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.

I co-founded WorkshopEast, an incubator for woodworkers and furniture makers who are starting their career.



my works
Most of my pieces are made to commision, others are part of series. If you would like to find out more about my work or if you are interested in purchasing a piece of furniture or consider a commission please get in touch:



Mauro Dell'Orco

SugarHouse Studios - 19 Collett Road - London - SE16 4DJ

+44 (0) 790 5748 657