Based in L’Aquila Italy, Maria created an interior design store on eBay.
Maria and her siblings initially created L’Aquila Design to help their local community feel at home again after the devastating earthquake that hit the city in 2009. They opened their offline store to help clients move back into their homes and decorate. They started selling on eBay in 2016 when they took part in the ‘eBay adopts L’Aquila’ project. The project helped businesses affected by the natural disaster get online with eBay.
Today, the company has accomplished a great deal and employs two people and several assistants to manage its eBay store. Maria credits eBay with getting her business online and opening it up to the whole world. They now not only sell their products in Aquila, but all over Italy as well as to other European countries, Asia, Australia and Singapore.