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. 

Timothy Oulton



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



Spencer Street Residence

Wharf Terraces

Hopetoun Avenue



Delhi One

ANZAC Memorial

City North Substation

Redfern Street

Shed 1 Canopy Tasmania


Please contact michel@lightstudiomg.com for a comprehensive list of project experiences.

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