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 North Lakes Restaurant Precinct.
The scale and spirit of the firm means that Michel manages a focused team of talent whilst able to maintain direct input to the design, direction and delivery of projects.
A CAREER OF LIGHTING DESIGN
Michel’s experience has covered most facets of lighting. Some of the memorable projects within his career include:
52 Martin Place
ANZ Trading Room
Westfield Design and Construct Office
Westfield Lowey Family Group Office
Westfield Corporate Office
No.1 Martin Place
Female Orphanage School
Sydney Town Hall
Westfield North Lakes
QT Resort Gold Coast
Crowne Plaza Noida
Lake Palace Hotel Udaipur
Sky City Casino
Revesby Workers Club
Putrajaya Convention Centre
UB City Master Plan
Auckland City Masterplan
Spencer Street Residence
City North Substation
Shed 1 Canopy Tasmania
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