Maria Yee established her namesake company in 1988 in Scotts Valley, California. A design pioneer on California contemporary furniture, her design 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 source sustainable, quality materials. Maria Yee applies honed techniques, breathing new life into classic craftsmanship. Utilizing a modernized joinery system based on traditional Chinese techniques, Maria Yee has developed a new construction system that requires 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.