Circa Marina

Amo i rutamat, i mercatini, le ferramenta, l’arte povera, la funzionalità. Amo il passato per la sua tradizione e il futuro per l’innovazione. Amo le fibre, i tessuti, i colori, la materia grezza, il glitter e le decorazioni. Amo la qualità, la profondità, l’autenticità dentro e fuori. Amo osservare la natura. Amo respirare, cantare, ballare, ridere, piangere, camminare, mangiare, bere e fare l’amore. Mi piace stare con gli amici, ospitare, essere ospitata, viaggiare. Mi piace stare da sola, isolarmi e meditare. Mi piacciono gli opposti. Mi piacciono le metafore. Non mi piacciono: i posti finti, i luoghi affollati, le persone non vere, il traffico, i locali alla moda, le cose che vanno di moda, la coerenza, il perbenismo, le formalità…

CASA_ground floor

A friend recently came to see us for the first time and said: "Marina, this HOME is YOU in every single detail!". This feedback actually inspired me to write about our HOME and to share with you the stories behind things. Welcome to our creative space where we hope to inspire you with our style, [...]

Di |2020-02-27T18:53:07+00:0022 Novembre, 2017|UPCYCLING, Workshops|0 Commenti

Wear Your Words Proudly on Your Skin

July 12, 2017, Milano, BASE: ISKO I-Skool 4th edition Mestieri-LAB® together with ISKO for a new WORKSHOP mixing Denim, Words and Creativity. LAB's jurors: Ella Grace Denton, Verena Erin, Simone Guidarelli The president of the Design Award: Adriano Goldschmied, denim godfather . Participants: 20 Designers coming from 16 different schools all over the world. Europe:  IUAV (Venice), POLIMODA (Florence), NABA (Milan), AMD (Düsseldorf, Germany), UAL (Chelsea, UK), AALTO (Helsinki, [...]

Di |2020-02-27T17:59:15+00:0030 Luglio, 2017|UPCYCLING, Workshops|0 Commenti

CIRCUS Collection Event

October 21st I turend 40! I thought it was the time to celebrate with a big party and launch my first hand crafted home decoration Limited Edition: CIRCUS COLLECTION. From great grandma dowry trunk, antique homespun hemp Italian fabric from 1800s: 25 unique pieces clashed with colorful tassels and military stencil hand painted graphics. [...]

Di |2020-02-27T17:26:36+00:009 Novembre, 2016|Products, Product_Textiles|0 Commenti


Talking about heritage, we received a major gift: raw wood boards. So I asked to my friend Giorgio how to keep them raw whilst clean, I mean we do like raw effect but we wanted to use  the boards as main part of our interior throughout the whole house. First action is SANDING, [...]

Di |2020-02-27T17:42:23+00:006 Agosto, 2016|Workshops, Workshops_Interior|0 Commenti


Zia Bianca, Zia Florice, Zia Ventina: are all my grand aunties who did not get married. In addition to that, grannies and their mother's dowries. Since I was I child I love opening the trunks, touching, feeling and smelling those fabrics! I love this graphic and packaging!

Di |2020-02-27T17:39:32+00:004 Agosto, 2016|UPCYCLING, Workshops|0 Commenti


A PRESENT FOR YOU = MADE WITH HEART + HANDS  When hands and heart are connected creativity is just flowing. My heritage is my treasure: trunks full of antique homespun made in Italy hemp canvas. It is hard to explain with words what I feel when I touch this material and when I hear [...]

Di |2020-02-27T17:37:17+00:004 Agosto, 2016|UPCYCLING, Workshops|0 Commenti


for ISKOOL FINALISTS, July 14th, Villa Corner The first international workshop branded Mestieri-LAB took place during the jury and awarding session of Iskool, a world wide contest that aims to link young designers and marketing managers to the denim industry with an educational content. Thanks to ISKO, I have the honor to manage this major [...]

Di |2020-02-27T17:34:00+00:0024 Aprile, 2016|UPCYCLING, Workshops|0 Commenti