Maria Scarpulla (1987) is a painter and designer and also the youngest member of the artistic Italian-American Scarpulla family. She grew up in the fields of Umbria with her father Russell, an abstract painter born in New York. Although she now resides in Ghent, Belgium, the Italian landscapes and American horizons still reflect intensely in her work.
Since her design debut in 2011, Scarpulla transforms nature into poetic minimalist furniture. In 2013 the design world celebrated her at Ventura Lambrate during the Designweek in Milan, with a definite breakthrough after that in 2019 initiated by a set of furniture called You Know The Way, Right. In that same year, Maria’s partner Jori Hernalsteen (1987) joined her artistic practice and has been a major support ever since.