about me


I trained as a furniture maker in a boutique workshop in Trentino – Italy, in a small village where I was born and grew up surrounded by the imposing Dolomites.
After few years I studied and graduated as architect in Venice and lately worked actively collaborating with world renown architects on successful and award-winning projects.
Returned to embrace my first passion in making furniture, I continuously use the knowledge and experience gathered as an architect throughout all the design process with attention to details in dialogue with a tactile and sensory realm.
The place where I grew up is highly relevant and over the time became very formative for my career.
Since my childhood wood and its materiality have always been part of my life, first as a material to play with, later as a material to work with.
Moving from large urban project to interior design gave me the ability to craft and develop designs and details across different scales, achieving prestigious recognitions such the Medal of Excellence  and the first price at the Salone del Mobile in Milan with Riva1920.
Recently I co-founded WorkshopEast, an incubator for woodworkers and furniture makers who are starting their career.
I am Member of the ARB and RIBA, part of the Ordine degli Architetti in Italy, Member of the Institute of Carpenters (MIOC) and Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (LSDC).


working with me

I am always interested in receiving applications from talented people.
Please send your CV, cover letter and examples of work to: Mauro Dell’Orco, 51 Highbury Hill, London, N5 1SU or send us an email to: mdoa@mdoa.co.uk
No agencies please