Michael Grubb

Founder , Michael Grubb Studio

With an impressive career that spans more than two decades, Michael has travelled all corners of the globe to work on a wide range of award-winning projects. As the founder and managing director of Michael Grubb Studio, he oversees the development and direction of the business. The unwavering faith in Michael's expertise is demonstrated by his partnership with world-leading brands including Diageo, Jameson, Guinness, McLaren, Amazon and Lavazza. He works closely with these companies to develop their unique 'language of light', to support and enhance their brand values. Michael's talent has led him to work on a wide range of building projects from new developments and major cities, across the world. He provides lighting masterplans for developers, local authorities and other major institutions. Other notable successes include Michael's appointment by the Olympic Delivery Authority to the prestigious role of Learning Legacy Ambassador for Lighting for the London 2012 Olympics. As well as being a trusted voice within the lighting design profession, Michael's commitment to sustainability led him to become the co-founder of the charitable Re:LIT initiative. He is keen activist on educating and promoting all aspects of lighting, including its importance in the global drive to reduce energy consumption and deliver carbon savings. 

Michael's expert knowledge and opinion is renowned across the international lighting industry, and he regularly fulfils speaker roles at major events across the globe. He is always keen to explore new ways to reach out to industry professionals and share his passion for the sector. Michael's commitment to the industry is further demonstrated by his role as an active member of the International Association of Lighting Designers, Society of Light & Lighting and the Institute of Lighting Professionals. Michael's innovation and vision led him to be crowned UK Lighting Designer of the Year in 2012.