Maria Yee established her namesake company in 1988 in Scotts Valley, California. A pioneer on California contemporary furniture, her design focuses on wellness, innovative material, and meticulous craftsmanship. Every element matters; from responsibly grown hardwoods, to eco conscious water-based and proprietary finishes, to luxurious leather, to hand forged metal pulls, Maria Yee sources only sustainable, quality materials. Maria Yee applies honed techniques, breathing new life into classic wood-on-wood joinery structure. Utilizing a modernized joinery system from advanced Chinese techniques, Maria Yee's bench-made furniture requires no nails or screws. Acclaimed for California contemporary designs as well as advocating environmental and social responsibilities, Maria Yee believes in holistic design, and the idea that every step in the production process, material, craft, and environment matters.