Danna Mao

Design Consultant

Days off: Thursday & Friday 

“A successful design is when you enjoy a space every time you’re in it,” Danna says. To achieve this ambition, she takes a progressive design approach that focuses on artfully communicating her clients’ personalities. “I have a passionate drive to create spaces that are inspired and individual reflections of my clients,” she says.

Danna is ASID certified and prior to joining Cantoni in 2014, worked with some of the top design and architecture firms in the world, completing hospitality and residential projects — restaurants, spas, boutique hotels — and high-end residences in Asia, South America and the U.S. She is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese. “My experience across countries and cultures gives me a unique perspective,” she says.

Her multidisciplinary method spans architecture to furniture and product design — she has long been an artist. “I have loved drawing, art, and admiring artistic objects since I was young,” she says. No matter where her projects lead, you’ll often find her in museums, art galleries, and textile and flea markets in her downtime. Or, at the beach. “I love long walks and watching sunsets,” she says. “They are instantly calming.”

Get to know Danna:

What’s your go-to libation?

Cabernet Sauvignon — and preferably from Napa.

Is there an inspirational quote you love?

“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” — Georgia O’Keeffe

Which era do you find most suits your designs?

’50s and ’60s Hollywood glam.

What’s your favorite destination?

Florence, Italy.

Who are your design icons?

Yabu Pushelberg, Giorgio Armani.

Cantoni Irvine

8650 Research Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

949.585.9191 x839

  • Monday 10AM-7PM
  • Tuesday 10AM-7PM
  • Wednesday 10AM-7PM
  • Thursday 10AM-7PM
  • Friday 10AM-7PM
  • Saturday 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday 1PM-5PM

Danna, the final batch of furniture arrived today. With that we have received all the furniture we ordered from Cantoni. Thank you, it was such a pleasure to do business with you! We ordered furniture from several stores for our remodeling, but had the best shopping and delivery experience with Cantoni. We will definitely come back to you for more business later.

— Mr. and Mrs. Yang, Irvine

Best place to buy high quality furniture. Most of my furniture pieces are from Cantoni, which has the best sales and consultation and services. Almost 2 years of great experience with Danna Mao at Cantoni who is among the best.

— J & Bill L., Irvine, CA

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