Statement Lighting and Contemporary Long Drop Stairwell Lighting

One Foot Taller design and produce a range of elegant contemporary pendant lighting, floor and wall lamps and ceiling lighting for private and commercial interiors worldwide. From contemporary long drop stairwell lighting to stunning Globe Lampshades, we offer an array of luxurious interior lighting to perfectly suit any space. Our signature pieces, the Ethel and Etheletta diffusers, are great for low ceilings, and also available as long drop suspension lighting - perfect for large double height spaces.

One Foot Taller is run by designer Katty Barac, trained in Product Design at 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 forms create interesting near-geometric elliptical, globe and angular lighting.

One Foot Taller has been given awards for design work, 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 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 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 have always been a favourite and seem to be specified for all sorts of project: for spare bedrooms, living spaces, bars and cafes 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 ‘Bespoke’ page 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 - Extenuate Space and Style

One Foot Taller lighting is perfect for commercial properties as it can be used as a statement lighting and also ambient setting 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 lighting is made quickly to order in the small factory in Scotland or at our studio in France. Dispatch of your order is normally within 2 to 3 weeks and sometimes within days. Bespoke interior and exterior lights are made to order by hand, sometimes using new materials which are not held in stock. Orders are made as quickly as possible though, and delivery requests for project deadlines are welcome! Made in Scotland. Made in France. Made and delivered with care.

Learn more
You can look at the Inspiration page to see some interiors using One Foot Taller lighting or go to our Shop page to see current products. If you wish to talk to Katty about a bespoke project and for general enquires please call our UK number +44 (0)8000 751 659 or our design studio in France +33 (0)643758377.