Michael Grubb/UK, Michael Grubb Studio
Michael Grubb is Creative Director of Michael Grubb Studio and was Lighting Designer of the Year in 2012 in the UK. Over the last 15 years, Michael’s projects have been featured on BBC TV and Channel 4 as well as in the national and specialist press. He has won accolades including the National Lighting Design Award, Lux Award, RIBA White Rose, Landscape Institute Award and Design Week Award.
Michael began his career in 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 Michael as its Learning Legacy Ambassador for Lighting. The programme showcased the lessons learned from London 2012.
In 2013, Michael co-founded the RE:LIT project, a charity initiative that works with manufacturers to take superseded, damaged and ex-demo lighting equipment from their shelves and make use of it in community projects. Michael is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers, the Society of Light & Lighting and the Chartered Society of Lighting, and is a guest lecturer at the Arts University College of Bournemouth.
From designer to owner: a journey into unexplored terrain
Presentation date: 27. October
Presentation time: 15:05
The transition from designer to proprietor is faced with challenges, unexpected twists and a goal for long-term achievement. It is not just uncharted territory for many, it is also subject matter that has not been presented to audiences.
It is easy to share with others the glorified merits of the ‘about us’ page, the award recognition, the growing portfolio and the customers whom you magnify. What about the reality?
The biggest challenge for businesses today is not to sound and behave the same as everyone else.
Whoever wanted to live in the middle? Being identical to someone else is the most dangerous place a lighting design company can be today.