We can all celebrate the light we put in any space. Darc Night returned in December for its fourth year. Here is our photo story.
Lighting can be sustainable, it just takes people making it to stand together. Here is how Greta and Matt are making a stand.
Melissa Byers is our new Lighting Designer at Michael Grubb Studio. She brings a wealth of experience as a photographer, cinematographer and stereographer, in 3D, in 2D for film and television.
Sharing the world of lighting design with audiences around the world, allows the opportunity to present the ordinary through a totally different lens.
Good work is when you transform a white corridor into a space for others to have their own lightbulb moments.
Working with an iconic Italian brand, brought everything back to the roots of family.
What is the perfect light? It represents the experience you have, at the moment you find yourself. It recently took one of the Michael Grubb Studio team on a lighting pilgrimage, 6,000 miles away to help determine the perfect light.
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Let’s share our involvement and participation in the lead up to the grand reveal for the McLaren MCL33 for the new F1 season.
Over the past few years, we have shown you our journey. We are taking a new turn to document our world. Lets share this with you.
Lets be reflective and look at how things have progressed in 2017 for the company as well as the lighting design industry as a whole.
Nurturing tomorrow’s seasoned lighting design team, involves immersing in today’s talent. Lets put the spotlight on our newest team members.
Special one-off projects can be so much more than something that disappears after the initial fanfare. Creativity with a limited brief, deserves to be shared.
When you work to an ethos, you can move mountains. Lets share how the team have worked to the think, play and produce principals.
Creating spaces that encourage thinking, play and production, builds stronger businesses.
Lets look at the value of becoming active by sharing knowledge with others. We are now working with the Lighting Alliance and RIBA CPD.
Lessons learnt from the past become ingrained in how we approach lighting design today.
The Re:lit project is an award winning lighting initiative that has been embraced for three years. It now sits at a crossroads.
Lets share the emphasis on learning and becoming comfortable within not just an industry, but also a language with Anna Taddei, our junior designer.
The lighting design approach will always take precedence over a project sector. Here is how we are working from now on.
Michael Grubb Studio is now four years old – and things are changing. A look at three years as a lighting design consultancy.
The Science Museum Wonderlab gallery presented us with the richness of learning about light. Lets share what we took.
A dedicated formula provides structure for the success of any project. Here is why you need to take a step out of the lighting design brief.
The use of light as a branding tool deepens a brand strategy. Lets look at this role of light and branding and how everything is about perception.
Lets ask Matt Waugh what he knows and look at the world of architectural design and his advice for others looking to follow a similar path into lighting design.
We all have an obligation to say ‘thank you.’ Here is why we do our beach party for everyone who plays a role in the lighting design industry.
The ability to soak in and top up our understanding of the lighting industry allows us to question and continually look at how the profession is evolving. Here are lessons from a lot of travel in the past month.
The topic of light and colour presents many hurdles. Lets share our perspective on the role of colour in light within a chosen space.
It is great to be asked to support other businesses and to share our knowledge. The Retail Outlet project, by Resolution Interiors is one we are looking forward to being involved with in May.
No one really cares about what you know about lighting design, until you make a change. Lets have a look at the Chicken Town project and the deeper meaning.
The work you have created is out there for all to see, but its roots are from yesterday. Past glories should not become something you hold onto too closely. Lets explain.
Whilst natural light connects us with our environment, artificial light helps us control it in the most appropriate way. Let us explain in more detail.
Inviting you to get to know the Michael Grubb Studio team a bit better is how we build a community. Lets have a chat with Greta Smetoniute, one of our lighting designers and how she sees the world of lighting design. Where Did Your Path In Lighting Design Start? I studied Costume with Performance […]
Holding the imagination of someone else is when a project takes on a life of its own. It goes beyond your control. This is something we have experienced over the past year where thousands of people came to the Gardens Of Light opening and more recently participating in the Night Of Heritage Light for the […]
It is the responsibility for all of us, in the lighting design sector, to add value where we can. It is a big phrase ‘added value,’ but it does have context when there is trust from others. This whole article starts from our recent participation with the RIBA Regent Street Windows project. This is an […]
If you create work that has a deeper meaning than collecting money, you connect on a level far greater than looking to raise profile (and turnover) via traditional means. This is not an article to showcase the work we have done, this is about going beyond lighting and to highlight that this lighting design world […]
The darker days are well and truly with us. Is switching off street lights in order to save money the only option we have? According to a recent survey from Freedom Of Information (FOI), 141 of the 150 councils responsible for Britain’s streets, 50 have switched lights off altogether, while 98 councils have decided to […]
For a few years I’ve wanted to visit Mapping Festival in Geneva, run by the ever creative people behind GarageCube, 1024 Architecture and MadMapper, it is a festival focused on visual culture, VJ’ing, projection mapping and visual technology based installations. As light is increasingly becoming more associated with video, it is clear to see why […]
2013 was a revolutionary year for Michael Grubb Studio. Soon after the inception of the studio back in January, the team was embarking upon lighting projects all over the world. From the UK to Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Qatar, Michael Grubb Studio worked in a range of sectors that encompassed interior & exterior lighting […]
Wow, what a year! Over the last 12 months we have worked on over 50 projects spanning across 3 continents; working throughout the UK, Ireland, Saudi Arabia & Russia. We have gained a huge amount of press coverage, given 4 talks, 2 radio interviews, appeared in 1 TV ad, acquired over 300 twitter followers, organised […]
This December, Upperdog have completed a guest blog for Michael Grubb Studio. This first-hand account documents a visit to see and experience the lighting designers’ work. Michael Grubb Studio brightened the crowds of Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens on Friday 15th November, as the latest instalments of the Gardens of Light Festival were unveiled. The crowds, including […]
Copenhagen was the destination for the 2013 Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC), which was held on the 30th October – 2nd November 2013. The 4-day conference covered a wide range of lighting related topics and was a great opportunity to catch up with the rest of the international lighting design community. With four auditoriums, there […]
Light is powerful tool that can enhance the built environment via the careful use and interplay of light and space, light and form, light and surfaces, light and texture, light and colour and most importantly, light and people. A successful scheme can enhance or reinterpret a space, it can also support brand values, enhance productivity, […]
Michael Grubb Studio’s ‘artificial’ short film was shortlisted for the AJ/Philips Light Shot competition. We are immensely pound of our achievement and thoroughly enjoyed the evening at London’s Hoxton Grill. The brief for the short video film (60 seconds or under) was on the theme of light, exploring the impact of artificial light on the […]
Michael Grubb Studio has moved in to the studio. We call it home. Home to great ideas, a great location, and as many amazing clients as we can squeeze in. We have plans to take the Studio to great heights, with some amazing projects already underway. It took three days and as unusual we filmed […]
On site in Newcastle for INsideOUT photoshoot. This was carried out over two nights at Robert Stephenson’s Boiler House workshop in Newcastle. Working with renowned Light-Painter, Ian Hobson, to produce a series of revealing photographs that explore the potential of light. Snowed both days making the setting up far from easy. Special thanks to Phillips […]