Is contrast an obstacle? An impediment? No, if seen as the result of different ideas, techniques, comparison between different systems, and if approached with intelligence and curiosity. Contrast is, therefore, growth, and in any case something that makes us more aware. Awareness is what allows us to name reality; it brings order and harmony. In the pages of XTRA we will talk about the encounter between different materials, such as wood and textiles, of contemporary design in a classical setting, of contrasting colors, of Eastern and Western culture, of geometric and organic lines, of extravagant combinations. People, objects, works, flavors, destinations in which opposites attract, exploding into pure chemistry.