Born in Sweden, Margareta Claesson has lived most of her adult life in the US where she flourished as an entrepreneur. As founder and owner of Margareta’s Hand Weaving Studio and The Claesson Company, she specialized in the wholesale business of Scandinavian Gifts, later transitioning to wholesale window fashion products and the distribution of trimmings & tasseled accessories, fabrics & drapery hardware. After selling her business in 1996, Margareta did product development & design for home accessories for the next 10 years.
As she traveled internationally for business, she spent 14 months living and working in Hong Kong and China. Upon her return to the US she was the textile product manager for a very creative furniture and accessories company. Margareta has also worked in the interior design business for 15 years.
In June 2008 Margareta joined the Atlantic Design Center as a showroom consultant. She is also doing the marketing and advertising for the design center, puts on seminars for a wide variety of subjects, buys accessories and does the interior decorating. Her extensive background and expertise in home fashions and marketing is an asset when assisting clients in the showroom.
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