and the will ofmaking changes in current industrial and social models are part of her values.
She tries to reflect these values in her projects, keeping in mind the environmental aspect and the design innovation.
Federica Gilda Marrella is an Italian designer living in Amsterdam. As a designer, she believes that design is deeply involved in the construction and deconstruction of the status quo, and believes in the ethical responsibility of designers to question and critically challenge current industrial and social models.