Hello! I'm Katty and I run One Foot Taller, designing lighting and home accessories with an emphasis on simplicity, durability and elegance. The company was started in 1995 in Glasgow, some of our products are made by a small factory in Scotland and some are made in France where I now have my home, family and studio. I love to work with producers who are local to both of these bases, - good environmentally and great for communication!
As a designer I find it grounding and enjoyable to have a practical hand in my products. I try to have hand-finished products in the range and do some finishing myself.
We take pride in our design integrity and product reliability. The overall aim is to create products which are beautiful without using too many resources: not-so-guilty pleasures!
It's good to use new materials and processes along with traditional ones, there are fantastic old techniques to savour and amazing new ones appearing, - finishing with natural non-toxic products...3D printing one-off items...!
My favourite materials are woods metals and ceramics. Simple calm colours and finishes too. Re-using and recycling to create wanted products without harming the world. Playfulness and elegance all at once...