- Design Shanghai 2022
- Contemporary Design Hall
Maria Yee established her namesake design studio in 1988 in Scotts Valley, California and continually receives praise for her EcoLuxury™ furnishings. A design pioneer focused on California contemporary furniture, her design studio blends overall wellness, sustainable materials, and expert craftsmanship. Every element matters; from responsibly grown hardwoods, to eco conscious water-based finishes, to the game changing proprietary Nicia oil, to luxurious leather, to hand forged metal pulls, Maria Yee works hard to sustainably source quality materials. Maria spent ten years working to innovate, redesign, and reengineer the beautiful classic Chinese joinery system with solid hard wood. She applies these techniques to every piece, breathing new life into classic craftsmanship requiring no nails or screws. Acclaimed for California contemporary designs as well as advancing environmental and social responsibilities, Maria Yee believes in holistic design, and the idea that every step in the process, material, craft, and environment matters.