Maria Eftychi is an architect from Cyprus, currently  living and working in Nice, France. Apart from architecture, she is interested in different extensions of design, which result in useful and desirable objects, with  functional and cultural value. Design m.e is a way of creative expression, in which through the making process of a jewel, she explores the properties of paper, and other unusual materials.

In this way she creates surprising qualities in the texture and the color fusions of her jewels. Design m.e jewellery is made of paper of various kinds, from high quality handmade paper to common paper from everyday life. The transformation of a consumable material, into objects of elegance and style is what makes Design m.e jewels so unique.