Epònimo introduces itself through Retroguardia, a collection of six new projects by Federico Carandini and Alberto Colzani. We chose the title Retroguardia (rearguard) because our interest focuses on what is behind each project and because the products mediate between aesthetic memories of the past and opportunities for the present. The products are completed, priced and ready for production thus they speak for themselves as they are real and tangible. They allow us to bypass descriptions of professional competence and to show instead the results of six projects that are in turn the expression of our vision of the contemporary furniture market. This vision we developed through the last ten years: it is our added value and it is strategically crucial in the selection of materials, of manufacturing techniques, of vendors and in all other phases of product development.