About us

BIO - Marina Tonella

Co-founder di 100% AUTHENTIC YOU®
Professional Advanced Counselor AssoCounseling (REG A1877)
Bioenergetics and Gestalt approach with a playful and creative touch.

After a degree in textile and a BA in foreign languages and economics (Esperto Linguistico d’Impresa, Università Cattolica di Milano), she is working from the 2001 in the fashion industry with different roles: from style office management to brand and product marketing.. Facilitating and supervising creative teams, she felt the need to learn more about personal development, starting from herself.

Marina started her personal growth path in 2008, where she met different therapists from family constellations, Enneagram, bioenergetics, Gestalt, art therapy, meditation and mindfulness.
In 2013 she attended a three years master in bioenergetics and Gestalt counseling (SIBiG, Milano): an integrated approach that brings body, mind and emotions together.
Graduated in December 2013 with a thesis on the playful and creative experience in the counseling process.

Today she is bringing together her experience in managing multicultural creative teams, with different seniorities to the counseling approach, which is based on the authentic.
She is approaching soft skills development with creativity, meaning as the fundamental resource for adaptation, focusing on the awakening of the authentic resources.

With the clear mission to bridge young talents to the fashion industry, she is working with the best fashion schools worldwide and with the companies willing to become more people centered and open to change.
In her studio she works with individuals and group sessions.

About us

Marina Tonella:
Co-Founder

Professional Advanced Counselor AssoCounseling
(REG A1877)

Bioenergetics and Gestalt approach with a playful and creative touch.

After a degree in textile and a BA in foreign languages and economics (Esperto Linguistico d’Impresa, Università Cattolica di Milano), she is working from the 2001 in the fashion industry with different roles: from style office management to brand and product marketing. Facilitating and supervising creative teams, she felt the need to learn more about personal development, starting from herself.

Marina started her personal growth path in 2008, where she met different therapists from family constellations, Enneagram, bioenergetics,Gestalt, art therapy, meditation and mindfulness.

In 2013 she attended a three years master in bioenergeticsand Gestalt counseling (SIBiG, Milano): an integrated approach that brings body, mind and emotions together.

Graduated in December 2013 with a thesis on the playful and creative experience in the counseling process.

Today she is bringing together her experience in managing multicultural creative teams, with different seniorities to the counseling approach, which is based on the authentic.

She is approaching soft skills development with creativity, meaning as the fundamental resource for adaptation, focusing on the awakening of the authentic resources.

With the clear mission to bridge young talents to the fashion industry, she is working with the best fashion schoolsworldwide and with the companieswilling to become more people centered and open to change.

In her studio she works with individuals and group sessions.

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100% AUTHENTIC YOU™: SOFT SKILLS & DENIM INDUSTRY

Being a designer today is quite challenging, and I strongly believe emerging talents need a support for their personal growth. The market is full of products and the competition is extremely high. Is it enough to be good at concept design? Either good at sketching? Merchandising a collection? Rather than being a perfect developer? What [...]

By |Marzo 26th, 2018|Personal Growth, Workshops|0 Comments

CASA_upstairs

Upstairs we first meet what I call "Male's Room". The Sofas: I did like the shape of Vlady's ones but not the texture, so I dyed few hemp linen bed in charcoal grey and made a new dress for them. I actually started with a toile, then made the paper pattern and then sewing. [...]

By |Novembre 24th, 2017|Product_Interiors, Workshops_Interior|0 Comments

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, [...]

By |Novembre 22nd, 2017|Product_Interiors, Workshops, Workshops_Interior|0 Comments

Wear Your Words Proudly on Your Skin

July 12, 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, Finland), AMFI (Amsterdam, Holland), [...]

By |Luglio 30th, 2017|Workshops, Workshops_Textile|0 Comments

CUSTOMIZING DENIM

The new luxury is having time for ourselves, creating something unique.   Looking for inspiration is the first step. Researching images on good books having a cardamom or a genmaicha tea. Then it's time to define our project: WHAT do I want to make? What do I need? HOW can I make it? Together [...]

By |Marzo 19th, 2017|Products, Product_Textiles, Workshops, Workshops_Textile|0 Comments

WOOD WOOD WOOD

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, both [...]

By |Agosto 6th, 2016|Workshops, Workshops_Interior|0 Comments

MY CHAIRS ARE THE SAME COLOR OF SANTA MONICA’S OCEAN

Summer 2015. Whilst renewing our home we took and holiday in California, a land we love for its colors and for the feeling of freedom we can experience. Free to be ourselves. One morning we were sitting on a bench, reading in front of the ocean in Santa Monica. The railing was exactly in tone with [...]

By |Agosto 6th, 2016|Products, Product_Interiors, Workshops, Workshops_Interior|0 Comments

HOME TEXTILE: A ROOTED GIFT!

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 [...]

By |Agosto 4th, 2016|Workshops, Workshops_Textile|0 Comments

CREATIVE WORKSHOP: CUSTOMIZATION DENIM

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 [...]

By |Aprile 27th, 2016|Workshops, Workshops_Textile|0 Comments