lighting design

Crabtree & Evelyn installation shortlisted for Surface Design Award.

Michael Grubb Studio’s scheme for Crabtree & Evelyn has been shortlisted for the 2017 Surface Design Awards.

Michael Grubb Studio collaborated with architectural practice, London Atelier to deliver the Herbarium interactive display. The display is a choreographed ensemble of herbs, plants and flowers preserved in panes of soap within a brass grid lit by an LED matrix.

The scheme was lit using 77 linear runs of LED to create a subtle, organically animated and surprising lighting effect. The lighting matrix responded to the movements of passers-by and translated them into disturbances and ripples into general pattern.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 9th February 2017 at a ceremony taking place at Surface Design Show in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. It will start at 12.30pm.

The full list of Finalists is available at