Inspired by the beauty and stillness experienced in the natural world, Light + Ladder evokes a quiet minimalism and sensitivity to design. At the core of the collections designed by Farrah Sit are timeless objects that are at once artful and useful. The artisanal hand-hewn quality of the pieces play upon dynamic, natural forms, allowing you to bring the outside world inside and indulge in its beauty.

Light + Ladder represents our dream to create from a place of community. We believe in supporting local small-batch manufacturing facilities and crafts-people in the United States to produce our designs. We take a conscientious approach to production by working with a zero waste ceramics facility in Vermont, and reduce carbon footprint by working with local makers in New York.

We hope the passion and honesty with which we create these objects shines through and ensures their place in your home for years to come.

Farrah Sit

Farrah Sit's “own less, own well” ethos is a breath of fresh air in a time of disposable consumerism. Her quiet, minimalist designs draw inspiration from the natural world, and her exacting attention to detail allows her to channel a peaceful, organic beauty.

Farrah has long had a deep fascination with how things worked. Growing up, she was on a path to study science, but at the last minute, leaped at the opportunity to study Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. She spent the early part of her career at Calvin Klein Home, a dream job that gifted her the time and freedom to design (rare in corporate companies), along with the opportunity to travel the world and work with small family-owned manufacturers.

As the marketplace shifted towards an increasing demand for cheap, high-volume goods, Farrah began to question her role as a designer in the world. Rather than let the evolving economy dictate how her creativity would be realized, she took the matter into her own hands, quite literally: she returned to the intimate process of fabricating by hand, which allowed her to best understand the material and for her designs to flourish organically. Investing this time outside of her office hours, in addition to retreats at the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Maine, empowered Farrah to recommit to her craft, which ultimately led her to leave the corporate design world and develop her own collection.

In 2011, inspired by her overflowing collection of plants in her small Brooklyn abode, Farrah created the Spora planter, the piece that would mark the birth of the Light + Ladder collection. Since then, she has continued to explore her creativity concurrently through her eponymous high-end lighting and furniture work Farrah Sit. The longing for the peace and stillness of nature in an all-consuming urban environment continues to translate into her designs as she seeks to elevate the everyday through the beauty and function of objects.

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.”—Rumi