Hello! 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 local producers 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 some 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 great old simple techniques to keep savour and amazing new ones appearing: - oiling and waxing with natural non toxic products...3D printing one-off items...!
Favourite styles and thoughts? Woods metals and ceramics. Simple and calm colours and finishes. Re-using and recycling to create fun products without harming the world. Playfulnes and elegance all at once!