Maria Yee established her namesake design studio in 1988 in Scotts Valley, California. A design pioneer focused on California contemporary furniture, the studio focuses on wellness, material, and craft. Every element matters: from responsibly grown hardwoods, to eco conscious water-based finishes, to luxurious leather, to hand forged metal pulls, Maria Yee works hard to sustainably source quality materials. Maria Yee applies honed techniques, breathing new life into classic craftsmanship. Utilizing a modernized joinery system based on ancient Chinese tradition, Maria Yee has developed construction techniques that require 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.