About One Foot Taller
One Foot Taller is a product design company, specialising in the design and supply of lighting and furniture. We were established in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1995, and since 2007 also have a studio in Saint Plancard, France.
We employ local manufacturers predominantly, often use new materials and processes along with traditional and recycled ones, and are focussed on sustainability.
OFT also design on a commission or consultancy basis for a range of companies, organisations and private clients, working on projects ranging from industrial products, to sculptural pieces produced on a one-off basis.
Katty Barac runs the company – designing alone or with esteemed colleagues. As well as completing many design projects since 1995, she tutors for the Glasgow School of Art, and contributes to graduate mentoring projects whenever possible.
‘I believe in longevity, simplicity and sustainability.
Although these elements could and should be incorporated into the design of elegant, affordable, lifelong products, -everyday things that strike a chord with people who use them, it seldom happens. As a designer, I strive to achieve this. And sometimes I manage to do so. ‘