Scot Laughton was born in Ottawa, Canada, in 1962. He studied industrial design at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. In his final year, he designed the Strala light, which Time magazine named one of 1987’s top ten designs.
Laughton opened his own practice in 1992 and has designed furniture and products for the residential and commercial markets. His clients include Keilhauer, Pure Design,Du Verre, Umbra and Nienkämper. Among his most recent designs are the LaughtonSeries Lounge collection for Keilhauer, which won the Silver award in theSeating category at NeoCon Canada 2002, and furniture for Lolah’s debut collection at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City, which received the ICFF 2002 Editors Award for Best Furniture.
Laughton has taught at York University and Sheridan College and currently teaches at theOntario College of Art and Design in Toronto. He has conducted workshops at theCooper-Hewitt Design Museum in New York City and other venues throughout NorthAmerica.
In 2003, he was named Designer of the Year by the Interior Design Show, Toronto.