About Us…. An Introduction to Margot Steel Designs



The Lap Tray is born…

Margot Steel Designs is a Scotland-based company founded by Margot MacLean Steel.

In 1990, Margot saw a gap in the market and decided to fill it… it was a simple idea that was to go on to have worldwide success. Margot created the Lap Tray, a unique concept at the time, a tray that moulds to your figure, providing a stable, flat surface for writing, book support, snacking, using a laptop computer etc. The Lap Tray sits securely on your lap thanks to its non-slip beanbag base.

Over quarter of a century later Margot Steel Designs is still creating high quality products.

Margot Steel Designs prides itself on providing excellent service along with high quality products. Lap Trays are produced in a variety of luxurious fabrics. In addition, the company produces Invitation Boards for use in home and office and Tablet Holder cushions suitable for iPads and other tablet devices, available in the same range of fabrics, allowing products to be coordinated with each other. All products are hand-made in South Scotland. The Margot Steel Designs workshop is situated in Johnstonebridge near Lockerbie.

Margot’s products have led to many awards including runner up “Scottish Gift Of The Year”, Best Gift at Maison et Objet in Paris and a European Woman of Achievement award. Margot has also produced custom Lap Trays that were presented to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Margot Steel Designs continually updates its range and always aims to fulfil customers’ requirements for associated products – a personal touch that makes Margot Steel Designs popular throughout the world. The team is always willing to answer your queries and provide advice and assistance.