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One Foot Taller is an award-winning lighting design and production company. We have been making elegant decorative lighting since 1995. The pieces combine elementary modern lines and utilitarian grace with the occasional drop of humour.

One Foot Taller has always believed in matching good design with a clear conscience. A heady old mix of playing with manufacturing, loving elegance, needing fair production and getting excited by things that work well for people's lives is what makes One Foot Taller tick.

There have been welcome comments and critiques from many exhibitions and publications over the years, of which winning the Peugeot Design Awards and being given Millennium Product status for the Chasm Chair are the most memorable. The Queen has invited us to tea a couple of times and you’ll find One Foot Taller work in The International Design Yearbook and Conran Octopus Contemporary Furniture.


The company was founded by Katty Barac and Will White (who is one-foot-taller than Katty) when they graduated with degrees in Product Design from Glasgow School of Art in 1995. Will later became head of Dyson's Product Innovation before deciding to become a jeweller. Starting out producing furniture as well as lighting, Katty now loves the focus of designing and producing just lighting for interiors, concentrating on timeless decorative lighting for home and commercial settings.

A range of One Foot Taller products are available to buy on the shop page of this site, and they're also sold by discerning retailers around the world. For interior contracts both these standard and also bespoke products are produced for ambient and feature lighting.

Оne Foot Taller is based in Glasgow, GB, but Katty also now designs from her studio and workshops in rural France, where she lives with her husband Quinny and their two children Ella and Dylan. This environment is great for seeing far too many birds and sheep out of the studio window. It's also why you might receive products from a small factory in UK, or from a rather smaller workshop in France.



All products by One Foot Taller

Thay Rug Thay Grey, Large
GAN
Thay Rug
£1,087.13
Alpone Throw Blanket Camel
Ethnicraft
Alpone Throw Blanket
£209.00
Oblong Tray Side Table
Ethnicraft
Oblong Tray Side Table
£199.00
Fat Chaise Longue Right, Storr CF774/3732
Tom Dixon
Fat Chaise Longue
£5,750.00
Ndebele Rug Ndebele Green, 200 x 300cm
GAN
Ndebele Rug
£1,087.13
Lan Rug Indigo, 180 x 336cm
GAN
Lan Rug
£1,501.27
Diamond Rug Blue-Green, 300 x 390cm
GAN
Diamond Rug
£2,329.56
Degrade Rug Petrol-Wine, 300 x 400cm
GAN
Degrade Rug
£7,206.11
Ply Yellow Rug Yellow
GAN
Ply Yellow Rug
£1,811.88
Ply Pink Rug Pink
GAN
Ply Pink Rug
£1,708.34
Musico Dining Chair Satin Brass, Divina 3 106
Lee Broom
Musico Dining Chair
£1,225.00
Aaram Bar Cabinet Natural Ash
Kam Ce Kam
Aaram Bar Cabinet
£1,895.00
Frisée 252 Armchair Ashwood 0028
Billiani
Frisée 252 Armchair
£507.33
PH Septima Pendant Light
Louis Poulsen
PH Septima Pendant Light
£7,645.00
5321 Table Lamp
GUBI
5321 Table Lamp
£411.46