American Made Since 2013

Margaret Dillard

Franklin, Tennessee
Striking a balance between function and aesthetics, Meggoo is an affordable children's furniture line that appeals to design-conscious parents.

Tell us about your business.

I started to conceptualize my children's furniture line when I became pregnant with my now ten-year-old son. With a background in commercial and residential architecture, I was underwhelmed with what was available in children's furniture and decor. My husband and I were living in a small home and adding "baby" items dominated the entire space. After taking time and care into furnishing our home, it made the already difficult and life-changing event of having a baby even more stressful. Things have certainly improved in the baby gear design world over the past ten years, but I still feel there's a need for transitional and affordable pieces that can work with an existing interior design. Scale and materials play an important role in my design process. I create pieces that can grow with the child or transition into other uses in the home.

What makes your business stand out?

The steel components in my designs are made in my husband's steel shop in a small town in Tennessee where he also fabricates airplane hangar doors. We try to find opportunities to use scrap material to reduce waste and keep costs down. Local Amish furniture craftsmen build the wooden seats and tabletops for the line.

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