About Maria Yee
Maria Yee, Inc. is a U.S. company with an international reputation for handcrafted furniture. Featuring its proprietary BreathingJoinery technique and rapidly renewable BambooTimbre, Maria Yee’s EcoLuxury furniture is the ingenious union of inventive materials, beautifully treated surfaces and innovative detailing. The exquisite palette of forms is truly a delight to the senses and is available for you to shop at Furnitureland South, The World’s Largest Furniture Store.
Since 1988, Maria Yee has been renowned for her leading California contemporary design. A sophisticated style that draws inspiration from the timeless classics, it is a confluence of ideas, places and cultures that culminate in the fusion of uncompromising craftsmanship with the precision of modern manufacturing.
The artistic merit of Maria Yee’s furniture goes beyond beautiful lines and elegant shapes. Every piece of furniture is handcrafted with sophisticated joinery techniques, including the proprietary BreathingJoinery system which completely eliminates the use of nails or screws in order to preserve the integrity of the raw materials.
This tradition of respect for materials and innovative, handcrafted furniture design is a very important part of this company’s vision. Not only does Maria Yee responsibly harvest solid hardwood, but they use their patented, FSC-certified BambooTimbre. This material is constructed with rapidly renewable Moso bamboo, layered to form solid bamboo boards that exceed the tensile strength of steel and allow for different textures and finishes.
Other environmental innovations that Maria Yee has patented and developed include: the BreathingJoinery, AirFrame, and BEST (Bamboo Enhanced Structure Technology) systems, all of which help create incredibly strong, yet lightweight furniture that is also beautiful.
Maria Yee also uses water-based finishes, EN717-1 compliant glues and vegetable-tanned leather. No trees from tropical forests are used, and their hardwood species are responsibly grown and selectively harvested. In 2008, Maria Yee introduced a new, unique option in EcoLuxury called RidgeBamboo. RidgeBamboo, a form of BambooTimbre, has a ridged texture and variegated color that is new for casual furniture design. Both BambooTimbre and RidgeBamboo are made of 100 percent Moso bamboo.
Visit Furnitureland South, The World’s Largest Furniture Store, in High Point, NC, to shop the entire Maria Yee line. Whether it be bedroom furniture, a leather accent chair, a dining set, or living room furniture, you can rest assured that you are bringing home a piece of contemporary furniture that is as sustainable as it is stunning.