Maria Kariis graduated as an industrial designer from Beckmans School of Design in Stockholm in 1998 and has also studied at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden. The year she graduated, Maria Kariis set up her own design company.
Eight years later, in 2006, Maria Kariis started working with Holmegaard. Here she threw herself into her work with glass as a design material and is the designer responsible for the mouth-blown 2Lips vase range which took inspiration from the luxuriant shape of the tulip. The range is an exquisite example of sculptural and decorative glass art.