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Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers, Discover, UK

The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers’ was a temporary exhibition at Discover Children’s Story Centre, London that Michael Grubb Studio supported the lighting design.

With a limited budget, this presented the greatest challenge to create an immersive experience that reflected the joy of the books.

The Discover Children’s Story Centre had a huge variety of economic stage and disco lighting equipment, which was Michael Grubb Studio’s starting point.

We decided to create a short-animated film that combined various illustrations from the books and projected on to the main wall. Within the animation file we created a hidden ‘lighting control desk’ which was used to control the lighting. This consisted of a series of coloured bars that outputted the RGB values to the DMX RGB luminaries and controlled the levels of the tungsten par cans.

This lo-fi approach meant that our control system was essentially a movie file, which was extremely dynamic and synchronized with the audio and video. It was also extremely straightforward for staff to use.




London, UK


Visitor Experience Lighting

Scope of Works

Visitor Experience Lighting



Design Team

Discover & Michael Grubb Studio