Designer McLaren departs Circa 1801  

Valdese, N.C. – Circa 1801, a division of Valdese Weavers, will not renew its design contract arrangement with David McLaren.

McLaren has been creating designs for Circa 1801 since its inception in 1998, with signature designs under the David McLaren Designs designation. Previously he did design work for Doblin, which became part of the Circa 1801/Doblin label. He earlier did design work for Mastercraft.

Going forward, Circa 1801 will focus all creative efforts through Margaret Coffin, vp design and product development, and her in-house staff.

“We have a deep appreciation for the contributions that David McLaren has made to Circa 1801 during his tenure. We wish David well in his future endeavors,” said Mike Shelton, president and ceo of Valdese.

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