Maria Yee established her namesake design studio in 1988 in Scotts Valley, California.
A design pioneer focused on Californian contemporary furniture, the studio focuses on wellness, material, and craft, with eco-conscious practices at its core. From responsibly grown hardwoods, to luxurious leather, to eco-conscious water-based finishes, to hand forged metal pulls, Maria Yee makes it a priority to sustainably source quality materials. Utilizing a modernized joinery system based on ancient Chinese tradition, Maria Yee has developed construction techniques that are free from nails and screws. This spirited passion for innovation is what drives Maria Yee to constantly elevate the landscape of what forward-thinking and reliable design looks like.
Designed for ultimate laidback lounging, the Cayo collection is an invitation to sink into luxurious comfort. The versatile and modular units present countless configuration possibilities to be used as sofas, loveseats, ottomans or sectionals. Its clean modern design and relaxed silhouettes can be dressed in varied leather colors to tailor to any space and style.
The Kent dining table celebrates the classic pairing of two timeless materials, solid wood and stainless steel. The clean, modern profile draws attention to the thoughtful, sophisticated details, such as the gentle chamfer of the table top, the stainless steel inlays, and the gracefully arched wood stretchers along the base. With the beautiful grain of solid white oak and the subtle sheen of soft steel, the Kent table makes for an ideal simple but chic dining.
Inspired by bold architectural lines, the Napa collection exemplifies refined simplicity. It harmoniously joins wood and fabric to bring out the beauty of material and craftsmanship.
The Kent lounge chair sits handsomely with a flowing piece of top grain leather looped through a stunning modern white oak frame with stainless steel accents. Clever detailing and exquisitely crafted joinery add to its subtle sophistication, while the luxurious embrace of taut premium leather makes it immensely comfortable.