Mirko Sala Tenna
Growing up in the quaint Alpine valleys of Italy, immersed in nature, surrounded by miles of glorious, untouched country- side is not just good for the body; it is undeniably good for the soul. In the vast expanses of green fields, mountains and lakes – in the presence of nature, humanity’s greatest teacher, was the beginning of an insatiable curious journey into the world of design and architecture.
Playing with driftwood and stones eventually turned into building tree houses or makeshift dams – That’s when I understood there is so much to be discovered, the possibilities were endless and beautiful.
Ever since I can remember, I dreamed of becoming a dancer. I grew up learning and falling in love with several different styles of dance when I also found myself drawn towards the world of architecture. Dance and Architecture, two very intriguing and distinctive worlds – the dynamic flow of one and the structural physicality of the other.
As I gained a deeper understanding of the two, I realized that these worlds weren’t as different after all. Being two creative disciplines, they correlate at several points both drawing inspiration from imagination in a unique and vivacious way – Intangible, magical and ethereal.
With an astute understanding of architecture, a vibrant and aristically abundant Italian heritage, dotted with influences from the Middle East and harmoniously brought together with passion – Etereo is born.
Working as creative inventors, our motivation is to design soulful and inspiring spaces that encourage creativity. It is this approach that drives all our projects, pushing us to go beyond the brief and lead from human experiences to create special places.
Architecture and design lie at the head of our studio’s ethos and encompasses a multitude of different functions to see the project from conception to completion; from envisioning the artistic direction, selection of materials and finishes, sourcing from some of the best suppliers, to execution of all the finer details.