After his studies in design Colin Dinley decided to hitchhike to Italy and found himself (and future wife),near Florence at Sesto Fiorentino. At that time, in the 80’s it was hiving with artisan workshops making ceramics, brass and glass.
After a period of 10 years ( and two sons) in this artisan beehive he decided, encouraged by his wife , to go it alone with his first production in terracotta.
Toscot was founded in 2001 concentrating the interest in lighting and innovative forms that could be combined with traditional methods of production.
The company is still growing and selling in over 30 countries in the world. Our guiding theme is to always promote the capacities and qualities of the Tuscan territory through design.
Each company has an added value, ours is certainly the respect for traditional methods of manufacture, attention to detail and the close control of the whole production, allowing us to produce unique and refined pieces that combine well with the needs of today’s designers.
More than 90% of ever thing we make is produced directly by ourselves or locally by our partner artisans, all within the Tuscan region. Infact rather than Made In Italy, we could almost say Made In Tuscany.