Michael Grubb Studio launched
17 January 2013 14.00 GMT
(UK) - 2012 Lighting Designer of the Year and London Olympics ‘Learning Legacy Ambassador’ Michael Grubb establishes a new independent lighting design consultancy.
Grubb left Sutton Vane Associates, where he was a director, at the end of 2012. The new practice, Michael Grubb Studio, will offer a range of consultancy, strategy, design and creative services covering all aspects of architectural lighting design.
“Michael Grubb Studio will allow me to take lighting design in a new direction defined by engagement with the client, the place and the brand,” Grubb says. “In my experience, dialogue is an essential element in the creative process. You might be lighting a commercial building or a public space or developing the lighting strategy for a whole city but every project has its own story to tell and they all start with a conversation.”
Grubb entered lighting design in 1998 and subsequently became a director of Sutton Vane Associates, helping them win numerous projects and awards all over the world. In 2011 the Olympic Delivery Authority appointed him as its ‘Learning Legacy Ambassador for Lighting’ following his work on the public realm lighting in the London Olympic Park. He was named Lighting Designer of the Year at the 2012 Lighting Design Awards.