Statement Lighting - from simple pendant drops to contemporary long drop stairwell lighting

One Foot Taller, established in 1995, design and produce our own ranges of elegant contemporary lighting. Indoor and outdoor pendant lighting, floor lamps, wall lights and ceiling lighting for use in private and commercial spaces. If you don't see what you're looking for call now for a chat about your lighting needs! 

+44 (0)8000 751 659 or +33 (0)643758377

From contemporary long drop stairwell lighting to stunning globe pendants, shallow pendants and lamps, One Foot Taller offers quality hand finished interior lighting to suit your space perfectly. Our signature pieces, the Ethel and Etheletta lampshades, are great for low ceilings. Also available as long drop suspension lighting they're also fantastic for large double-height spaces.

One Foot Taller is run by designer Katty Barac, BAHons Product Design from The Glasgow School of Art. She designs One Foot Taller standard products and also conceives one-off items for clients in Europe, USA and Asia. Katty believes in longevity, simplicity and sustainability and strives to incorporate these elements into all of her lighting designs. Her formal but sculptural aesthetic creates interesting near-geometric elliptical and also angular lighting.

One Foot Taller has received design awards over the years, - winning the UK Peugeot Design Award, Conran Award and Blueprint Editors Award as well as receiving Millennium Product Status for the Chasm Chair design. Various pieces of work have featured in exhibitions and books in London, Milan, New York, Stockholm, Paris and San Francisco as well being installed in home interiors, restaurants and workplaces throughout the UK and Europe. Our suspended long drop lighting continues to feature in many beautiful large contemporary home and public building projects, whereas the handmade glass pendants and wall lighting have been installed in country and London homes, French chalets, Scottish hotels and bars. Ethel and Etheletta lampshades are always favourites and are specified for all sorts of project: from spare bedrooms and living spaces to restaurants and schools they travel to Europe USA and Australia regularly.

Bespoke Lighting

One Foot Taller offers a made-to-measure lighting service as well as lamps straight from the menu on the Shop page. If you have an idea then Katty is more than happy to chat with you before creating customised or completely new lighting to enhance your interior. She has created pieces from long drop stairwell lighting suspensions and large lit sculptures to single bespoke lampshades. To find out more about this service check out the Special page or Inspiration for ideas or go to the Contact page to start a conversation. 


Working closely with clients is important and enjoyable. Understanding needs means that Katty is able to make sure that each lighting fixture fits every space perfectly, offering expertise on made-to-measure configurations, layout and also style suitability. She has supplied individuals, interior designers and retailers to enhance homes and business settings. Clients include The Botanic House Hotel, Bar Soba, Shimla Pinks, Strata, The Arches, Lunch@Exmouth Market, Habitat UK, AVC, Marks & Spencer, Graven Images, Ultimate Leisure, Gareth Hoskins Architects, Page and Park Architects, Buschow Henley Architects, KSLD and Supertonic. Some of these projects have been undertaken in amazing spaces, for example The Gherkin, The Millennium Dome, Edinburgh University and Glasgow Science Centre. 

Commercial Lighting Designs - Space and Style

One Foot Taller lighting is perfect for commercial properties as it can be used as statement lighting and also ambient lighting. A cohesive feel can be achieved throughout the building using products ranging from wall lighting to glass pendants and even long drop stairwell lighting. Both standard and also made-to-measure configurations are available to commercial clients for indoor and outdoor use. Also completely new lighting designs for custom made pieces just for your interior. This service can take a few days, a few weeks or longer depending on the nature of the product being developed, but Katty always discusses timescale to make sure that the work is right for the project before any new commission is undertaken.


Our contemporary lighting is made to order in the small factory in Scotland or at the studio in France. Delivery to Europe and UK is free for shop products. Delivery price elsewhere is calculated before payment.  Bespoke contemporary lighting for interior and exterior use is made to order by hand, sometimes using new materials but orders are made as quickly as possible and delivery requests for project deadlines are welcome! Dispatch of your order is normally within 3 to 4 weeks for products seen on the website but for specially conceived pieces it can be longer. Made in Scotland and made in France.