Who We Are
Founded by Michele Grech-Cumbo, a design consultant and Creative Director, StudioMIC is a multi-disciplinary design company with experience and expertise in product, interior and artistic design. While we offer in-house services such as design and project management, we also offer full turnkey solutions via our networks and relationships developed and nurtured through projects and business development.
Our projects include interior design in the residential, commercial, hospitality and the restaurant industries. Additionally, we involve ourselves with contractors and project managers in order to see our projects come to fruition. We have designed and created specialised custom products and projects for commercial as well as bespoke clients, providing design, manufacturing and project management for these discerning entities.
Our projects also include the development of new products both for our standard product ranges as well as bespoke designs for our discerning clients. We also pull standard products from our other brand, Afrienza, and our network of distributed products.
StudioMIC strives to create beautiful objects with rivaling quality. We believe in service, quality and honesty. We believe in designing objects that are sustainable, impacting less on our environment and our world, while maintaining the desired outcomes. While we create objects for industry, we believe design should be helpful, social, 'co-designed' and something that is able to impact positively on everyone.
“Without good design, humankind has little to desire” ~ Michele Grech-Cumbo
2019 | Nandos: Young Hot Designer Finalist
Kuluz Collection of African inspired tables and stools.
2019 | PPC Imaginarium Finalist
Tension: A sculptural concrete coffee table.
2018 | 100% Design and Decorex
Exhibitor and ‘Future Splash’ invitational exhibitor.
2017 | ”Off The Wall” Group Sculpture Exhibition, Everard Read Gallery
OBR: Floating Flock of Fowls.
2017 | Elle Decoration Magazine: SOLVE Finalist
Novela: Modular Shelving System.
2016 | Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) Overall Competition Grand Prize Winner
RapidSaver: Recycled, low-cost life preserver for impoverished areas.
2016 | Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Design Indaba, First Runner up and Design Indaba Invitational Exhibitor
Sanibonani Seating. “For Us All” shareable public seating.
2014 | Samsung Inspire Design Finalist
Sprouts: Playground Equipment was a finalist design for the Samsung Inspire Design Competition.
2013 | Bachelors of Technology in Industrial Design
Industrial Design, University of Johannesburg
Dissertation Title: Sprouts: Playground Equipment: A user-centered approach to improving gross motor skills, socialization and cognitive skills in children.
2012 | National Diploma in Three-Dimensional Design
University of Johannesburg.
2012 | Alexandra Township, Social Candle Holder Initiative, Finalist
University of Johannesburg.
Design a safe, low-cost candle holder for use within informal township settlements, that reduce the cause of fires.
We are here to help you every step of the way
When we take on a project here at StudioMIC we pour all of our creative and professional talents into it. We’re passionate about creating designs that will change the world and the way you spend your time in your new custom-designed space. Take a look at some of our recent projects.