Following the success of the first year, Light School, presented by Light Collective and hosted at Surface Design Show is back…and looking to influence and educate yet more architects and designers about light. The aim of Light School is to provide architects and designers with education and knowledge about lighting design and lighting products. Light […]
Michael Grubb Studio accepted an invitation from Light Collective to produce content for the back page of Mondo Arc magazine. Each month the magazine approaches a design practitioner or studio to produce a page that graphically presents what inspires them about light. Following numerous in-house discussions we decided to celebrate the lighting industry and all […]
The prestigious Archbishop of York’s Southwell Palace project is complete and now an exciting visitor attraction for Southwell Minster. The restoration includes a sympathetic but empowering lighting scheme by Michael Grubb Studio. The Palace dates from the 14th Century with its most famous occupants being Cardinal Wolsey and Charles Ӏ. With such a rich heritage, […]
Applications are now open for Re:LIT 2015. So if you have a poorly lit community project within the UK that operates on inefficient lighting then please get in touch. To nominate a deserving scheme please email email@example.com RE:LIT is a way for manufacturers to take superseded, damaged and ex-demo lighting off their shelves and put […]
Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by Solidspace to provide lighting design services for Weston Street Development, London. The project comprises both commercial and residential properties and is situated in the heart of London Bridge, near The Shard. Our lives have changed immeasurably over the years, but oddly our homes have not. Solidspace have looked […]
The Studio’s work at the Guinness Storehouse was featured in the July edition of Premier Hospitality magazine. The article focuses on the Tasting Rooms project, which was undertaken with Bompass & Parr. The project has received a huge amount of press coverage since opening its doors to the public last year, which included being featured […]
London’s V&A museum has opened its doors to Disobedient Objects – a new temporary exhibition that explores objects of art and design that have been used as tools for social change. The exhibition focuses on the late 1970s to the present; a period that has brought new technologies, social and political challenges. Michael Grubb Studio provided lighting […]
Michael Grubb will be presenting the Re:LIT Project at LuxLive on 19th November 2014, at 12am. The event will be located at its new home of London ExCeL and will be bring together all of the latest thinking and innovations in the world of lighting. Michael, co-founder or the Re:LIT Project, will talk about the overall […]
Following on from the success of last years multi-award winning Gardens of Light festival, Bournemouth BID have commissioned Michael Grubb Studio to prepare new designs for this years event, which will run from 28th November – 5th January 2015. Plans are well underway with the festival being expanded to cover additional areas of Bournemouth’s Grade […]
Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by Lavazza Coffee to provide specialist lighting design services for their new visitor experience in the Borgata Aurora district of Turin, Italy. Working with exhibition designers Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA), the Studio is developing a creative lighting solution that supports the narrative, celebrates the historic nature of the building […]
Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by Cubex to provide a site-wide lighting design masterplan for the Finzels Reach Development in Bristol. The development will include over 450 one and two-bedroom apartments, more than 150,000 square feet of office space, a 161-bedroom hotel, restaurants and other leisure related businesses, including a converted brewery building. The […]
We are delighted to welcome Natalia Maslanka and Greta Smetonitue to the Michael Grubb Studio team. Both Natalia and Greta recently graduated from the Arts University of Bournemouth. Natalia studied Interior Architecture and Design with her final major project focusing on a multi-media light and digital mapping installation at the Shelley Theatre. Natalia’s love of […]
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 […]
Michael Grubb Studio will be holding its first Summer Beach Party on the Friday 13th June. Clients, design team partners, manufacturers and organisations are all invited down to Branksome Beach to enjoy an afternoon of sun, sea and socialising. The party will revolve around a mini beach football competition that is to be held from […]
We are delighted to announce that Michael Grubb Studio won best exhibition for ‘Lost Light, Gardens of Light Festival’ at the 2014 Design Week Awards. The winners were announced at a glittering awards ceremony at London’s Troxy theatre on 15th May 2014. The event was hosted by Adam Buxton and celebrated the very best of […]
Michael Grubb Studio residential portfolio has expanded once again… this time with two new commissions for high end residential projects in London. They are: Queensway, London The Studio has been appointed by commercial property developer Baylight to provide residential lighting design services for a contemporary multi-level residential dwelling in Queensway, London. Working in collaboration with […]
Our very own Stuart Alexander was featured by the fantastic illumni blog as part of their people profile series. The illumni blog is a solid resource for the lighting design community covering a wide range of articles on products, projects, education, events and opinion pieces. Stuart answers questions on his interests, influences and past projects. […]
Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed (once again) by Diageo to provide specialist brand lighting design services for four areas within Irelands most successful visitor attraction – the Guinness Storehouse. Scope includes the central Atrium which spans across 5 floors creating the largest pint glass in the world. Exhibition spaces include Ingredients, Cooperage and Transportation. All […]
Jack Greener will be talking at the ILP western region technical meeting on 29th May 2014. The event will be held at Cyfarthfa Castle, Glamorgan. The talk titled “Bournemouth Lighting – The Past, The Present and The Future” will focus on the history, current set-up and future aspirations for lighting within the town. Jack will […]
Streatham High Road, the longest High Road in the United Kingdom, is now illuminated via a series of buildings with interactive lighting designed by Michael Grubb Studio and developed in conjunction with local community groups. The buildings included in this phase of the project include the newly renovated Tate Library, The White Lion, Pratts and […]
Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by Ralph Applebaum Associates to provide lighting design services for a new temporary exhibition space at the London School of Economics (LSE). The project’s scope includes daylight analysis and exhibition lighting design services that includes digital media, showcase and interactive lighting. The project is due for completion in 2014. […]
Balfour Beatty Living Places have appointed Michael Grubb Studio as lighting consultants and masterplanners for Southampton Station South. The appointment follows on from previous work undertaken by the Studio in the City, which includes Station North and new architectural lighting proposals for the 1960’s brutalist building – Wydham Court. The commission follows a series of […]
Lake Estates has appointed Michael Grubb Studio to provide residential lighting design services for Skypad (previously Skyroom) – a new residential project located above the Architecture Foundation in London. Working with David Kohn Architects, the Studio will provide lighting designs for all areas of this refurbished residential dwelling, which was previously a temporary rooftop venue […]
Discover Children’s Story Centre in east London is launching an exciting new interactive exhibition, ‘Once there was…The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers.’ Discover’s upcoming exhibition explores the beautiful and best-loved work of Oliver Jeffers. Children and families will be able to walk into immersive environments inspired by How to Catch a Star, Up and Down, […]
Level Pegging was a one-day collaborative art experience, which aimed to raise awareness, challenge public opinions, create discussion and encourage debate on sexism in the 21st century. Michael Grubb Studio accepted an invitation from the initiative to create a unique Light-Art installation, which explored the topic of sexism from a creative viewpoint. The final concept […]
Four projects by Michael Grubb Studio were featured in Lighting India. This included, Guinness Storehouse, Bournemouth Pier, Gardens of Light Festival and InsideOut. All of which have picked up various award nominations over the past couple of months. The article on Guinness Storehouse focused on the new Tasting Rooms experience. Developed in conjunction with Bompass […]
Michael Grubb Studio provided interactive lighting design services for the newly unveiled Police Box on Boscombe Precinct. The much-anticipated Boscombe Police Box will provide a highly visible policing footprint and will be regularly staffed by police officers where they will be able to engage with the community and offer help, advice and support. The internal […]
Lost Light was featured on the front cover of April 14 issue of Lighting Magazine. The issue, which celebrated the results of the 2014 Lighting Design Awards, selected the project by Michael Grubb Studio to use as its front cover. The project has received a significant amount of publicity having already been featured in Lighting […]
Michael Grubb Studio will be working with Mole Architects on a contemporary new-build residential project in rural Suffolk. Marsh Hill is a new house near Aldeburgh in Suffolk. The house is designed to respond to the sloping site, providing views of the surrounding landscape, with a dramatic roof structure that twists in two directions.
‘Lost Light’ by Michael Grubb Studio was named winning project in the Special Projects category at the 2014 Lighting Design Awards. The gala event was held at London’s Park Lane Hilton on 20th March 2014 and celebrated the very best of UK lighting design. Lost light was developed for the Bournemouth Town Centre BID and […]
Lighting technology is continually improving which is fantastic news for the profession and the places where lighting is used. However, wastage of fully functioning lighting equipment that still has many years of life (and cannot be sold) needs to be addressed. This is where Re:LIT has it’s role to play where we work with manufacturers to […]
The Garden of Light Festival, by Michael Grubb Studio, is featured in this months Mondo Arc magazine. The two-page article titled “in the light garden’ reviews the festival whilst focusing on the Light Pod element of the project. The article is part of an international review of major Light Festivals from all around the world, […]
Michael Grubb Studio has joined the design team for the world’s first man-made energy-generating lagoon – the £850 million Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project being developed by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc. Initial scope includes the public realm lighting, which is being masterplanned by LDA Design, as well as concept lighting designs for the newly proposed […]
Michael Grubb has accepted an offer to speak at this years Museums & Heritage Show, at London Olympia, on 14-15th May 2014 Michael’s talk ‘How to support a narrative with light” will show how a unique ‘lighting’ language was developed and implemented to enhance the exhibition, the building and the brand of Irelands most visited […]
Michael Grubb Studio will be working with internationally renowned exhibition designers Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) on a new world-class museum at Brooklands – the birthplace of British motorsport, aviation and home of Concorde. Brooklands is the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades during the 20th century. Constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in […]
Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed to provide lighting design services for St Thomas Parish Church, Stanhope, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. The Studio will provide concept, outline and detailed design whilst assisting the committee through the DAC approval process. The project will run through 2014 with completion anticipated to be in 2015. The project adds to the growing […]
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 […]
Following on from the success of the inaugural Gardens of Light Festival, Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed to develop new ideas for this year’s ‘even bigger’ event. The Studio has been commissioned by Bournemouth BID to produce a feasibility study which builds on the initial Lighting Masterplan that was developed back in 2013. In […]
A printed publication of the country’s most innovative and creative design talent, the Interior Design Yearbook is an annual amalgamation of ingenuity. Michael Grubb was flattered to have been contacted for a piece that has been published in the yearbook. Within the publication, Michael Grubb analyses and dissects the role of the lighting designer and […]
Specialist lighting consultants Michael Grubb Studio provided LDA Design with strategic lighting design advice for the regeneration of Gorky Park, Moscow – Russia’s most important public park, and central to the cultural life of Moscow. Drawing on Russia’s cultural heritage LDA Design developed an integrated environmental, activity and operational strategy and masterplan for the multi-million […]
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 […]
Space architects have appointed Michael Grubb Studio to prepare specialist lighting design services for forthcoming Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle. Set to be part of the ground breaking Stephenson Quarter development. A £250m project in the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne. The Crowne Plaza Hotel will be a leisure anchor in this mixed use development […]
Michael Grubb Studios’ residential portfolio has expanded once again thanks to another commission, this time at Lennox Gardens. Located in the Knightsbridge area of London this contemporary high-end residential project is due for a complete makeover with completion due sometime in 2015. The Studio will be working in conjunction with LTS Architects to develop a […]
The Architecture Foundation has commissioned the first ever solo show of Exploration Architecture, a thought-leading architecture and design practice working in the field of biomimicry. Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed to provide specialist lighting design services for the exhibition. The exhibition will showcase new projects and prototypes from Exploration Architecture’s cutting-edge research into sustainable, […]
We are extremely proud to announce that Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by the V&A to provide lighting design services for Disobedient Objects, a new temporary exhibition for 2014. This is the first exhibition of its kind to rigorously address the objects of protest culture, a ground-breaking exhibition about out-designing authority. Many of the […]
We are delighted to announce that Michael Grubb Studio has been asked to work on the next phase of projects at Guinness Storehouse, the Home of Guinness. The next two projects for 2014 will be the Banqueting and Conferencing Suites. The Studio will be providing specialist lighting design services for both areas with completion due […]
Michael Grubb will be talking at Light School, part of the Surface Design Show, on Tuesday 4th February 2014 at 2:15pm. The talk ‘Design Process: Developing a Narrative’ will look at how Michael Grubb Studio approaches new projects and how a story can be developed to enhance a building, space or brand with light. Launched […]
Michael Grubb Studio is working with Dorset Police to provide an interactive lighting installation for a new unique Police Box, situated along Boscombe Precinct. The purpose of the project is to create a contact point that engages with the community and acts as a tourist attraction. The project is due for completion in 2014. […]
We are delighted to announce that Matt Waugh and Tom Sale have joined Michael Grubb Studio. Matt who previously worked with DPA Lighting Consultants has joined the Studio on a part-time basis whilst he undertakes his Part 2 in Architectural at the AUB. Matt’s previous lighting experience includes residential, retail and hospitality. Tom who recently […]
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 […]
We are proud to announce that both ‘Lost Light’ and ‘INsideOUT’ have been shortlisted for the 2014 Lighting Design Awards. Both projects are listed within the Special Projects category, with the results being announced at a glittering awards ceremony at London’s Park Lane Hilton on the 20th March 2014. INsideOut was the very first project undertaken […]
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has appointed Michael Grubb Studio to prepare a lighting strategy for New Place, the home of William Shakespeare. The Studio is delighted to be working with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for this highly prestigious scheme. Shakespeare’s Birthplace has been welcoming visitors for over 250 years. This is the house where William Shakespeare was […]
Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by The Richmond Group to provide lighting designs for the Nova Building – the new home and headquarters for Amigo Loans. This commercial project contains a reception, numerous work units, boardrooms, private meeting rooms, massage centre, presentation theatre and a café/restaurant. The project is currently on site and due […]
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 eagerly anticipated Lost Light installation was finally revealed at the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival on 20-23rd September. Five separate interactive light installations were on display and will return again (along with 5 new installations) for the Gardens of Light Festival.
Michael Grubb Studio will be represented in more ways than one at this year’s Lux Live event, held at London’s Earl Court Exhibition Centre on the 20-21 November 2013. Michael Grubb will be talking on 20th Nov (10:30am) about the Studio’s work at the Guinness Storehouse. This will include work associated with the newly opened […]
Bournemouth Council, in collaboration with Bournemouth Coastal BID has appointed Michael Grubb Studio to illuminate Bournemouth Pier. This one-off event has been arranged to celebrate the launch of the Golden Ticket experience and is scheduled for 7th October 2013. The Studio has provided lighting designs and will be coordinating the event in conjunction with Phillips […]
We are delighted to announce that Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by Landscape Projects as lighting consultants for Hallsville Quarter, London. This large-scale public realm project by Bouygues Development Limited is situated under the A13 in Canning Town, London Borough of Newham. The Studio will be working closely with both client and the design team […]
Michael Grubb, a former Lighting Designer of the Year, has accepted an invitation to join the judging team for the 2014 Lighting Design Awards. The deadline for submissions is 6th September 2013 with the results being announced on the 20th March at the London Hilton, Park Lane.
Michael Grubb Studio has been commissioned by Libra Homes to work with NEW Masterpalnning to deliver a robust Lighting Strategy for their newly proposed residential development in Dorset. The proposal is for just under 150 dwellings, with a range of housing types from flats to large family homes. Image courtesy of NEW Masterplanning http://www.newmasterplanning.com
We are pleased to announce that Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by Clarisford Developments to provide lighting design services for a new residential development in Kensington, London. The Studio will be working in conjunction with LTS Architects.
The ‘home of Guinness’ has opened the doors to its new Taste Experience. The new attraction, designed by Bompass & Parr, has opened to rave reviews and is already proving to be an overwhelming hit with visitors. Professional photographs are currently being organised, so for now we can only provide a glimpse of what to […]
Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by Lambeth Council in conjunction with Nagan Johnson to work on the prestigious Westminster Bridge Road Arches project. The site is located under London Waterloo rail station and totals nearly half a mile in length. Each tunnel connects Lower Marsh with Westminster Bridge, St Thomas Hospital and the London […]
The newly refurbished Arthur Guinness Room opened at the home of Guinness this week. Designed by Tribal, in conjunction with O Donnell O Neill Design Associates, the new audio visual experience is proving very popular with visitors. Lighting design by Michael Grubb Studio.
Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed to provide lighting designs services for a 4 bedroom residential mews house in Camden, London. The Studio will be working in conjunction with Rebecca Granger Architects.
We are very pleased to announce that Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by the Cathedral Group PLC to deliver a Lighting Masterplan for their ‘Grow Brighton’ development. The £100 million mixed-use project proposes 200 homes, 400 student apartments, 4200m2 office space, a Library for the University of Brighton, new facilities for South East Dance […]
Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by Lambeth Council to provide detailed design’s for the Streatham Skyline project. The project comprises of a number of buildings and structures along Streatham High Road and will be implemented over a number of phases. The Studio was applauded for its excellent submission that showed that we understood the […]
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 been appointed via landscape architects J&L Gibbons to assist with the lighting design requirements for Luxborough Tower, a 23 storey tower block in Westminster, Central London. It was built in 1965 as part of the Luxborough Lodge project and is 67m tall. Working with Avanti Architects and Stoockley the Michael Grubb […]
Michael Grubb Studio are proud to have developed ‘Lost Light’, a set of interactive and immersive lighting environments for the upcoming 2013 Arts by the Sea Festival. We are bursting with local pride for this project, commissioned by Arts Bournemouth and The Town Centre BID. So we invite you to come and see our creations […]
Michael Grubb Studio is currently working on four ‘Legacy’ related projects associated with London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Our appointments vary in scope and are (as usual) top secret – but all will be revealed in due course. The Studio’s work continues on from Michael Grubb’s previous involvement with London 2012, both as a Learning […]
Michael Grubb Studio worked with award-winning landscape architects Wilson McWilliam Studio at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on their Cloudy Bay Discovery Garden, which was awarded a Silver Gilt. The ‘Terroir’ inspired garden was a wonderful brief that was environmentally sound, and a true exercise in nature meeting design head-on. Special thanks to Universal Fibre […]
Michael Grubb Studio was represented at the inaugural May Design Series 2013, at the ARC show, a mingling of interior design and the lighting design community. Creative Director, Michael Grubb, gave a well-received talk on ‘Design without Borders: Interior Designer, meet the Lighting Designer’, an intriguing and creative explanation on how the two disciplines of […]
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 […]
We are delighted to be involved and collaborating with the wonderful people at 90 Main Yard. With the help of several manufacturers including Xicato and Mike Stoane Lighting we are currently looking at the top floor Innovation Centre. Additional ideas are also being developed for the external facades that overlook the canals of the Queen […]
‘Artificial’ is a playful animation created by Michael Grubb Studio for the Architects Journal’s (AJ) short film contest which was held in partnership with Philips. The competition was on the theme of light and the impact of artificial lighting on the places we live. The studio’s submission was a timelapse of Bournemouth, England. With an […]
Michael Grubb Studio is delighted to have been appointed by Arts Bournemouth and Bournemouth Town Centre BID to develop Light-Shacks, a set of interactive lighting experiences that will be housed for both the 2013 Arts by the Sea Festival as well as in the Lower Gardens for 6 weeks over the 2013-2014 festive period.
Michael Grubb Studio has handpicked a prodigiously talented and enthusiastic team that brings all of their different backgrounds to the foreground. Future talents, wise heads and new working partnerships form this exciting band of merry men and women. It’s time to conquer the lighting world! Let’s introduce the team … Top row (left to right): […]
Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed to provide lighting designs to the external spaces of a prestigious residential property in Knightsbridge, London. Working with landscape designers Wilson McWilliam Studio and Johanna Molineus
What’s that sound? The sweet jangling of freshly minted keys. That’s right, the lease has been signed so Michael Grubb Studio has a new home. The excitement has been building here over the last couple of months: new projects, new clients, new website and new staff. The new studio will officially open at the end […]
We are here, we are present and we are live. Today is a landmark day for the studio as the new website is unveiled and everything is now available for all to see. As we build the Michael Grubb Studio community, we hope you find the website informative, something to come back to and to […]
Michael presented to the South West region of the Institute of Lighting Professionals (ILP). Michael’s presentation focused on the Olympic Parklands from the Games, through to ‘Transformation’ and then ‘Legacy’. Not an official ‘Learning Legacy’ event although the presentation was based on lessons learnt and how collaboration and joined up thinking allowed the various lighting […]
Lighting magazine featured an article about Michael, the new practice and life after winning the coveted 2012 Lighting Designer Of The Year award. Click here to read more
Michael gives a lecture to first, second and third year students studying Architecture at the Arts University of Bournemouth (AUB). The lecture was titled: ‘An introduction to light and design’. The lecture was followed by an afternoon tutorial with third year students working on their final major project. Good luck to everyone at AUB.
Working with Wilson McWilliam Studio to develop a unique and inspiring scheme for Cloudy Bay.
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 […]
Delighted to be approached and also appointed by the project team to work on the new Guiness Storehouse, Taste Experience in conjunction with Bompass & Parr.
Press coverage for the new studio as featured in: Lighting FX Design Week Mondo Arc Click here to read the article in Mondo Arc
Branding exercise complete! Special thanks to Dott & Pegg for all their hard work, patience and creative thinking. It was well worth it. Next up, the website.