Katty Barac runs One Foot Taller, designing lighting furniture and homeware with an emphasis on simplicity, durability and elegance. The company was started in 1995 in Glasgow. Some of the products are made by a small factory in Scotland and some are made in France where she now has her home, family and studio. Katty loves to work with producers who are local to both of these bases, - good environmentally and great for communication. As well as having a good relationship with manufacturers she likes to do some of the making... 'I find it grounding and enjoyable to have a practical hand in products, so try to have a small range of hand-finished products and do the finishing myself.'
After 20 successful years of award-winning design and production, One Foot Taller continues to design lighting, furniture and home accessories which are contemporary in style with a dash of mid-century modern. The aim is, as ever, to offer enduring sustainably-made products which have simplicity elegance and character. Not-so-guilty pleasures.