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Michel was born in Mauritius and came to Australia at the age of 6. He studied Industrial Design at the University of Western Sydney.


His lighting career commenced in 2001 working with the internationally regarded lighting planners Lighting Design Partnership (LDP), during which time he dedicated himself to formalising his knowledge in lighting at Sydney University. LDP exposed Michel to a diverse range of exciting projects, many of them large-scale and offshore. These projects comprised lighting for hospitality including Lake Palace Resort in India, large-scale landscapes, convention centres, and civic lighting master planning.


In 2005, Michel complemented his lighting design career in a manufacturing and sales role with Xenian - a lighting supplier based in the north of Sydney. His role was to provide product and design support to Lighting Designers, Architects, and Interior Designers.


In 2007 Michel joined PointOfView as Senior Designer. He was later promoted to Design Manager. Amongst his many challenging and exciting projects Michel was the project principal for the QT Resort, Gold Coast; Starwood’s Isle Of Pines refurbishment; Westin Hotel and Conference Centre, Mumbai; relighting of Sydney Town Hall façade;  Sydney International Airport Retail; GPO No.1 Martin Place, Sydney (which received an IES Award of Commendation 2011);  Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Westfield shopping centres at Miranda, Sydney, and Doncaster, Victoria (recipient of IES Award of Commendation); Gallery high rise Apartments in Sydney and multiple smaller-scale projects.


In 2012 Michel established LightStudioMG which has quickly become prominent in the region. The Illuminating Engineering Society recognised Michel’s work with an IES Award of Commendation 2016 for the North Lakes Restaurant Precinct.


The scale and spirit of the firm mean that Michel manages a focused team of talent whilst able to maintain direct input to the design, direction and delivery of projects. 



Michel’s experience has covered most facets of lighting. Some of the memorable projects within his career include:



  • 52 Martin Place

  • ANZ Trading Room

  • Macquarie Bank

  • Westfield Design and Construct Office

  • Westfield Lowey Family Group Office

  • Westfield Corporate Office



  • No.1 Martin Place

  • Female Orphanage School

  • Sydney Town Hall

  • Lober House



  • Westfield Doncaster

  • Westfield Chatswood

  • Westfield North Lakes



  • QT Resort Gold Coast

  • Westin Mumbai

  • Crowne Plaza Noida

  • Lake Palace Hotel Udaipur

  • Sky City Casino

  • Revesby Workers Club

  • Guaro Deva



  • Putrajaya Convention Centre

  • UB City Master Plan

  • Auckland City Masterplan

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