Anna Freiesleben

Michael Grubb Studio

With a background in architecture and urban design, Anna ventured into lighting design to explore atmosphere and placemaking through the specialist medium of light.

The captivating elements of light, shadow and pattern have consistently featured throughout Anna’s design work, including an immersive projection installation at the 2018 Venice Biennale. Winner of a Silver Creative Conscience Award in 2020, Anna’s Master’s thesis explored migration and boundaries, expressed through the layering of coloured glass, perforated screens, and their shadows.

Since joining Michael Grubb Studio, Anna has utilised her conceptual and technical skills in notable projects including Battersea Power Station, Silvertown and Ad Gefrin Distillery. These skills were effectively implemented on site at Ready Steady Light 2021, where the team won the Technical Award.

Anna continues to expand her portfolio of bespoke lighting projects, focusing on crafting spaces that radiate ambiance and purpose. Always considering the core foundations of light, the nature of light beyond Earth is the latest fascination to capture Anna’s imagination.